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Medical Voc 5

Chapter 5: Building Medical Terms with Prefixes

di- two
diplo- double
hyper- more than normal
nulli- none
pan- all
poly- many
quad- four
tri- three
uni- one
What does primi- mean? first
What does tachy- mean? fast
What does dys- mean? difficult
What term describes a structure that can be seen with the naked eye? macroscopic
What does the prefix in antibiotic mean? against
What does the prefix in hemisphere mean? half
What is the meaning of the prefix in bilateral? two
Which type of injection places a small amount of drug into the outer layers of the skin? intradermal
Which term means a set of symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular disease or condition? syndrome
a.c. before meals
ad lib. freely as needed; at pleasure
Aq. water
b.i.d twice a day
b.i.n twice a night
Noct. night
NPO nothing by mouth
PO by mouth
p.r.n as the occasion arises; as needed
q. every
q.i.d four time a day
stat. immediately
t.i.d three times a day
mono- one
di- also means two
What three prefixes mean four quad-, quadri-, tetra-
mono- one
di- also means two
What three prefixes mean four quad-, quadri-, tetra-
centi- one-hundredth
milli- one-thousandth
hypo- beneath or below
super-; ultra- excessive
ab- away
ad- toward
ante-; pre- before in time or in place
circum-; peri- around
dia- through
ecto- out; away from
ex- without; away from
exo-; extra- away from; out
en-; end-; endo- inside
epi- above; on
inter- between
intra- within
ipsi- same
meso-; mid-; medio- middle
para- near, beside or abnormal
per- through or by
post- after or behind
retro- behind or backwards
supra- above or beyond
sym-, syn- joined or together
trans- across
brady- slow
eu- good, normal
mal- bad
pro- favoring
tachy- fast
Created by: cmcqueen