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medterm pre/suf

prefix and suffixes of medical terminology

QuestionAnswer
Juxta near
graphy writing, record
form shape of
extra outside, beyond
exo away from
epi outer, on top, over
endo within
ectomy excision, removal
ecto outside
dys difficult, abnormal
dia through
desis binding, fixation of
de down or away from
ante before, wall part
ad toward
ab away from
a, an without
iasis condition of
iatric medicine
ic pertaining to
inter between
isis, asis condition of
itis inflammation of
logia, logy science of
oligo few
otomy incision
osis condition of
ob against
algia pain
anti against
bi two, double
brady slow
circum around
co, con together
ferro iron
fore before
hemi half
hydra, hydro water
hyper above
hypo below
intra within
kinesis movement
kypho humped
macro large, long
micro small
multi many
neo new
ology study of
oma tumor
med, medi, medio middle
mega, megaly enlargement
lysis disintergration
mono one, single
malacia softening
oid like, shape, resemble
pachy thick
para near, departure from the norm
path disease
penia deficiency
peri around
pexy fixation, suspension
phobia fear of
phoresis transmission
plasty plastic surgery correction
plegia paralysis, stroke
poly many
post after
pre before
pro in front of, on behalf of
pseudo false
ptosis falling
re back, again
retro backward
rrhaphy suture
rhexis rupture
scopy exam
semi half
sphygmo pulse
sub below
super,supra above
sym, syn together
tachy swift, fast
tele distance
toxo toxic, poison
trans across
tri three
ultra above
uni one
xeno foreign
xero dry
albus white
chloro green
chrom color
cirrhos yellow
cyano blue
erythr red
leuko white
melano black
polio gray
purpura purple, porphyria
rhodo rose
rubeo red
xantho yellow
a before
aa of each
abd abdominal
a.c. before meds
adl activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
a.m. morning
amt. amount
AROM active range of motion
ax axillary
BID two times per day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
C celcius
_c with
cal calorie
cath catheter
CBR complete bed rest
cc cubic centimeters
CHF congestive heart failure
CM centimeter
CN charge nurse
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
DC discontinue
DON director of nurses
Dr. doctor
Dx diagnosis
F farenheit
fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
h hour
H2O water
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
HS hour of sleep
I/O intake and output
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
LE/LLE/LUE lower extremity, left lower extremity, left upper extremity
Lt left
MI myocardial infraction
mm milimeter
noc night
NPO nothing by mouth
N/V nausea and vomiting
O.D. right eye
OOB out of bed
O.S. left eye
O.U. both eyes
oz. ounce
_p after
P pulse
p.c. after meals
PO by mouth
p.m. evening
PROM passive range of motion
pt. patient
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
qid 4 times per day
qod every other day
QNS quantity not sufficient
QS quantity sufficient
an R within a circle rectal
R respirations
RE/RUE/RLE right extremity, right upper extremity, right lower extremity
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription
-s without
sig. write, to be labeled
SOB shortness of breath
ss half
SSE soap suds enema
staph staphylococcus
stat immediately
strep steptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp tablespoon
tid three times per day
TO telephone order
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
tsp teaspoon
UP universal precautions
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
v.o. verbal orders
v.s. vital signs
w/c wheelchair
wt weight
CCU coronary or crital care unit
CS central supply
EENT ear, eyes, nose and throat
ER emergency room
GI gastrointestinal lab
lab laboratory
MICU medical intensive care unit
NICU neuro intensive or neonatal intensive care unit
OR operating room
OB-GYN obstetrics and gynecology or obstetrician gynecologist
pedi pediatrics
PT physical therapist
RT respiratory therapist
SICU surgical intensive care unit
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C&S culture and sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
chem. chemistry
CXR chest x-ray
DPT diptheria, pertussin, tetanus
FBS fasting blood sugar
HCT hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
lytes electrolytes
O & P ova and parasites
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cells
WNL within normal limits
anterior front side
distal farthest point away from
dorsal backside
high fowlers sitting at a 90 degree angle
inferior below
lateral side of
medial middle
peripheral on the edge of or outside of
posterior rear or back of
prone lie on the floor facedown
proximal nearest
superior above
supine lie on back
tranverse across
ventral to the belly
QS quantity sufficient
an R within a circle rectal
R respirations
RE/RUE/RLE right extremity, right upper extremity, right lower extremity
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription
-s without
sig. write, to be labeled
SOB shortness of breath
ss half
SSE soap suds enema
staph staphylococcus
stat immediately
strep steptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp tablespoon
tid three times per day
TO telephone order
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
tsp teaspoon
UP universal precautions
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
v.o. verbal orders
v.s. vital signs
w/c wheelchair
wt weight
CCU coronary or crital care unit
CS central supply
EENT ear, eyes, nose and throat
ER emergency room
GI gastrointestinal lab
lab laboratory
MICU medical intensive care unit
NICU neuro intensive or neonatal intensive care unit
OR operating room
OB-GYN obstetrics and gynecology or obstetrician gynecologist
pedi pediatrics
PT physical therapist
RT respiratory therapist
SICU surgical intensive care unit
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C&S culture and sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
chem. chemistry
CXR chest x-ray
DPT diptheria, pertussin, tetanus
FBS fasting blood sugar
HCT hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
lytes electrolytes
O & P ova and parasites
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cells
WNL within normal limits
anterior front side
distal farthest point away from
dorsal backside
high fowlers sitting at a 90 degree angle
inferior below
lateral side of
medial middle
peripheral on the edge of or outside of
posterior rear or back of
prone lie on the floor facedown
proximal nearest
superior above
supine lie on back
tranverse across
ventral to the belly
Ca calcium
CL chloride
CRE creatnine
Fe iron
Glu glucose
K+ potassium
Na Sodium
NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate
< less than
> more than
# pound
@ at
& and
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