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abort/o to miscarry
albumin/o albumin (protein)
amni/o amnion (amniotic sac)
andr/o male
azot/o nitrogenous compounds
bacteri/o bacteria
balan/o glans penis
cervic/o neck; cervix uteri
chori/o chorion
colp/o vagina
corp/o body
corpor/o body
cortic/o cortex
culd/o cul-de-sac
crypt/o hidden
cyst/o bladder
epididym/o epididymis
episi/o vulva
galact/o milk
gen/o forming, producing, origin
genit/o genitalia
gest/o pregnancy
glomerul/o glomerulus
gon/o seed
gonad/o gonads, sex glands
gyn/o woman, female
gynec/o woman, female
hem/o blood
hyster/o uterus (womb)
kal/i potassium
kern/o kernel (nucleus)
ket/o ketone bodies
keton/o ketone bodies
lact/o milk
lapar/o abdomen
lith/o stone, calculus
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
meat/o opening, meatus
men/o menses, menstruation
metr/o uterus; measure
metri/o uterus
nat/o birth
natr/o sodium
nephr/o kidney
noct/o night
obstetr/o midwife
olig/o scanty
oophor/o ovary
orch/o testis
orchi/o testis
orchid/o testis
ovari/o ovary
pen/o penis
perine/o perineum
peritone/o peritoneum
phim/o muzzle
prostat/o prostate gland
py/o pus
pyel/o renal pelvis
ren/o kidney
salping/o tube
schiz/o split
semin/i semen; seed
semin/o semen; seed
sperm/i sperm
sperm/o sperm
spermat/o sperm
test/o testis
thalass/o sea
therapeut/o treatment
trigon/o trigone
ur/o urine, urinary tract
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
urin/o urine, urinary tract
uter/o uterus
vagin/o vagina
varic/o dilated vein
vas/o vans deferens
vesic/o bladder
vesicul/o seminal vesicle
vulv/o vulva
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-arche beginning
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia, swelling
-centesis surgical, puncture
-ception conceiving
-cide killing
-cision a cutting
-clesis closure
-continence to hold back
-cyesis pregnancy
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood condition
-gen forming, producing, origin
-genesis forming, producing origin
-grade to go
-gram record, writing
-gravida pregnant woman
-ia conditon
-iasis abnormal condition
-ic pertaining to
-ician specialist
-icterus jaundice
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-ization process of
-lith stone, calculus
-logist specialist in study of
-lysis separation, destruction, loosening
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition increase
-para to bear
-pathy disease
-pexy fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-poiesis formation, production
-potence power
-ptosis prolapse, downward displacement
-rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-salpinx tube
-schisis a splitting
-scope instrument of examining
-scopy visual examination
-spadias slit, fissure
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-therapy treatment
-tocia childbirth, labor
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-uria urine
-version turning
a-, an- without, not
ante- before, in front of
brachy- short
circum- around
contra- against, opposite
dia- through, across
dys- bad, painful, difficult
ec- out, out from
ecto- outside, downward
endo- in, within
epi- above, upon
hypo- under, below deficient
im- not
in- in, not
multi- many, much
neo- new
nulli- none
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
primi- first
pseudo- false, fake
retro- backward, behind
tri- three
AB, Ab, ab abortion
AGN acute glomerulonephritis
AI artificial insemination
ARF acute renal failure
ATN acute tubular necrosis
BNO bladder neck obstruction
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia/ hypertrophy
BSE breast self examination
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C&S culture and sensitivity
CA cancer, chronological age, cardiac arrest
Cath catheterization, catheter
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CRF chronic renal failure
CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy
CS, C-section cesarean section
CT computed tomography
CWP child birth without pain
cysto cystoscopy
D&C dilation/ dilatation and curettage
DRE digital rectal examination
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
EBR external beam radiation
EBT external beam therapy
ED erectile dysfunction
EMG electromyography
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
EU excretory urography
FECG, FEKG fetal electrocardiogram
FHR fetal heart rate
FHT fetal heart tone
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
FTND full-term normal delivery
G gravida
GC gonococcus
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HD hemodialysis
HPV human papillomavirus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingography
HSV herpes simplex virus
HSV-2 herpes simplex virus type 2
HTN hypertension
IC interstitial cystitis
IUD intrauterine device
IUGR intrauterine growth rate/ retardation
IVF in vitro fertilization
IVF-ET in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer
IVP intravenous pyelogram/ pyelography
K potassium
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
LBW low birth weight
LH luteinizing hormone
LMP last menstrual period
LSO left salpingo-oophorectomy
MSU midstream urine
Na sodium
NB newborn
OB obstetrics
OCPs oral contraceptive pills
Pap papanicolaou test
para 1,2,3.... unipara, bipara, tripara
PCNL percutaneous nephrolithotomy
pH symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PIH pregnancy induced hypertension
PKD polycystic kidney disease
PMP previous menstrual period
PMS premenstrual syndrome
PSA prostate-specific antigen
RP retrograde pyelogram/pyelography
RSO right salpingo-oophorectomy
RV residual volume
sono sonogram
sp. gr. specific gravity
STI sexually transmitted infection
STD sexually transmitted disease
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TRAM transverse rectus abdominis muscle
TSE testicular self- examination
TURBT transurethral resection of bladder tumor
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
UA urinalysis
UC uterine contractions
US ultrasound; ultrasonography
UTI urinary tract infection
VCUG voiding cystourethrography
VD venereal disease
VUR vesicoureteral reflux
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