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med term basics

Term basics

TermDefinition
arthr/o joint
cardi/o heart
enter/o small intestine
gastr/o stomach
hepat/o liver
neur/o nerve
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
my/o muscle
muscul/o muscle
angi/o vessel
vaso/o vessel
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
pneumon/o lung
pulmon/o lung
gen/o creation or cause
morph/o change
myc/o fungus
necr/o death
orth/o straight
path/o phag/o
phag/o eat
plas/o formation
py/o pus
scler/o hard
sten/o hard
troph/o development
xen/o foreign
-icle small
-ac pertaining to
-ia condition
-ary pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ole small
-y procedure or condition
-logy study of
logist specialist
-algia pain
-ist specialist
-iatry medical science
-iatrist specialist in medicine of
-dynia pain
-emia blood condition
-itis inflammation
-lysis loosen . breakdown
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-ptosis drooping
-penia deficiency
-rrhage excessive flow
-rrhea flow
-spasm involuntary contraction
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhagia excessive flow
-tomy incision
-ectomy removal
-plasty reconstruction
-stomy creation of an opening
a- not
anti- against
brady- slow
tachy- fast
peri- around
dia- through
trans- through
epi- upon
sub- beneath
inter- between
hypo- under
hyper- over
macro- large
micro- small
Created by: ChCurrycnor