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Medical Term VI

Lesson Six

a, an without PREFIX
anencephalic without a brain
ab away from PREFIX
abduction away from, rotate
ad toward PREFIX
adduction toward, rotate
algia pain MOSTLY SUFFIX
neuralgia nerve pain
ante before; wall part. PREFIX OR SUFFIX
antepartum before birth
anti against PREFIX
anibacterial against bacteria
bi two, double PREFIX
bilateral two sides
bradycardia slow heartbeat
circum around PREFIX
circumrenal around the kidney
co, con together PREFIX OR SUFFIX
concentric together center; same center
de down or away from PREFIX OR SUFFIX
dehydrate away from hydration
desis binding; fixation of MOSTLY SUFFIX
arthrodesis surgical fixation of a joint
dia through PREFIX OR SUFFIX
diaplacental through the placenta
dys difficult; abnormal PREFIX
dysemia abnormal blood
ecto outside PREFIX
ectocornea outer layer of the cornea
ectomy excision MOSTLY SUFFIX
tonsillectomy tonsil removal
endo within PREFIX
endogastric within the stomach
epi outer, on top of, over PREFIX
epigastric top of stomach
exo away from PREFIX
exophthalmus eyes bulging away from
extra outside, beyond PREFIX OR SUFFIX
extrasensory beyond senses
ferro iron PREFIX
ferrokinetics study of iron metabolism
fore before PREFIX OR SUFFIX
forehead before head
form shape of PREFIX OR SUFFIX
reniform kidney-shaped
graphy writing, record PREFIX OR SUFFIX
graphospasm writer's cramp
hemi half PREFIX
hemiparesis paralysis to one half of the body
hydra, hydro water PREFIX
hydrophobia water, afraid of
hyper above PREFIX
hypertension high tension
hypo below PREFIX
hypothermic below temperature
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