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PCT-CNA Med Terms

Mainly pre & suff with reference of usage

a-, an-, ar- abatement no, not, without decrease in severity of pn, symptom, disorder
ab- abduct away from to draw away from the median line
acou- acoustic hearing
ad- adduct toward to draw toward the median line
af- to, toward
alba- white
ambi- both
ana- up
ante- before
aniso- unequal
anti-, contra- against
atel- imperfect, imcomplete
auto- self
bi- two
bio- life
blasto- growth
brachy- short
brady- slow
cata- down
centi- hundred
chromo- color
circum-, peri- around
co-, com-, con- together with
contra- opposite
cyan- blue
de- down, under
dia- through, complete
diplo- double
dis- apart, away from
dys- difficult, painful
ecto-, exo- outside
edem- swelling
endo-, intra- inside, within
epi- on, over
erythr- red
eu- normal, good
ex- out, away from
exo- without, outside of
extra- outside of, in addition to, beyond
fasci- band
fore- before, in front
haplo- single, simple
hemi- half
hetero- different
homo- same
homeo- unchanged
hydro- water
hyper- increased
hypo- decreased
idio- distinct, peculiar to an individial
infra, sub below
inter- between
intra- within
iso- equal
lacri- tears
macro large
mal- bad, ill
medi- middle
mega- great
meta- beyond
micro- small
milli- one thousandth
mono-, uni- one
multi-, poly- many
neo- new
non- not
pan- all
para- beside, abnormal
per- through
peri- around
poly- many
post-, retro- after
pre-, ante- before, in front
primi- first
pro- before, in front of
pseudo- false
quadri-, quadro- four
retro- behind, backward
semi- half
steno- narrow
sub- below
supra-, super- above
sym- together
syn- together
tachy- fast
tox- poison
trans- across
tri- three
ultra- excessive, extreme
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -ic pertaining to
-ad toward
-agon assemble, gather together
-algesia excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia, -dynia pain
-an characteristic of
-ar relating to
-arche beginning
-asthenia lack of strength
-atresia abnormal closure
-blast immature cell
-capnia carbon dioxide
-cele swelling
-centesis surgical puncture
-cidal pertaining to death
-cide kill
-clast break
-coccus spherical
-crine secrete
-cyte cell
-cytosis abnormal condition of cells
-desis binding, stabilizing, fusion
-dipsia thirst
-ectasia, -ectasis distention, expansion
-ectomy surgical removal
-emesis vomit
-emia pertaining to blood
-esthesia nervous sensation
-form structure
-gen producing
-genesis origin of
-globin, -globulin protein
-gram written record
-graph an instrument for making records
-graphy method of recording
-gravida pregnancy
-ia condition
-iasis diseased condition
-ile having qualities of
-ion process
-ism condition of
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement
-lepsy lepsy, seizure
-lith stone
-logist one who studies
-logy study of
-lysis, -rrhexis rupture
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument to measure
-metry measurement
-ness state of, quality
-oid like, similar to
-ole small, little
-oma tumor
-opia eye, vision
-ory pertaining to
-ose sugar, having qualities of
-osis, -iasis abnormal condition
-ostomy surgical opening
-otomy cut into, incision
-ous pertaining to
-oxia oxygen level
-paresis weakness
-pathy disease
-penia lack of, deficiency
-pepsia digestion
-pexy fixation
-phagia eating, swallowing
-philia increase in cell number
-phobia fear
-phonia voice
-phylaxis protection
-physis growth
-plasia growth, cellular multiplication
-plasia surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis production
-prandial meal
-ptosis dropping
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhea discharge
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy visual examination
-spasm, -stalsis involuntary contraction
-stasis controlling, to be still, stop
-sthenia strength
-stenosis narrowing, tightening
-stomy new opening
-taxia muscle condition
-tension pressure
-therapy treatment
-tome instrument for cutting
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-trophy development
-trophin stimulation
-tropic turning toward
-ula, -ule small, little
-uria pertaining to uring
-y condition, process
anter/o, ventr/o anterior, ventral front, before - opposite of posterior, dorsal
dist/o distal distant farther from any point of reference
later/o lateral side farther from the midline of the body
medi/o medial middle situated toward the midline
poster/o, dors/o posterior, dorsal back, behind - opposite of anterior, ventral
proxim/o proximal near nearest to point of reference
viscer/o viscus internal organs (viscera - pl of viscus) any lg interior organ, esp those in abdomen
leuk/o- Leukocytopenia white color - often regarding WBCs AKA leukopenia - reduction of WBCs
carcin/o carcinogen cancer substance that causes cancer
cutane/o - dermat/o - derm/o cutaneous, dermal, dermis skin
adipsia absence of thirst, abnormal avoidance of drinking
Created by: jeffodom44