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Appendix A

ante- before; forward
anti- against
brady- slow
ect- outside; out
endo- within
hyper- above; excessive
hypo- below; deficient
micro- small
multi- many
peri- around; surrounding
post- after
pre- before; in front of
retro- behind; backward; upward
semi- half
sub- below; under
super- above; over; excess
supra- above, on top of
tachy- fast
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-cytosis conditions of cells
-ectomy surgical removal; excision
-emesis vomit
-emia blood
-itis inflammation
-oma tumor
-ostomy creation of an opening
-pathy disease
-phagia eating; swallowing
-plasty surgical repair
-pnea breathing
angi/o vessel
arthr/o joint
audi/o hearing; sound
bronchiol/o bronchiole
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
coagul/o clotting
conjuctiv/o conjuctiva
cry/o cold
cyst/o bladder; sac
gastr/o stomach
hepat/o liver
lith/o stone
mening/o, meningi/o meninges (membrane)
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow; spinal cord
nas/o nose
neur/o nerve
oste/o bone
phleb/o vein
pil/o hair
pneum/o lungs; air
neuralgia neur/o: nerve algia: pain DEFINITION - nerve pain
bradycardia brady: slow cardi/o: heart ia: pertaining to DEFINITION - pertaining to a slow heart rate
myocardium my/o: muscle cardi/o: heart ium: structure, tissue DEFINITION - heart muscle tissue
tachycardia tachy: fast cardi/o: heart ia: pertaining to DEFINITION - pertaining to a fast heart rate
dyspnea dys: difficult, painful pnea: breathing DEFINITION - difficult, painful, or faulty breathing
rhinorrhea rhin/o: nose rrhea: flow, discharge DEFINITION - discharge from the nose
arthritis arth/o: joint itis: inflammation DEFINITION - inflammation of the joints
hyperglycemia hyper: above or excessive glyc/o: glucose, sugar emia: blood DEFINITION - too much sugar in the blood
hypokalemia hypo: below or deficient kal/i: potassium emia: blood DEFINITION - low blood potassium
metastasis meta: beyond, after, or change stasis: stop or control DEFINITION - the spread of cancer cells beyond the original site of the tumor through blood or lymph
anemia an: not, without emia: blood
sublingual sub: below; under lingua: tongue al: pertaining to DEFINITION - pertaining to under the tongue
conjunctivitis conjunctiv/o: conjunctiva itis: inflammation DEFINITION - inflammation of the conjunctiva
otitis ot/o: ear itis: inflammation DEFINITION - inflammation of the ear
subcutaneous sub: below; under cutane/o: skin ous: pertaining to DEFINITION - pertaining to below the skin
Created by: jazminerosario96



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