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HHS Genitourinary Sy

Medical Word Elements & Abbreviations

cyst/o, vesic/o bladder
lith/o stone, calculus
meat/o opening, meatus
nephr/o kidney
pyel/o renal pelvis
ur/o urine, urinary tract
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
andr/o male
balan/o glans penis
epididym/o epididymis
orcho/o, orchi/o, orchid/o, test/o testis (plural, testes)
perine/o perineum (are between scrotum (or vulva in the female) and anus)
prostat/o prostate
spermat/o spermatozoa, sperm cells
sperm/o sperm
varic/o dilated vein
vas/o vessel; vas deferens; duct
vesicul/o seminal vesicle
albumin/o albumin, protein
azot/o nitrogenous compounds
bacteri/o bacteria (singular bacterium)
gonad/o gonads, sex glands
kal/i potassium (an electrolyte)
keton/o ketone bodies (acids and acetones)
noct/o night
olig/o scanty
py/o pus
-cide killing
-genesis forming, producing, origin
-iasis abnormal condition (produced by something specified)
-ism condition
-spadias slit, fissure
-uria urine
dia- through, across
retro- backward, behind
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C&S culture and sensitivity
ED erectile dysfucntion
GU genitourinary
HTN hypertension
K potassium
Na Sodium
pH symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity