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Med Terms 1

Chapter 1

Prefix Word part found at the beginning of the word
Suffix Word part found at the end of the word
Epi Upper
Extra Outside
Hyper Above, increased, more than normal
Hypo Below, under, decreased
Infra Below, beneath
Inter Between
Intra Within
Meta Beyond
Per Throughout
Sub Below, under, decreased
Super Above, increased, more than normal
Supra Above, increased, more than normal
Trans Across
Ultra Above, increased, more than normal
-ectomy Surgical removal
-pexy Suture to stabalize
-plasty Surgical repair
-stomy Surgical opening
-tomy Cutting into
-centesis Surgical puncture to remove fluid or gas
-gram Record of
-graph Instrument that records
-graphy Procedure that records
-lysis Seperation of or breakdown
-scope Instrument to visually examine
-scopy Procedure to visually examine
-therapy Treatment
-rhhage or -rhagia Bursting forth
-rrhaphy To suture
-rrhea Flow or discharge
-rrhexis Rupture
-algia or -dynia Pain
-itis Inflammation
-malacia Abnormal softening
-megaly Enlargement
-osis Abnormal condition
-pathy Disease
-sclerosis Abnormal hardening
-um Structure
Gastr/o Stomach
Hepat/o Liver
Hemat/o Blood
Ovari/o Ovaries
Lueko/o White
Rhin/o Nose
Cyst/o Bladder
Created by: Dar73387