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SRGT Ch1 Terminology

Intro to Healthcare Terminology Ch1

QuestionAnswer
Ante- before; in front of
Anti- against
Dys- bad; painful; abnormal; difficult
Endo-, End- inner; within
Ex- outside; out
Hyper- excessive; above
Hypo- deficient; below; under
Per- through
Peri- around; surrounding
-al, -ac, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ous pertaining to
-ectomy removal; excision; resection
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-logy study of
-plasty surgical repair
-scopy visual examination
-tomy incision; process of cutting
-y condition; process
arthr/o joint
cardi/o heart
colon/o, col/o colon
enter/o small intestines
gastr/o stomach
hyster/o uterus
nat/o birth; born
oste/o bone
path/o disease
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome
AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
LASER Light amplification by stimulation emission radiation
TURP Transurethral resection of the prostate
-icle, -ole, -ule small; tiny
-is structure; thing
-um structure
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor; mass
-osis abnormal condition
-ptosis drooping; prolapse; sagging
-rrhage, -rrhagia busting forth
-rrhea discharge; flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-stenosis narrowing
-metry process measurement
-opsy process of viewing
-gram process of recording
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy new opening
-tome instrument used to cut
-tripsy crushing
-graph instrument to record
-meter instrument to measure
-scope instrument to view
-tripter machine to crush
-trite instrument to crush
-er one who
-iatrician, -iatrist one who specializes in treatment
-iatrics treatment
-iatry process of treatment
-ist one who specializes
-logist one who specializes in the study of
Pre- before
Post- after
A-, An- no; not; without
Epi- above; upon
Hemi- half; partial
In- not; inside
Inter- between
Infra- below
Intra- within
Neo- new
Par- near
Para- abnormal
Poly- many
Sub- under; below
Trans- through
Z= x
F= ph
N= gn
U= eu
T= pt
S= ps
fet/o fetus
tympan/o eardrum
Chlor green
Eryth red
Xanth yellow
Leuk white
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
EGD Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ENT Ear, nose, throat
GSW Gun shot wound
Na Sodium
NPO Nothing by mouth
C & S Culture and sensitivity
I & D Incision and drainage
FB Foreign body
CT scan Computed tomography
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
PET scan Positron emission tomography
KUB Kidney, ureter, bladder
stat immediately
H & P history and physical
q. every
q.d. every day
q.i.d. four times a day
q.h. every hour
bi/o life
dent/i, odont/o teeth
derm/o, dermat/o skin
electr/o electrical activity
hepat/o liver
lith/o stone
log/o study; knowledge
ophthalm/o eye
therm/o heat; temperature
troph/o nourishment; development
Created by: Alyse Gilmore Alyse Gilmore on 2011-06-19



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