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Terminology Lesson 9

Medical Terminology Lesson 9 - Color Prefixes & Suffixes and Abbreviated Titles

Prefix/Suffix albus white
albino genetic condition causing lack of color
Prefix/Suffix chloro green
chlorosis green look condition brought about by lack of red blood cells
chlorophyll green plant pigments that absorb light
Prefix/Suffix chrom color
chromatism abnormal pigmentation
chrome shiny color
Jaundice when the skin or eyes turn yellowcirrhos (yellow)
Prefix/Suffix cirrhos yellow
cirrhosis yellow condition (condition of liver)
Prefix/Suffix cyano blue
cyanosis condition of blue skin
cyan dark blue
Prefix erythr red
erythema flush
Prefix leuko white
leukocyte white blood cell
Prefix melano black
melanoma a malignant dark tumor
melancholy depression
Prefix polio gray
poliomyelitis, polio inflammation of the gray matter of the brain and at the spinal cord
Prefix purpura purple
purpurinuria pigment compounds in the urine
Prefix rhodo rose
rhodococcus microscopic rose-colored bacteria (from animal feces)
feces bowel movement
Prefix rubeo red
rubella German measles (red sores)
ruby jewel or bright red
Prefix xantho yellow
xanthodont yellow teeth
CMA Certified Medical Assistant
RMA Registered Medical Assistant
CNA Certified Nursing Aide
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
MD Medical Doctor
ME Medical Examiner
MLT Medical Lab Technologist
NP Nurse Practitioner
OT Occupational Therapist
PA Physician's Assistant
PT Physical Therapist
RHIT Registered Health Information Technician
RHIT formerly ART Accredited Record Technologist
RN Registered Nurse
RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist
RT Respiratory Therapist
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