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Med Terminology 1

TermDefinition
a- without
-ectomy Surgical removal
-itis inflammation
-megaly enlarged
-logy study of
-gram record or picture
-pathy disease
inter- between
a- without
dys- abnormal,difficult,painful
sub- below, underneath
bi- two
post- after
-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-cele hernia,protrusion
-dynia pain
-cytosis abnormal cell condition (too many)
-ectasis dilated, stretched out
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of the blood
-ia state,condition
-iasis abnormal condition
-ism state of, condition
-itis inflammation
-lith stone
-lysis destruction
-lytic destruction
-malacia abnormal softnening
-megaly enlargement, large
-oma tumor, mass
-osis abnormal condition
-penia too few
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardened condition
-spasm involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis stopping
-stenosis narrowing
-toxic poison
-uria condition of the urine
-clasia surgical breaking
-desis surgical fixation
-ectomy surgical removal, excision
-ostomy surgically create an opening
-otomy cutting into, incision
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-tome instrument to cut
-tripsy crushing
-centesis puncture to withdraw fluid
-gram record or picture
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-manometer instrument for measuring pressure
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy process of visually examining
-cle small
-cyesis pregnancy
-cyte cell
-derma skin condition
-dipsia thirst
-esthesia feeling, sensation
-gen that which produces
-genesis produces, generates
-genic producing
-globin protein
-globulin protein
-gravida pregnancy
-kinesia movement
-oid resembling
-ole small
-opia vision
-opsy view of
-osmia sense of smell
-oxia oxygen
-para to bear(offspring)
-partum birth, labor
-pepsia digestion
-phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech
-phil attracted to
-phonia voice
-plasm formation, development
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-porosis porous
-ptysis spitting up, coughing up
-theraphy treatment
-thorax chest
-trophic development
-trophy nourishment, development
-ule small
-er one who
-iatric medical specialty
-iatrist physician
-iatry treatment, medicine
-ician specialist
-ist specialist
-logist one who studies
-logy study of
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-atic pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-nic pertaining to
-ory pertaining to
-ose pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
an- without
anti- against
brady- slow
de- without
dys- painful, difficult
pachy- thick
tachy- fast
ante- in front of
endo- within, inner
epi- above, upon
ex- outward
extra- outside of
hypo- below
infra- below, under
inter- between
intra- inside, within
para- alongside, near
peri- around, near
retro- backward, behind
sub- beneath, under
supra- above
trans- across, through
bi- two
di- two
hemi- half
hyper- excessive, more than normal
hypo- insufficient, less than normal
micro- small
mono- one
multi- many
nulli- none
pan- all
poly- many,much
primi- first
quadri- four
tri- three
ultra- excess
uni- one
ante- before
neo- new
post- after
pre- before
auto- self
eu- normal, good
hetero- different
homo- same
per- through
abdomin/o abdomen
anter/o front (side of body)
brachi/o arm
caud/o tail
cephal/o head
cervic/o neck
chondr/o cartilage
crani/o skull
cubit/o elbow
dist/o farthest
dors/o back
femor/o femur, thigh bone
gastr/o stomach
genit/o genitials
glute/o buttocks
infer/o below, lower
inguin/o groin
later/o side
lumb/o low back
medi/o middle
nas/o nose
orbit/o eye socket
or/o mouth
ot/o ear
patell/o patella, kneecap
proxim/o nearest
pelv/o pelvis
poster/o back
thorac/o chest
scapul/o scapula, shoulder blade
spin/o spine
stern/o sternum, breast bone
super/o above, upper
ventr/o belly
vertebr/o vertebra, back bone
Created by: genlulu