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Med Term Study Stack

Basic Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
a/an not, without
ante before
anti against
brady slow
dys difficult, abnormal
ecto outside of
endo within
epi above, upon
ex/o out, away
hyper beneath
inter between
intra within
mid midline
peri around
poly many
retro behind, backward
semi half, partly
super/supra excessive, above
tachy fast
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cervic/o neck
cyan/o blue
cyst/o bladder
cyt/o cell
derm skin
enter/o digestive system
gastr/o stomach
hem/a/o blood
hepat/o liver
leuk/o white
oste/o bone
phleb/o vein
pneum/o lung, air
pulm/o lung
ren/o kidney
vas/o, vascul/o vessel
algia pain
cyte cell
emia blood condition
gram record
graphy writing, record
ia, iasis condition of
ic pertaining to
itis inflammation
megaly enlargement
oid like, shape, resemble
ology science of
osis condition
otomy incision
pathy disease
penia deficiency
plasty plastic surgical repair
plegia paralysis
poiesis production
rrhage excessive bleeding
scopy examine
ad lib as desired
prn as needed
npo nothing by mouth
ac before meals
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
CBC complete blood count
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
IV intravenous
IM intramuscular
ICU intensive care unit
RUQ right upper quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
WBC white blood count
RBC red blood count
LLE left lower extremity
WNL within normal limits
ROM range of motion
c with
s without
p after
BID twice daily
TID three times daily
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