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Med terms

Medical terminology

pre- before
post- After
peri- Around
hyper- excessive, increased
hypo- deficient, decreased
–itis inflammation
–ectomy surgical removal
–ic pertaining to
–al pertaining to
–algia pain
–rrhea abnormal flow
–rrhexis rupture
–ology study of
–ologist specialist
cardi/o hearts
arthr/o joints
gastr/o stomach
nat/i birth
rhin/o nose
my/o muscle
erythr/o red
neur/o nerve
enter/o small intestine
–otomy surgical incision
-ostomy Surgical incision to create an artificial opening
NPO Nothing by mouth
BAC blood alcohol concentration
DX, Dx diagnosis
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
Created by: bmcmiller24