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Terminology Lesson 7

Medical Terminology Lesson 7 - Prefix and Suffix I to O

Sufffix iasis condition of
cholelithiasis condition of gallbladder stones)
Sufffix iatric medicine
pediatric child medicine
psychiatric mind medicine
Sufffix ic pertaining to
enteric pertaining to the small intestines
Hispanic pertaining to Spanish
Prefix inter between
intercostal between ribs
intermission between missions
electrocardiogram EKG or ECG
Prefix intra within
intra-aortic within the aorta
intramural within an institution
Suffix isis, asis condition of
metastasis condition of change in location or spreading
Suffix itis inflammation of
gastritis stomach inflammation
gingivitis inflammation of the gums
Prefix juxta near
juxtaepiphysial near epiphysis or part of long bone
juxtapose side by side
Prefix meta- after,along with,beyond,among,behind
Prefix or Suffix kinesis movement
metakinesis moving apart
kinesiology study of movement, athletics
mitosis divide
Prefix kypho humped
kyphosis condition of being humpbacked
kyphoscoliosis a humped and lateral curvature of the spine
Suffix logia, logy science of, study of
cardiology heart science or study of
logic study of principles
Suffix lysis disintegration
osteolysis bone breakdown
analysis breakdown of information
Prefix macro large, long
macrostomia large mouth
macroeconomics overall economy
Prefix or Suffix malacia softening
chondromalacia soft cartilage
Prefix or Suffix med, medi, medio middle
mediocarpal middle of the carpal bone
mediate go in between, middle
Prefix or Suffix mega, megaly enlargement
cardiomegaly large heart
megaphone large communication
congestive heart failure CHF
Prefix micro small
microcephalic small brain
microscope small look
prognosis prediction or expected outcome
Prefix mono single, one
mononucleosis condition of large outbreak of one nucleus lymphocytes
monologue a long single speech
Prefix multi many
multifocal many locations
multiplication adding numbers a designated number of times
Prefix neo new
neonatal newborn
neolithic beginning of the Stone Age
Apgar score given to babies when they are born
Prefix ob against
obtunded against or mentally dull
obstruction against, to block with obstacles
Suffix oid like, shape
mucoid mucouslike
android artificial, personlike
Prefix/Suffix oligo few, diminished
oliguria diminished urination
oligarchy government a few people run it
Suffix ology (logy or logia) study of
neurology study of the nerves
geology study of Earth origin
Suffix/Main oma tumor
lymphoma lymph tumor
Suffix osis condition
pediculosis condition of lice infestation
hypnosis sleep condition
Suffix otomy incision
craniotomy skull incision
Created by: josimaryduke