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Purple Module

All Review Terminology Purple

acous/o audi/o audit/o -acusia -acusis -cusia -cusis hearing
ambly/o dull, dim
blephar/o eyelid
cephal/o -ceps head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o chromat/o colour
cor/o core/o pupill/o pupil
cycl/o ciliary body (of the eye)
dacry/o lacrim/o tear, lacrimal apparatus
dacryocyst/o lacrimal sac
dendr/o tree
dipl/o di- dipl- double
encephal/o brain
gangli/o ganglion
poli/o gray; gray matter
gli/o -glia glue, neurological tissue
hydr/o water
irid/o iris
kerat/o horny tissue, hard, cornea
kinesi/o -kinesia movement
later/o side, to one side
mening/o meningi/o meninges
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
narc/o stupor, numbness, sleep
neur/o nerve
noct/o nyctal/o night
ocul/o ophthalm/o eye
opt/o optic/o -opia -opsia vision
phac/o lens
presby/o old age
radicul/o nerve root
ot/o ear
salping/o tube (eustachian)
scot/o darkness
staped/o stapes
synapt/o synapsis, point of contact
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath
ton/o tension
ventricul/o ventricle
vitr/o vitreous body
tympan/o tympanic membrane, eardrum
-al -ary -ic -ous -tic pertaining to
-algesia -algia -dynia pain
-cele hernia, swelling
-ectomy excision, removal
-graphy process of recording
-ia -ism condition
-itis inflammation
-ion the act of
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis separation, destruction, loosening
-malacia softening
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia, -opsia vision
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis prolapse
-rrhea discharge, flow
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual exam
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tropia stimulate
a-, an- without, not
bi- two
brady- slow
exo- outside, outward
contra- against, opposite
hyper- excessive, above normal
hypo- under, below, deficient
dys- bad, painful,difficult
eso- inward
para- near, beside; beyond
quadri- four
syn- union, together, joined
uni- one
ADHD attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
AS left ear
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid analysis
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electroencephalogram/graphy
ENT ears, nose and throat
EOM extraocular movement
IOP intraocular pressure
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
OD right eye, overdose
OS left eye
OU both eyes
PERRLA pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation
PET positron emission tomography
PNS peripheral nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system
SLE slit-lamp examination
TIA transient ischemic attack
VF visual field
XT exotropia
phot/o light
Created by: Barbara Ross



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