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Med Terms & Abbriev.

a-, an- against
ab- absence of
anti- not
ab- away
bi-,bin- two
brady- slow
macro- large
micro- small
mono- one
neo- new
multi- many
mal- bad
mut- change
di- two
epi- upon
erythr- red
ecto-, exo- outside
glyc- sweet
hyper- above, high
hypo- below, under
ad- to or towards
ana- from or away
ante- before
contra- against
meso- middle
meta- change
infra- within
inter- between
iso- equal
para- beside
patho- disease
peri- surrounding
poly- many
post- after
pre- before
psuedo- false
re- again
retro- backward or behind
semi- half
sub- under, below
super- above, beyond
syn- together
tachy- fast
tetra- four
trans- across
tri- three
ultra- beyond, excess
uni- one
aden- gland
aer- air
af- toward
aort- aorta
Seb/o sebaceous glands
Cutane/o, Dermat/o, Derm/o skin
Hidr/o sweat glands
Pil/o hair
Oste/o bone
Chondr/o cartilage
Arthr/o joints
Ligament ligament
Myel/o bone marrow
Encephal/o brain
Ocul/o eyes
Ot/o ears
Neur/o nerves
Arteri/o artery
Hemat/o blood
Cardi/o Heart
Phleb/o, Ven/o vein
Capill/o capillaries
Lymph/o lymph nodes
Thym/o thymus
Splen/o spleen
Tonsil/o tonsils
Abdomen/o abdomen
Acetabul/o acetabulum(hip socket)
Adren/o adrenal glands
Alb/o white
Andr/o male
Angi/o blood vessel
Ather/o plaque (fatty substance)
Atri/o Atrium
Auxill/o armpit
Azot/o urea
Astr/o star
Aque/o water
Blephar/o eyelid
Bucc/o cheek
Burs/o bursa
Calc/o calcium
Carp/o wrist bones
Cerebr/o cerebrum
Cheil/o lip
Chir/o hand
Cholecyst/o gallbladder
Cirrh/o orange-yellow
Coccyg/o coccyx (tail bone
Conjunctiv/o conjuctiva
Cor/o pupil
Corne/o cornea
Cost/o rib
Cox/o hip
Cortic/o cortex
Cry/o cold
Cyt/o cell
-ia abnormal condition
-ism state of
-itis inflammation
-lytic, -lyte destroy, reduce
-logy study of
-mania madness, insane desire
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument to measure
-odia smell
-ologist one who studies or practice
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-opsy to view
-orrhea flow, excessive discharge
-orrhexis rupture
-osis abnormal increase in production
-ostomy surgical creation of an opening
-otomy surgical incision
-oxia oxygen
-pathy disease
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument to view
-sepsis infection
-spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis control or stop
-tomy cutting
-trophic influencing
-acusis hearing
-agra excessive pain
-ase enzyme
-ation process, condition
-basia walking
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-chalasis relaxation
-chroia skin coloration
-cide killing
-clasis to break
-coimesis sleeping
-coma deep sleep
-crine to secrete
-desis to bind, tie together
-drome to run
-dynia pain
AC before meals
ABG arterial blood gas
AD right ear
ADL activities of daily living
ADH antidiuretic hormone
AP apical pulse
B&B bowel an bladder training
BBB bunde branch block
bid twice a day
Bl blood
BM bowel movement
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx biopsy
CA cancer
CAT computerized axial tomography
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bed rest
CCU critical care unit
CHD coronary heart disease
CHO carbohydrate
ck check
cl liq clear liquids
d day
DAT diet as tolerated
del delivery
Diff differential white blood cell count
DM diabetes
DMS diagnostic medical sonography
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
dr drainage
DW distilled water
Dx diagnosis
EBL estimated blood loss
EKG electrocardiogram
ED emergency department
EMS emergency medical services
EMT emergency medical technician
ENT ear, nose, and throat
ER emergency room
Ex exam
FBS fasting blood sugar
FHR fetal heart rate
Fx fracture
Created by: CJ256