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Acquiring Medical Language - Chapter 1

a- or an- not
ab- away
ad- toward
an- not
ante- before
anti- against
bi- two
brady- slow
circum- around
con- with, together
contra- against
de- down, away from
dia- through
dys- bad
e- out
ec- out
ecto- outside
en- in, inside
endo- in, inside
epi- upon
eu- good
ex- out
exo- outside
extra- outside
hemi- half
hyper- over
hypo- under
inter- between
intra- in, inside
macro- large
micro- small
mono- one
multi- many
oligo- few
pan- all
peri- around
poly- many
post- after
pre- before
pro- before, on behalf of
re- again
semi- half
sub- beneath
sym- with, together
syn- with, together
tachy- fast
trans- through
uni- one
angi/o blood vessel
arthr/o joint
cardi/o heart
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
enter/o small intestine
gastr/o stomach
gen/o generation, cause
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hydr/o water
morph/o change
muscul/o muscle
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus
necr/o death
neur/o nerve
orth/o straight
path/o suffering, disease
phag/o eat
plas/o formation
pneum/o lung
pneumon/o lung
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
scler/o hard
sten/o narrowing
troph/o nourishment, development
vas/o blood vessel
vascul/o blood vessel
xen/o foreign
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia
-centesis puncture
-desis binding
-dynia pain
-eal pertaining to
-ectomy removal
-emia blood condition
-gram written record
-graph instrument used to produce a record
-graphy writing procedure
-ia condition
-iasis presence of
-iatrics medical science
-iatrist specialist in medicine of
-iatry medical science
-ic pertaining to
-icle small
-ism condition
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-ium tissue, structure
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis loosen, break down
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling
-ole small
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty reconstruction
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage excessive flow
-rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument used to look
-scopy process of looking
-spasm involuntary contraction
-stomy creation of an opening
-tic pertaining to
-tomy incision
-ula small
-y condition, process
-ule small
angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o vessel (most commonly blood vessel)
derm/o, dermat/o, cutane/o skin
pneum/o, pneumon/o, pulmon/o lung
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -tic, -ous pertaining to
-ia, -ism condition
-icle, -ole, -ule, -ula small
-algia, -dynia pain
-rrhea, -rrhage, -rrhexis flow, excessive flow, rupture
a-, an- not
anti-, contra- against
ante-, pre- before
e-, ec-, ex- out
ecto-, exo-, extra outside
en-, endo-, intra- in, inside
hemi-, semi- half
con-, syn-, sym- with, together
dys-, eu- bad, good
Created by: spritle