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Purple Module

Purple Terminology Revised

ambly/o dull, dim
audi/o audit/o hearing
blephar/o eyelid
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o chromat/o colour
core/o pupil
cycl/o ciliary body, circular, cycle
dacry/o tear, lacrimal apparatus
dacryocyst/o lacrimal sac
dendr/o tree
dipl/o double
encephal/o brain
gli/o glue, neurolgical tissue
hydr/o water
irid/o iris
kerat/o horny tissue, hard, cornea
kinesi/o movement
mening/o meningi/o meninges
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
narc/o stupor, numbness, sleep
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
ocul/o ophthalm/o eye
opt/o optic/o eye, vison
ot/o ear
phac/o lens
poli/o gray, gray matter
presby/o old age
pupill/o pupil
radicul/o nerve root
salping/o tube (Eustachian)
vitr/o vitreous body
scot/o darkness
staped/o stapes
synapt/o synapsis, point of contact
thalam/o thalmus
thec/o sheath
ton/o tension
tympan/o tympanic membrane, ear drum
ventricul/o ventricule
later/o side, to one side
phot/o light
-acusis -cusis hearing
-al -ic -ary -ous pertaining to
-algia -dynia pain
-cele hernia, swelling
-ectomy excision, removal
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis separation, destruction,
-malacia softening
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-tic mind; emotion
-opia -opsia vision
-pathy disease
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis prolapse
-rrhea discharge, flow
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tropia turning
a- an- without, not
bi- two
brady- slow
exo- outside, outward
hyper- excessive, above normal
hypo- under, below, deficient
contra- against, opposite
di- double
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 electroencephalography
ENT ear, nose, throat
EOM extraocular movement
IOP intraocular pressure
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
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 extropia
gangli/o ganglion (knot or knot like)
later/o side, to one side
phot/o light
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-ia condition
Created by: Barbara Ross