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Medical Terminology1

abdomin/o abdomen
aden/o gland
amni/o amnion
angi/o vessel
an/o anus
anter/o front
arthr/o joint
bi/o life
bronch/o bronchial tubes
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o brain
cervic/o neck
chondr/o cartilage
coccyg/o tailbone
crani/o skull
cyst/ urinary bladder
cyt/o cell
derm/o/ demat/o skin
electr/o electricity
encephal/o head
enter/o intestines
epitheli/o skin,surface tissue
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
gastr/o stomach
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o women,female
hem/o, hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx
later/o side
leuk/o white
lumb/o waist
lymph/o lymph
mediastin/o mediastinum
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
osteo/o bone
path/o disease
pelv/o pelvis
peritone/o peritoneum
pharyng/o pharynx
pleur/o pleura
poster/o back, behind
psych/o mind
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
spin/o spine
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clotting
trache/o trachea
vertebr/o vertebra
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy cutting out, removal, excision
-emia blood condition
-globin protein
-gram record
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-oma tumor, mass
-opsy to view
-osis abnormal condition
-scope instrument to visually exam
-scopy process of visual examination
-sis state of
-tomy process of cutting into;incision
a-; an- no,not
auto- self
dia- complete, through
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
endo- within
exo- outside
hyper- excessive, more than normal
hypo- below, less than normal, under
pro- before, forward
re- back
retro- behind
sub- below, under
trans- across, through
Ab antibody
abd abdomen
a.c., ac before meals
ACE angiotensin-converting-enzyme
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
ACS acute coronary syndromes
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADHD attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
ad lib freely as desired
AIDS acquired-immunodeficiency syndrome
AED automatic external defibrillator
alb albumin
AMI acute myocardial infarction
AP, A/P anterior-posterior
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
ARF acute renal or respiratory failure
b.i.d., bid twice a day
BM bowel movement, bone marrow
BMT bone marrow transplant
BP, B/P blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
bs blood sugar, bowel sounds, breath sounds
BSE breast self-examination
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx biopsy
c (with a small line over) with
CA cancer
Ca calcium
c capsule
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CC chief compliant
CCU coronary care unit/critical care unit
CF cystic fibrosis
cm centimeters
c/o complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP chest pain, cerebral palsy
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S, C+S culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT scan computed tomography exam
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
D/C discontinue
D&C dilation and curettage
diff. differential
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DRE digital rectal exam
DT delirium tremens
DTR deep tendon reflex
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
ED emergency department
EDC estimated date of confinement
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
EEG electroencephalography
EF ejection fraction
EMG electromyography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ETOH ethyl alcohol
Created by: ammendez