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Medical Terminology (suffixes, prefixes, and Abbrevs)

QuestionAnswer
-ar pertaining to
-ation process (of)
-blast embryonic cell
-cyte cell
-edema swelling
-emia blood condition
-gen forming, producing, origin
-genesis forming, producing, origin
-pathy disease
-penia decrease, deficiency
-phage swallowing, eating
-phagia swallowing, eating
-phil attraction for
-philia attraction for
-phobia fear
-phoresis carrying, transmission
-globin protein
-graft transplantation
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-logy study of
-lysis separation, desctruction, loosening
-oid resembling
-oma tumour
-osis abnormal condition, increase
-phylaxis protection
-plasia formation, growth
-plasm formation, growth
-poiesis formation, production
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-stasis standing still
-tic pertaining to
-toxic pertaining to poison
a-, an- without, not
allo- other, differing from the normal
ana- against, up, back
aniso- unequal, dissimilar
auto- self, own
hypo- under, below, deficient
im- not
iso- same equal
macro- large
micro- small
mono- one
poly- many, much
A, B, AB, O Blood types in ABO blood group
AB, Ab, ab antibody, abortion
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
AML acute myelogenous leukemia
APC antigen-presenting cell
APTT activated partial thromboplastin time
baso basophil
BMT bone marrow transplant
CBC complete blood count
CLL chronic lymphocytic leukemia
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
diff differential count (white blood cells)
DVT deep vein thrombosis; deep venous thrombosis
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
eos eosinophil
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
GVHD graft-versus-host disease
GVHR graft-versus-host reaction
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
HDN hemolytic disease of the newborn
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
lgs immunoglobulins
lymphos lymphocytes
MNL mononuclear leukocytes
NK cell natural killer cell
PA pernicious anemia
PCP Pneumocystis pneumonia; primary care physician
PMN polymorphonuclear
PMNL, poly polymorphonuclear leukocyte
PT prothrombin time, physical therapy
PTT partial thromboplastin time
RA right atrium, rheumatoid arthritis
RBC, rbc red blood cell
segs segmented neutrophils
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
WBC, wbc white blood cell
PCV packed cell volume
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