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shelby 1

roots, prefixes, and suffixes for nursing

arterio artery
arthro joint
cardio heart
cephalo head
cerebro brain
cost rib
cranio skull
cyto cell
derma skin
entero intestine
gastro stomach
hema blood
a-, an- without, not
anti- against
auto- self
bi- two, double
brady- slow
dys- bad, difficult, painful
eu- good, normal
hemi- half
hyper- above, excessive
hypo- less than, under
inter- between
-ac, -al, -eal, -ic pertaining to
-algia pain
-cide to kill or destroy
-ectomy removal of
-emia blood
-gram record
-graph instrument to record
-ism condition
-itis inflammation of
-lithiasis presence of stones
-ology study of
-megaly enlargement
hepato liver
lipo fat
myo muscle
nephro, reno kidney
rhino nose
neuro nerve
ophtal, oculo eye
osteo bone
oto ear
pneumo lung
thoraco chest
ven, phlebo vein
intra- within
multi- many
peri- around
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front
pseudo- false
quad- four
semi- half
sub- under, below
tachy- fast, rapid
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-otomy surgical incision
-pathy disease
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing, respiration
-rrhea drainage, flow
-scope examination, instrument
-stasis stoppage
-stomy artifical opening
-uria urine
Created by: Shelby Gerencer