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BMT Root Words

Root WordMeaning
aden gland
arter artery
arthro joint
bio life
bronch bronchial tube
carcin cancerous
cardio heart
cephal head
cerebr cerebrum
chem drug, chemical
chole bile, gall
cost ribs
cysto cyst,urinary bladder,fluid sac
cyt cell
derm-, dermat- skin
enter intestines
erythro red
gastr stomach
gingiv gum
gloss tongue
hemo-, hema-, hemat- blood
hepat liver
hydro water
hyster uterus
lingua tongue
mamm-, mast- breast
myo muscle
nephr-, ren- kidney
neuro nerve
ocul-, ophthalm eye
odont-, dent tooth
oophor ovary
osteo bone
oto ear
pneumo lung,air,gas
psych mind
rhin nose
splen spleen
thorac chest
traches trachea
pleg paralysis
chondr cartilage
stat immediately
VS vital signs
Rx prescription
PRN as necessary
Hs/hs bedtime
NPO nothing by mouth
po by mouth
bid twice a day
q2h every two hours
amb ambulate, walk
mg milligram
mL milliliter
L liter
cc cubic centimeter
tsp teaspoon
qs sufficient quantity
EKG electrocardiogram
DC discharge, discontinue
EEG electroenchephalogram
DNR do not resusitate
Created by: Tricia Miller