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Medical Terminology2

ather/o plaque
axill/o underarm
carp/o carpal
chem/o drug
cholecyst/0 gallbladder
chron/o time
cis/o to cut
cost/o ribs
col/o colon
cry/o cold
cutane/o skin
dur/o dura mater
gen/o to produce/begin
hyster/o uterus
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
mamm/o; mast/o breast
men/o menses
mening/o meninges
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cords; bone marrow
nat/i birth
necr/o death
oophor/o ovary
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
phleb/o vein
plas/o formation, growth, development
pneumon/o; pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-rays
salping/o fallopian tube
septic/o pertaining to infection
scapul/o scapula
son/o sound
top/o to put, place, position
troph/o development, nourishment
urethra/o urethra
uter/o uterus
ur/o urine, urea
vascul/o blood vessel
ven/o vein
-cision process of cutting
-crine secretion
-dipsia thirst
-gen to produce
-ia condition
-lapse to fall, slide
-megaly enlargement
-meter to measure
-mortem death
-ous pertaining to
-partum birth
-phagia to eat, swallow
-phasia to speak
-plasm formation
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-pathy disease condition
-rrhea flow, discharge
ab- away from
ad- toward, near
ante- before, forward
anti- against
bi- two, both
brady- slow
ec- out, outside
epi- above,upon
extra- out, outside of
hemi- half
inter- between
intra- within
mal- bad
neo- new
para- beside, near
peri- surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before
FBS fasting blood sugar
FDA Food & Drug Administration
Fe iron
FH family history
FHR fetal heart rate
F/U; f/u follow up
FUO fever of unknown origin
Fx fracture
G;gm gram
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GH growth hormone
GI gastrointestinal
GTT glucose tolerance test
gt,gtt drop
GU genitourinary
GYN,gyn gynecology
h, hr hour
Hb,Hgb, hgb hemoglobin
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCG, hCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HCT, Hct hematocrit
HCV hepatitis C virus
HD hemodialysis
HDL high density lipoprotein
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
h/o history of
H&P history and physical
HPI history of present illness
HPV human papillomavirus
hs at bedtime
HTN hypertension
Hx history
I&D incision and drainage
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
ICU intensive care unit
IM intramuscular
I&O input & output
IV intravenous
K potassium
kg kilogram
L,l left, liter, lower
LA left atrium
lat lateral
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LLQ left lower quadrant
LFT liver function tests
LMP last menstrual period
LP lumbar puncture
LUQ left upper quadrant
LV left ventricle
m meter
MCH mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCV mean corpuscular volume
mg milligram
MI myocardial infarction
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MVP mitral valve prolapse
Created by: ammendez