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Apendix A

Prescription Terminology

QuestionAnswer
vasectomy excision of part of the vas deferns to produce male sterility.
obsterics The speciality pertaining to the care and treatment of mother fetus througout pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum period.
Mammogram an x-ray of the breasts
hysterectomy the surgical removal of the uterus
gynecologist The phsyician who specializes in the reproductive system of women.
subcutaneous pertaining to below the skin
percutaneous through the skin
epidermal pertaining to on the skin
dermatologist specalist in the study of the diseases of the skin
dermatitis inflammation of the skin.
myringitis inflammation of the typanic membrane
photophobia Extreme sensitivity and discomfort from light
optomery process of measuring the eye
opthalmologist specialist in diseases of the eye
intraocular pertaining to the insde of the eye.
conjunctivitis inflammation of the conjectiva
urologist physician who specializes in conditions of the urinary system
pyelonephritis inflammation of the renal pelvis area of the kidney
polyuria condition in which one urinates excessively
nephrectomy surgical removal of a kidney
sublingual pertaining to under the tounge
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
nasogastric pertaining to the nose andn the stomach
Gastroenterologist specialist in the study or treatment of the stomach and intestines
esphagitis inflammation of the esophagus
dysphagia pertaining to difficulty in eating or swallowing
dyspepsia the condition od indigesion, or of painful digestion
colonscopy process of viewing the colon
cirrhosis chronic liver condition that causes yellowing of tissues
cholecystectomy surgical removal of the gail bladder
myeloma tumor of the bone marrow
hematology medical study of the blood
anemia a blood condition in which there is a reduction in the # of red blood cells, hemoglobin,, or the volume of packed red blood cells.
vasectomy excision of part of the vas deferns to produce male sterility.
obsterics The speciality pertaining to the care and treatment of mother fetus througout pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum period.
Mammogram an x-ray of the breasts
hysterectomy the surgical removal of the uterus
gynecologist The phsyician who specializes in the reproductive system of women.
subcutaneous pertaining to below the skin
percutaneous through the skin
epidermal pertaining to on the skin
dermatologist specalist in the study of the diseases of the skin
dermatitis inflammation of the skin.
myringitis inflammation of the typanic membrane
photophobia Extreme sensitivity and discomfort from light
optomery process of measuring the eye
opthalmologist specialist in diseases of the eye
intraocular pertaining to the insde of the eye.
conjunctivitis inflammation of the conjectiva
urologist physician who specializes in conditions of the urinary system
pyelonephritis inflammation of the renal pelvis area of the kidney
polyuria condition in which one urinates excessively
nephrectomy surgical removal of a kidney
sublingual pertaining to under the tounge
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
nasogastric pertaining to the nose andn the stomach
Gastroenterologist specialist in the study or treatment of the stomach and intestines
esphagitis inflammation of the esophagus
dysphagia pertaining to difficulty in eating or swallowing
dyspepsia the condition od indigesion, or of painful digestion
colonscopy process of viewing the colon
cirrhosis chronic liver condition that causes yellowing of tissues
cholecystectomy surgical removal of the gail bladder
myeloma tumor of the bone marrow
hematology medical study of the blood
metastasis d
leukemia a malignant blood disease marked by abnormal white blood cells, or leukocytes
immunocompromised d
autoimmune d
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
hypokalemia low blood potassium
hyperthylcoidism condition of too much throid hormone.
hyperglycemia to much sugar in the blood.
endocrinology study of the secreting glands that comprise the endocrine system
tedinitis inflammation of the tendon
orthopedic straight foot
myalgia muscle pain
intramascular pertaining to within the muscle
bursitis inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac around the joints
arthritis inflammation of the joints
thoractomy incision into the chest
stethoscope instioument used to listen to lung and heart sounds through the chest wall.
spirometry measurement of breathing
rhinorrhea discharge from the nose
rhinoplasty surgical repair for the nose
pulmonologist specialist in diseases of the lungs
pharynitis inflammation of the pharynx
hypoxia a condition of deficient oxygen levels
dyspnea diffuicult,painful, or faulty breathing
bronchitis inflammation of the bronchi
tachycardia pertaining to a fast hear rate
pericardium lining around the outside of the heart
myocardium heart muscle tissue
myocraditis inflammation of the heart muscle
hyoxemia to little oxygen in the blood
hypertension high blood pressure
endocardium membrane lining the cavities of the heart
cardiomyopathy disease of the heart muscle
cardiologist a phsyician who specializes in diseases of the heart
bradycardia pertaining to a slow heart rate
schiizophrenia a type of phsychosis in which the mind is said to be split from reality.
neurologist a phsyician who specializes in diseases of the neurological system.
neuralgia nerve pain
meningitis inflammation of the meninges of the brain
epilepsy a disorder of the centeral nervous system characterized by recurrent seizures
epidural pertaining to above the durameter
cerebrovascular pertaining to the brain and blood vesseks that supply it
cerebrospinal pertaining to the brain and the spinal cord
venlo vein
urethrlo urethra
trachelo treachea
thromblo clot
thorac/o chest
septi bacteria
rhin/o nose
ren/O kidney
rect/o rectum
quadri/i four
pulmon/O lungs
phsyco/o, Phsych/i mind or soul
pneum/o lungs;air
phot/o light
phleb/o vein
pancreat/o pancreas
or/o mouth
opt/o, ocul/o, ophothalm/o eye
neur/o nerve
nephr/o kideney
nas/o nose
narc/o sleep
my/o muscle
muc/o mucus
lymph/o lympth
lip/o fat
immune/o protection
hyter/o uterus
hydr/o water;fluid
hepat/o liver
hemat/o, hem/o blood
gyn/o, gyn/e, gynec/o woman
gastro/o stomach
erthyr/o red
encephal/o brain
electr/o electricity
cyt/o cell
cyst/o bladder,sac
coagul/o clotting
cerebr/o cerebrum
cardi/o heart
carcin/o cancer
bucc/o cheek
bronch/o bronchus
aur/o ear
audi/o hearing;sound
ather/o fat;fatty plaque
arthr/o joint
arteri/o artery
abdomin/o abdomen
stasis control; stop
schlerosis hardening
rrhea flow;discharge
pnea breath
plasty surgical repair
phobia abnormal fear
pathy disease
ostomy creation of an opening
osis abdnormal condition
oma tumor
(o)logy study of
(o)logist specialist in the study or treatment of
oid resemblnig; like
lepsy seizure
itis inflammation
ism condition
emia blood
emesis vomit
ectomy surgical removal; excision
cyte cell
algia pain
three tri
tachy with
syn together;with
sub below;under
semi half
retro behind;backward;upward
pre before;infront of
post after
poly many;excessive
peri around;surround
per through
para near;beside
non not
neo new
intra within
inter between
hypo below; deificient
hyper above; excessive
hemi half
gynec/o woman
epi upon;above
endo within
dys difficult; pain
contra against; opposite
brady slow
bi two; double; both
anti against
ante before; forward
a;an;ana no; not; without
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