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Medical Terminology

arth/o Joint
Cardi/o Heart
Enter/o Small intestine
Gastr/o Stomach
Hepat/o Liver
Neur/o Nerve
Hem/o Blood
Hemat/o Blood
My/o Muscle
Muscul/o Muscle
Angi/o Vessel
Vas/o Vessel
Vascul/o Vessel
Derm/o Skin
Dermat/o Skin
Cutane/o Skin
Pneum/o Lung
Pneumon/o Lung
Pulmon/o Lung
Gen/o Creation/cause
Hydr/o Water
Morph/o Change
Myc/o Fungus
Necr/o Death
Orth/o Straight
Path/o Suffering/disease
Phag/o Eat
Plas/o Formation
Py/o Pus
Scler/o Hard
Sten/o Narrowing
Troph/o Nourishment, development
Xen/o Foreign
Xer/o Dry
Ac Pertaining to
Al Pertaining to
Ar Pertaining to
Ar Pertaining to
Ary Pertaining to
Eal Pertaining to
Ic Pertaining to
Tic Pertaining to
Ous Pertaining to
Ia Condition
Ism Condition
Ium Tissue, structure
Y Condition, procesure
Icle Small
Ole Small
Ule Small
Ula Small
Iatrics Medical science
Iatry Specialist in medicine of
Ist Specialist
Logist Specialist in the study of
Logy Study of
Algia Pain
Dynia Pain
Cele Hernia
Emia Blood condition
Iasis Presence of
Itis Inflammation
Lysis Loosen, break down
Malacia Abnormal softening
Megaly Enlargement
Oid Resembling
Oma Tumor
Osis Condition
Pathy Disease
Penia Deficiency
Ptosis Drooping
Rrhage Excessive flow
Rrhagia Excessive flow
Rrhea Flow
Rrhexis Rupture
Spasm Involuntary contraction
Centesis Puncture
Gram Written record
Graph Instrument used to produce a record
Graphy Writing procedure
Meter Instrument used to measure
Metry Process of measuring
Scope Instrument used to look
Scopy Process of looking
Desis Binding, fixation
Ectomy Removal
Pexy Surgical fixation
Plasty Reconstruction
Rrhaphy Suture
Stomy Creation of an opening
Tomy Incision
-a -ae
-ax -aces
-ex -ices
-ix -ices
-is -es
-ma -mata
-on -a
-um -a
-us -i
-y -ies
A- An- Not
Anti- Contra- Against
De- Down, away from
Ante- Pre- Before
Pro- Before, on behalf of
Brady- Slow
Tachy- Fast
Post- After
Re- Again
Ab- Away
Ad- Toward
Circum- Peri- Around
Dia- Trans- Through
E- Ec- Ex- Out
Ecto- Exo- Extra- Outside
En- Endo- Intra- In,inside
Epi- Upon
Sub- Beneath
Inter- Between
Bi Two
Hemi- Semi- Half
Hyper Over
Hypo Under
Macro Large
Micro Small
Mono- Uni- One
Oligo- Few
Pan- All
Poly- Multi- Many
Con- Syn- Sym- With, together
Dys Bad
Eu- Good
Angiectomy Surgical removal of a vessel
Arthritis Inflammation of the joint
Cardiology Study of the heart
Hepatitis Inflammation of the liver
Myalgia Pain if muscle
Osteotomy Incision into a bone
Angiosclerosis Hardening of a blood vessel
Cardiopulmonary Pertaining to the heart and lungs
Dermatomycosis Skin condition caused by fungus
Dysentery Bad intestine condition
Hepatosplenomegaly Enlargement of the liver and spleen
Hyperplasia Condition characterized by low sugar in the blood
Osteocarcinoma Bone cancer tumor
Osteomyelitis Inflammation of the bone marrow
Pericardium Tissue around the heart
Subjective How a patient experiences and personally describes his or her problem as well as personal and family medical history’s
Objective Objective data comprise the patient’s physical exam any laboratory findings and imaging studies performed at the visit
Assessment And assessment could be a diagnosis and identification of a problem or a list of possibilities for the diagnosis which is known as a differential diagnosis
Plan The plan or a course of action consistent with his or her assessment the plan could be a treatment with medicine or procedure they could also consist of collecting for the data to help arrive at a more accurate diagnosis
Chief complaint The main reason for the patient’s visit
History of present illness The story of a patient’s problem
Review of symptoms Description of individual body systems in order to discover any symptoms not directly related to the main problem
Past medical history Other significant past illnesses like high blood pressure asthma or diabetes
Past surgical history Any of the patients past surgeries
Family history Any significant illnesses that run in the patient’s family
Social history A record of habits like smoking drinking drug abuse and sexual practices that can impact health
Clinic note Anytime a healthcare professional sees a patient in an office setting
Consult note A note from a visit to a specialist or consultant can take two general types of approaches the most common format is a note similar to a clinic note
Emergency department notes Patient seen in emergency departments in urgent care clinics
Admission summary Upon admittance to the hospital patients must provide a medical history and receive a physical exam afterwards the attending a medical professional write a detailed admission summary do you tell the mission summaries are usually thorough noted
Discharge summary It discharge summary note details when and why patient was admitted includes had the patient felt when I admitted what happened during the patient stay and work kind of follow the patient will have
Operative report After each surgery the surgeon completes an operative report that document in detail the procedure that was performed the events that transpired during the surgery and the patient outcome from surgery
Daily hospital notes/progress note Documents daily hospital visits by a medical professional
Radiology report Explains reason for image how image was performed what within an image radiologist assessment sometimes a recommendation
Pathology report Provide the reasons for test what was seen on the test and an assessment
Prescription Provides directions for a medication
Acute It just started recently or is a sharp as severe as a symptom
Chronic Has been going on for a while now
Exacerbation It is getting worse
Abrupt All of a sudden
Febrile I have a fever
Afedrile To not have a fever
Malaise Not feeling well
Progressive More and more each day
Symptom Something a patient feels
Noncontributory Not related to the specific problem
Lethargic A decrease in level of consciousness in a medical record this is generally An indication that the patient is really sick
Genetic/hereditary It runs in the family
Created by: cmariemoore21
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