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Med Prefix A-D

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
a- or an- means no, or without. For example, _______ means without pathogens, or the state of being free from pathogens
ab- means away from. For example, _________ is movement of a limb away from the midline of the body
ad- means toward. For example, ______ is movement of a limb toward the midline of the body.
aut(o)- means self. is its combining form. For example, an _____ is a surgery using one’s own skin to make the repair
brady- means slow. For example, ______a refers to a slow heartbeat
chem(o)- means chemistry or drug. is its combining form. For example, ______y is a drug treatment used to treat cancer.
dia- means complete or through. For example, _____ refers to a complete state of knowledge for the purposes of identifying a disease
dis- means to separate or take apart. For example, _____ refers to cutting open an organism to observe its internal structures. can also be used to mean: • lack, as in ____ or ____ • reversal, as in ____
dys- means abnormal or painful. For example, _____ is the name of a disease that causes inflammation of the intestine, and is quite painful
Created by: rleroux