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PHAR210 Ch1&2

Terms from Chapters 1&2 of Building a Medical Vocabulary (PHAR 210)

-er, -ist One who
-iatrician practitioner
-logist one who studies / specialist
-ac, -al, -ic, -logic, -logical pertaining to
-iatrics, -iatry medical profession or treatment
-logy study or science of
cardi(o) heart
crin(o) to secrete
dermat(o) skin
esthesi(o) feeling / sensation
gastr(o), enter(o) stomach, intestines
ger(a), ger(o), geront(o) elderly
gynec(o) female
immun(o) immune
ne(o), nat(o) new, birth
neur(o) nerve
obstetr(o) midwife
onc(o) tumor
ophthalm(o) eye
orth(o) straight
ped(o) child, sometimes foot
ot(o), laryng(o) ear, larynx
path(o) disease
ped(o) child
psych(o) mind
radi(o) radiant energy
rheumat(o) rheumatism
rhin(o) nose
ur(o) urinary tract
ED Emergency department
ER Emergency room
ENT Ear, nose, throat
GP General practitioner
Gyn gynecology
ICU Intensive Care Unit
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
OB Obstetrics
OR Operating Room
PA Physician Assistant
PE Physical examination
PT Physical Therapy
bi(o) life, living
dent(i), dent(o), odont(o) tooth
opt(o), optic(o) vision
or(o) mouth
pharmac(o) drugs or medicine
therapeut(o) treatment
an- no, not, without
endo- inside
-crine secrete
sub- below
dys- bad, painful, difficult
-pnea breathing
-al pertaining to
-itis inflammation
carp(o) wrist
aort(o) aorta
angi(o), vas(o) vessel
chir(o) hand
nephr(o), ren(o) kidney
cephal(o) head
articul(o) joint
Created by: xsheehee