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Medical Terms - 7Yve

Medical Terminology - Lesson 7 - I thru O Prefixes & Suffixes

TermDefinition
Iasis Condition of (cholelithiasis = condition of gallbladder stones)
Iatric Medicine (pediatric = child medicine; psychiatric = mind medicine)
Ic Pertaining to (enteric = pertaining to the small intestines; Hispanic = pertaining to Spanish)
Inter Between (intercostal = between ribs; international = between nations)
Intra Within (intra-aortic = within the aorta; intranet = a network inside an organization)
Isis, Asis Condition of (metastasis = condition of change in location or spreading)
Itis Inflammation of (gastritis = stomach inflammation; gingivitis = inflammation of the gums)
Juxta Near (juxtapose = laid side by side; juxtaepiphysial = near the epiphysis (long bone))
Kinesis Movement (kinesiology = study of movement)
Kypho Humped (kyphosis = condition of being humpbacked; kypho may also be a root word)
Logia, Logy Science of (geology = science of the Earth; cardiology = heart science or the study of)
Lysis Disintegration (analysis = breakdown of information; osteolysis = bone breakdown)
Macro Large, long (macroeconomic = the overall economy; macrostomia = large mouth)
Malacia Softening (chondromalacia = soft cartilage)
Med, Media, Medio Middle (mediate; mediocarpal = middle of the carpal bone)
Mega, Magaly Enlargement (megaphone; cardiomegaly = enlarged heart)
Micro Small (microscope = small look; microcephalic = small brain) (metric prefix for "one-millionth" of a unit)
Mono Single, One (monologue; mononeucleosis = condition of large outbreak of one nucleus lymphocytes)
Multi Many (multiplication; multifocal = many locations and/or reasons)
Neo New (neonatal = new born; neolithic = new/early stone age)
Ob Against, very close to, touching (obtunded = dull or blunt consciousness; obstruction = against, to block with obstacles)
Oid Like, shape, resemble (android = artificial person like; mucoid = mucouslike
Oligo Few (oligarchy = government of the few; oliguria = diminished urination)
Ology Study of (hydrology = study of water; neurology = study of the nerves)
Oma Tumor (lymphoma = lymph tumor)
Osis Condition of (hypnosis = sleep condition; pediculosis = condition of lice infestation)
Otomy Incision (not necessarily a removal) (craniotomy = skull incision)
Created by: Yve4Neph