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Medical Terms - 8Yve

Medical Terminology - Lesson 8 - P thru Z Prefixes & Suffixes

Pachy Thick (Pachyderm = thick-skinned Animal (elephant); Pachycephalic = abnormally thick skull)
Para Near, departure from the norm (Paradox; Paralgia = Abnormal pain)
Path Disease (Pathology = study of disease; psychopath = mind disease, antisocial disorder)
Penia Deficiency (Cytopenia = lack of cellular elements in the blood)
Peri Around (Perimeter; Pericardium = around the heart)
Pexy Fixation, suspension (retinopexy = surgical repair of a detatched retina)
Phobia Fear of (claustrophobia; hydrophobia = fear of water)
Phoresis Transmission (diaphoresis = perspiration, transmission of sweat)
Plasty Plastic surgical correction (Plaster; orthoplasty = surgical straitening)
Plegia Paralysis, stroke (Paraplegia = paralsis from the waist down (near + paralysis))
Poly Many (Monopoly = one oever many; polyarthritis = arthritis in many joints)
Post After (Posterior = back surface; Postmortem = after death)
Pre Before (Preoperative = before surgery; Preliminary = before the final results)
Pro In front of; on behalf of (Proglossis = tip of the tongue; Proactive = taking the initiative; anticipating events)
Pseudo False (Pseudonym = false name; Pseudodipsia = false thirst)
Ptosis Falling (Mastoptosis = sagging of the breast)
Re Back, again (reflex = flex response to stimulation (usually automatic))
Retro Backward (Retroflexed = bent backward, posterior; Retrograde = backward motion)
Rrhaphy Suture (Cardiorrhaphy = sutureing of the heart)
Rhexis Rupture (Angiorrhexis = ruptured blood vessel) (associate with tyranosaurus rex)
Scopy Exam (Telescope = distance seeing; Bronchoscopy = bronchus exam)
Semi Half (Semicircle; Semicomatose = half-conscious)
Sphygmo Pulse (Sphygmomanometer = "pulse meter" is a blood pressure meter (cuff))
Sub Below (Sublingual = under the tongue; Submarine = under the water)
Super, Supra Above (Supernova = greater than a nova; Superacute = highly severe)
Sym, Syn Together (Symbiotic = mutually beneficial & dependant; Synthesis = 2 or more blended together)
Tachy Swift, fast (Tachycardia = rapid heart rate; Tachometer = instrument that measures speed)
Tele Distance (Telephone = distance hearing; Telemetry = signal monitor interpretation at a distance)
Toxo Toxic, poison (Toxin = poison; Toxicoderma = skin disease caused by poison)
Trans Across (Transaction; Transfusion = transfer of blood into a person)
Tri Three (Triangle; Tricuspid = three cusps)
Ultra Above (Ultraviolet = light with higher wavelength than visible light; Ultrasonic = high frequency sound)
Uni One (Unicorn = having one horn; Uniocular = having one working eye)
Xeno Foreign (Xenophobia = fear of the foreign; Xenograft = a graft from one species to another)
Xero Dry (Xerochilla = dry lips)
Created by: Yve4Neph



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