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Allied Health 2

Prefixes, Suffixes and root words

as left ear
asa aspirin
ad lib freely or as often as desired
tbsp tablespoon
au each ear
gm gram
ht height
c with a line over it with
er emergency room
bp blood pressure
t temperature
vs vital signs
a.m. morning
aa alcoholic anonymous
Bx biopsy
tab. tablet
q.h. every hour
b.m. bowel movement
q.i.d. four times a day
s.o.b. shortness of breath
e.d. emergency department
-pathy disease condition
-scopy process of visually examining
ur/o urinary tract
thromb/o clotting
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
hyper- excessive
-scope instrument to visually examine
-logy process of study
-itis inflammation
-ist specialist
-ic, ical pertaining to
-gram record
-ectomy excisioin
ped/o child
psych/o mind
radi/o x-ray
enter/o intestines
neur/o nerves
electr/o electricity
derm/o skin
cyt/o cell
cerebr/o cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
leuk/o white
hepat/o liver
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
gnos/o knowledge
gastr/o stomach
cardi/o heart
carcin/o cancer
arthr/o joint
aut-, auto self, own
-globin protein
-cyte cell
aden/o gland
re/o back
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
rhin/o nose
log/o study of
sarc/o flesh
trans- across
-opsy process of veiwing
dermat/o skin
pro/o before
sub/o below
retro/o behind
path/o disease
ex, exo out
cephal/o head
sect/o to cut
-ion process
gynec/o women
crin/o to secrete
Created by: tessadancz