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Medical Terminology

basic medical terminology

-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy cutting out removal, excision
-emia blood condition
-globin protein
-gram record
aden/0 gland
arthr/o joint
bi/o life
carcin/o cancer, cancerous
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cerebrum, largest part of the brain
a-, an- no, not
aut- self
dia- complete, through
dys- bad,painful, difficult, abnormal
endo- within
exo- outside
cyst/o urinary bladder
cyt/o cell
derm/o skin
electr/o electricity
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ism condition, process
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist, in the study of
-logy study of
-oma tumor, mass
hyper- excessive, more than normal, too much
hypo- below less than normal
peri- surrounding
pro- before, forward
re- back
retro- behind
sub- below, under
trans- across through
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestines (often small)
erythr/ red
gastr/o stomach
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman
hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
lapar/o abdomen
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
opthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
-opsy process of viewing
-osis abnormal condition
-scope instrument to view
-scopy process of visual examination
-sis state of
-tomy process of cutting into
path/o disease
psych/o mind
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
thromb/o clotting
Created by: foofie91