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Medical terms

Word roots 1.Seb Sebaceous glands
2. Cutane,Dermat,Derm Skin
3. Hidr Sweat glands
4. Pil Hair
5. Oste. Oss, Ost Bones
6. Chondr Cartilage
7. Arthr Joints
8. Ligament Ligaments
9. Myel Bone marrow
10. Fasci Fascia
11. My Muscles
12. Ten, tend tendin Tendons
13. Encephal Brain
14. Acoust,ot Ears
15. Ocul, ophtalm Eyes
16. Neur Nerves
17. Myel Spinal cord
18. Arteri Arteries
19. Hem, Hemat Blood
20. Card, cardi Heart
21. Pleb, ven Veins
22.Capill Capillaries
23. Lymph Lymph
24. Splen Spleen
25. Thym Thymus
26. Tonsil Tonsils
27. Larying Larynx
28. Pneum, pneumon Lungs
29. Nas Nose
30. Pharyng Pharynx
31. Trache Trachea
32. Sinus Sinuses
33. Esophag Esophagus
34. Col Large intestine
35. Hepat Liver
36. Or Mouth
37. Pancreat Pancreas
38. Enter Smalle intestine
39. Gastr Stomach
40. Nephr, ren Kidneys
41. Ureter Ureters
42. Uretha Uretha
43. Cyst, vestic Urinary bladder
44. Adren Adrenals
45. Gonad Gonads
46. Pancreat Pancreas
47. Parathyroid Parathoid glands
48. Pineal Pineal
49. Pituit Pituitary
50. Thym Thymus
51. Thyroid Thyroid
52. Orch, orchid, test , testicul Testicles
53. Oophor ,ovari Ovaries
54. Hyster, metr, metri, uter Uterus
Prefixes 1. A-, An- Without or absence of
2. Ab- From or away
3. Ad- To or towards
4. Ana- Up
5. Ante Before
6. Anti Against
7. Append To hang something
8. Bi-, Bin- Two
9. Brady Slow
10. Contra Against
11. Di Two
12. Dis To undo; free from
13: ecto-, Exo-, extra- Outside
14. Endo- Within
15. Epi- Upon
16. Erythr Red
17. Glyc- Sweet
18. Hyper- Over
19. Hypo- Under
20. Im- Not
21. Infra- Beneath; below
22. Intra- Inside
23. Iso- Equal
24. Macro- Large
25 mal- Bad
26. Meso- Middle
27. Meta- After
28. Micro- Small
29. Mono- One
30. Multi- Many
31. Mut- Change
32. Neo- New
33. Para- Beside
34. Patho- Disease
35. Peri- Surrounding
36. Poly- Many
37. Post- After
38. Pre- Before
39. Pseudo- False
40. Re- Back,Again
41. Retro- Backward or behind
42. Semi- Half
43. Sub- Under or below
44. Super- Over or above
45. Syn- Together or joined
46. Tachy- Fast
47. Tetra- Four
48. Trans- Trough,Across, beyond
49. Tri- Three
50. Ultra- Beyond; Excess
51. Uni- One
52. Inter- Between
Suffixes 1. -al Pertaining to
2. -ase Enzyme
3. Blast Budding
4. -cenetesis Surgical puncture
5.-cidal Causing death
6. -clast To separate
7.-crit Broken
8.-cyte Cell
9.-ectomy Excision or surgical removal
10.-emia Blood condition
11.-emesis Vomiting
12. -Gen, -genesis -genic Something written
13. -glia Glue
14. -gram Producing
15. -ia Condition of,Diseased or abnormal state
16. -iac, -ic, -ior Partaining to
17. -ism State of
18. -itia, Itis Inflmmation
19. -logy Study of
20. -lyte Dissolvable
21. -lytic Deatroy; Reduce
22. -mania Madness or insane desire
23. Megaly Enlargement
24. -Meter Instrument used to measure
25. -odia Smell
26. -ologist One who studies and practices
27. -oma Tumor or swelling
28. -opia One who studies and practices
29. -opsyb To view
30. -orrhea Flow, Excessive Discharge
31. -orrhexis Rupture
32. -osis Abnormal increase in production
33. -ostomy Creation of an artificial opening
34. -otomy Cut into or incision
35. -oxia Oxygen
36. -pathy Disease
37. -sclerosis Hardening
38. -scope Visual examination
39. -scopy Instrument used for visual examination
40. -sepsis Infection
41. -spasm Sudeen involuntary muscle contraction
42. -stasis Control or stop
43. -tomy Cutting
44. -tropic Influencing
Abbreviations 1. AA Alcohol anonymous
2. a.c Abdominal circumference
3. AD,a.d Alzheimer’s disease,as directed
4. am,AM Moorning
5. AS,a.s Left ear
6. AU, a.u Both ears
7. BE Barium enema
8. BID,b.i.d , bid Twice a day
9. ad lib At pleasure. As desired
10. BP Blood pressure
11. BR Bed rest
12. BRP Bathroom privileges
13. BM Bowel movement
14. Bx Biopsy
15. C With
16. CA, ca Cancer
17. cap Community-acquired pneumonia
18. disc,DC, d.c Discontinue or discharge
19. DNR Do not resuscitate
20. Dx,dx Diagnosis
21. ED Emergency department
22. ER Emergency room
23. Fx,fx Fracture
24. g, gm Gram
25. gt, gtt Glucose tolerance test
26. h Hemoglobbin and hematocrit
27. h.s Hour of sleep,bedtime
28. Ht,ht Height
29. inj Injection
30. I and O, I/O Input and output
31. IV Intravenous
32. K+,K Patassium
33. mg Milligram
34. N&V Nausea and vomiting
35. Na+,Na Sodium
36. NC Nasal cannula
37. NPO Nothing by mouth
38. NPO p MN Nothing by mouth by mouth
39. Oint, ung Ointment
40.OOB Out of bed
41. OTC Over the counter drug
42. oz Ounce
43. P After meals
44. p.c After meals
45. pH Hydrogen ion concentration
46. PM,p.m Between noon and midnight
47. PO,po,p.o Orally
48. PRN When necessary
49. q am Every moorning
50. q.h Every hour
51. q.i.d Four times a day
52. QNS Quantity not sufficient
53. q.s As much as needed
54. r,R Respiration
55. Rx To take
56. S Mark
57. SOB Shortness of breath
58. ss A half
59. stat Immediately
60. syr Syrup
61. susp Suspension
62. sup,supp Superior
63. T Temperature
64. tab Tablet
65. tbsp Tablespoon
66. TID ,t.i.d Three times a day
67. TPR Temperature,pulse,and respiration
68. tsp Teaspoon
69. Tx Treatment
69. VS Volumetric solution ,vesicular sound , vital signs
70. W/c w/c Weekchair
Created by: Allison2217
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