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medterm

chapter 1

TermDefinition
ad- to: towards
ante- before
auto- self
ect- outside
en- intra- within
endo- within inner
epi- above; upon
ex out; outter
hemi- semi- half
infra- below
inter- between
iso- equal
meta- change; after; beyond
multi- poly- many
neo- new
pan- all
para- near; beside
peri- around; surrounding
post- after
pre- before
retro- behind; backward
sub- below
super- above; over; excess
supra- above; on top of
sym- with; association
syn- together; with; union
-ac,-al,-ar,-ary pertaining to
-crine to secrete
-crite to separate
-cyte cell
-gen, -genesis, - genic producing; forming
-globin protein
-gram record; picture
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of viewing
-pepsia digestion
-phagia eating; swallowing
-phonia voice sound
-pnea breathing
-thorax chest
-somnia sleep
-stasis control; stop
arachn/o spider
cerebr/o brain; cerebrum
crani/o skull
dendro/o branching
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
gli/o neuroglia; nerve cell
hydr/o water; fluid
mening/o meninges
myel/o spinal cord
neur/o nerve
olig/o few; diminished
quadr/i four
thec/o sheath
thromb/o clot
vascul/o blood vessels
ventricul/o ventricle
dura- hard
echo- sound
-algia pain
-malacia softening
-paresis partial paralysis
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electroencephalography
LP lumbar puncture
MS multiple sclerosis
PNS peripheral nervous system
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TIA transient ischemic attack
aque/o watery
blast/o immature
blephar/o eyelid
conjunctiv/o conjunctiva
corne/o cornea
dacry/o tears
dacryocyst/o tear sac
dipl/o double
fund/o fundus; base
glauc/o silver; gray
ir/o, irid/o iris
kerat/o cornea
lacrim/o tears
ocul/o eye
ophthalm/o eye
opt/o eye; vision
cut/o skin
derm/o skin
hidr/o sweat
kerat/o horny tissue; hard
melan/o black
myc/o fungus
onych/o; ungu/o nail
pachy/o thick
pil/o hair
rhtid/o wirnkles
seb/o sebum
squam/o scale
sud/o; sudor/o sweat
trich/o hair
xer/o dry
-tome cutting instrument
Bx biopsy
decub. decubitus ulcer
ID intradermal
I & D incision and drainage
SC subcutaneous
Created by: nataliewoodin10