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Prefixes & Suffixes

Medical Assistant -- Med term

QuestionAnswer
blood -emia
bursting forth -rrhexis
cell -cyte
condition -osis, -iasis, -ia, -ism
to crush -tripsy
to cut into -tomy
cutting instrument -tome
destroy -lysis
disease of -pathy
drooping -ptosis
enlargement -megaly
enzyme related -ase
fear -phobia
flow/ discharge -rrhea
formation -genesis
hardening -sclerosis
herniation -cele
infestation -iasis
inflammation -itis
instrument to examine -scope
instrument to measure -meter
instrument to record data -graph
involuntary movement -spasm
kill -cide
lack of -penia
live birth -para
madness -mania
make a new opening -ostomy
measurement -metry
morbidity or unhealthy condition -ia
narrowing -stenosis
nutrition/ development -trophy
one who -er
pain -algia, dynia
pertaining to -ic, -al, -otic, -ac, -ar, -ous, -ical
picture -gram
pregnacny -gravida
process of -y
recording of data -graphy
to remove or cut out -ectomy
resembling -oid
seizure -lepsy
small in size -ule, -ole
softening -malacia
specialist -ist
staying in one place -stasis
stone -lith
stretching -ectasia
study of -logy
surgical fixation -pexy
surgical puncture -centesis
to surgically repair -plasty
swelling -edema
treatment -therapy
tumor -oma
vomiting -emesis
washing -clysis
what is a suffix used in medical term to describe a procedure or action; at the end of a word
what is a prefix comes at the beginning of a word; rarely altered with a combining vowel
above supre, super, epi, ultra, hyper
against anti, contra
around peri
before pre, pro, ante
behind retro, dorso, postero
below infra, sub, hypo
between inter
inside endo
middle mid
near para
outside exo, ecto, extra
side latero
through dia, per
within intra
Created by: baybro9933