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Med Terms Chapter 1

Prefixes and Suffixes

-algia pain and suffering
dys- difficult
-ectomy surgical repair
hyper- excessive
hypo- deficient
-itis inflammation
-osis abnormal condtion
-ostomy artificial opening
-otomy surgical incision
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhea abnormal flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
hepat/o liver
-malacia abnormal softening
-necrosis tissue death
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-scopy visual examintation
cyan/o blue
leuk/o white
erythr/o red
neur/o nerve
post- after
pre- before
-meghaly enlargement
arteri/o artery
hem/o blood
rhin/o nose
arthr/o joint
cardi/o heart
nat/o birth
my/o muscle
oste/o bone
myel/o bone marrow
ot/o ear
-ologist speacialist
-ology The study of
-rrhapy to stitch
Created by: annawilkerson