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Medical Term

-OMA =tumor or mass.
-ITIS = inflammation.
-LOGY =study of.
-OPSY = (process of) viewing.
carcin/o = cancer, cancerous
cardi/o =heart
cephal/o = head
-IC = pertaining to.
cerebr/o cerebrum, largest par tof the brain
-AL = pertaining to
cyst/o urinary bladder
-OMA tumor or mass.
-ITIS inflammation.
-LOGY study of.
-OPSY (process of) viewing.
carcin/o cancer, cancerous
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head cephalic _
-IC pertaining to.
cerebr/o cerebrum, largest par tof the brain
-AL pertaining to
cyt/o cell
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
electr/o electricity
-GRAM record.
enter/o intestines(often the small intestine)
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman,female
hem/o or hemat/o blood
-GLOBIN protein.
-OMA mass or tumor.
hepat/o liver
lapar/o abdomen (area between the chest and hip)
leuk/o white
nephr/o kidney
-ECTOMY cutting out—an excision or resection of an organ or other part of the body.
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor(cancerous)
-IST specialist.
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
AUT- self,
-OPSY (process of) viewing.
psych/o mind
-OSIS abnormal condition.
ren/o kidney
-AL, “pertaining to.”
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
thromb/o clotting
-al pertaining to
-algia condition of pain
-cyte cell
ectomy cutting out; removal excision
-emia blood condition
-globin protein
-gram record
-ia condition
-IA condition
-ic pertaining to
-ism condition, process
HYPER- excessive.
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study
-oma tumor, mass
-opsy to view
-osis abnormal condition
scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of visual examination
-sis state of prognosis _
-tomy process ofcutting into; Incision
a-, an- no, not
aut self
dia complete, through
dys bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
-Y condition or process.
endo within
CRIN/O to secrete (to form and give off).
-UM structure.
exo- outside
hyper- excessive, more than normal ,too much
GLYC/O sugar
hypo- below, less than normal, under
peri- surrounding
pro- before, forward
re- back
-SECTION cutting into an organ
retro- behind
sub- below, under
trans- across, through
abdomin/o abdomen
anter/o front
bronch/o bronchial tubes(leading from the wind pipe to the lungs)
cervic/o neck of the body orneck (cervix) of the uterus
chondr/o cartilage (connective tissue attached to bones)
SARC, flesh
coccyg/o tailbone
-EAL pertaining to.
crani/o skull
epitheli/o skin, surface tissue
esophag/o esophagus (tube from the throat to the stomach)
hepat/o liver
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
later/o side lateral
lumb/o loin (waist) lumbar
-AR pertaining
lymph/o lymph (clear fluid in tissue spaces and lymph vessels)
mediastin/o mediastinum(space betweenthe lungs) mediastinal _
pelv/o pelvis (bones of the hip)
peritone/o peritoneum (membrane surrounding the abdominal organs)
pharyng/o pharynx (throat)
pleur/o pleura
poster/o back, behind
radi/o x-rays
sacr/o sacrum (five fused bones in the lower back)
spin/o spine (backbone)
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea
vertebr/o vertebra(backbone)
Anterior Front side The nose is on the anterior of the head.
Posterior Back side The heel is on the posterior of the foot.
Inferior Below The liver is inferior to the right lung.
Superior Above The stomach is superior to the intestines.
Lateral Side The ears are lateral to the mouth.
Medial Middle The heart is in the medial area of the chest. (mediastinum)
Distal Far The distal end of the thigh bone (femur) is at the knee.
Proximal Near The proximal end of thigh bone (femur) is at the hip.
Deep Away from the surface The stab wound penetrated deep into the skin.
Superficial On the surface Superficial veins can be seen on the surface of the skin.
Supine Facing up The patient lies supine during an examination of the abdomen.
Prone Facing down The backbones are examined with the patient in a prone position
aden/o gland
amni/o amnion (sac of fluid surrounding the embryo)
angi/o vessel (usually a blood vessel)
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
ather/o plaque (a yellow, fatty material)
axill/o armpit (underarm)
bronch/o bronchial tube
bronchi/o bronchial tube
carcin/o cancerous
cardi/o heart
chem/o drug; also chemical
cholecyst/o gallbladder
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine or bowel)
crani/o skull
cry/o cold
cyst/o urinary bladder; also a sac of fluid or a cyst
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus (tube leading from the throat to the stomach)
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hyster/o uterus
inguin/o groin (area in which the thigh meets the trunk of the body)
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen (abdominal wall)
laryng/o voice box (larynx)
leuk/o white
mamm/o breast (use with -ARY, -GRAPHY, -GRAM, and -PLASTY)
mast/o breast (use with -ECTOMY and -ITIS)
men/o menses (menstruation); month
mening/o meninges (membranes around the brain and spinal cord)
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord (nervous tissue connected to the brain, located within the spinal column.) MYEL/O can also mean bone marrow (soft, inner part of bones, where blood cells are made)
necr/o death (of cells)
nephr/o kidney (use with all suffixes, except -AL and -GRAM; use REN/O with -AL and -GRAM)
neur/o nerve
oophor/o ovary
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pelv/o hip area
peritone/o peritoneum (membrane surrounding organs in the abdomen)
phleb/o vein
pneumon/o lung
pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney (use with -AL and -GRAM)
rhin/o nose
salping/o fallopian (uterine) tube
sarc/o flesh
septic/o pertaining to infection
thorac/o chest
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o windpipe; trachea
ur/o urine or urea (a waste material);
vascul/o blood vessel
-algia condition of pain, pain
-emia blood condition
-ia conditon
-itis inflammation
appendicitis Inflammation of the appendix (hangs from the colon in the lower right abdomen)
bursitis Inflammation of a small sac of fluid (bursa) near a joint
cellulitis Inflammation of soft tissue under the skin
dermatitis Inflammation of the skin
endocarditis Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (endocardium)
epiglottitis Inflammation of the epiglottis (cartilage at the upper part of the windpipe)
gastritis Inflammation of the stomach
hepatitis Inflammation of the liver
myositis Inflammation of muscle (MYOS/O muscle)
nephritis Inflammation of the kidney
osteomyelitis Inflammation of bone and bone marrow
otitis Inflammation of the ear
peritonitis Inflammation of the peritoneum
pharyngitis Inflammation of the throat
thrombophlebitis Inflammation of a vein with formation of clots
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor, mass
CHONDR/O cartilage
FIBR/O fibrous tissue
LEIOMY/O visceral or “smooth” muscle
LIP/O fat
OSTE/O bone
RHABDOMY/O skeletal muscle
MYEL/O bone marrow
-osis condition, abnormal condition
-pathy disease condition
-rrhea flow, discharge.
-rrhage or – rrhagia excessive discharge of blood
-sclerosis hardening
-uria condition of urine condition.
-al or – eal pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-ectomy removal, resection, excision
adenectomy Excision of a gland
adenoidectomy Excision of the adenoids
appendectomy Excision of the appendix
colectomy Excision of the colon
gastrectomy Excision of the stomach
laminectomy Excision of a piece of backbone (lamina) to relieve pressure on nerves from a (herniating) disk
myomectomy Excision of a muscle tumor (commonly a fibroid of the uterus)
pneumonectomy Excision of lung tissue: total pneumonectomy (an entire lung) or lobectomy (a single lobe)
prostatectomy Excision of the prostate gland
splenectomy Excision of the spleen
-gram record
-graphy process of recording
-lysis separation, breakdown, destruction
-plasty surgical repair, or surgical correction
-scopy process of visual examination
-stomy opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, cutting into
abdomin/o abdomen
an/o anus (opening of the digestive tract to the outside of the body)
bi/o life
cardi/o heart
carp/o carpals (wrist bones)
cis/o to cut
cost/o ribs
crani/o skull
cutane/o skin
dur/o dura mater (outermost meningeal membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord)
gen/o to produce, to begin
glyc/o sugar
hemat/o blood
later/o side
men/o menses (monthly discharge of blood from the lining of the uterus)
nat/i birth
neur/o nerve
norm/o rule, order
oste/o bone
peritone/o peritoneum (membrane surrounding the organs in the abdomen)
plas/o formation, growth, development
ren/o kidney
scapul/o scapula (shoulder blade)
son/o sound
thyroid/o thyroid gland
top/o to put, place, position
troph/o development, nourishment
urethr/o urethra (tube leading from the bladder to the outside of the body)
uter/o uterus
ven/o vein
vertebr/o vertebra (backbone)
-al pertaining to
-ation process, condition
-cision process of cutting
-crine secretion
-dipsia thirst
-emia blood condition
-gen to produce
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ism condition, process
-lapse to fall, slide
-lysis loosening, breakdown, separation, destruction
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-mortem death
-oma tumor, mass
-ous pertaining to
-partum birth
-pathy disease condition
-phagia eating
-phasia speech
-plasia formation (condition)
-plasm formation (tissue)
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-rrhea flow, discharge
-scopy process of visual examination
-section to cut
-stasis to stand, place, stop, control
-tension pressure
-thesis to put, place (state of putting or placing)
-tic pertaining to
-trophy nourishment; development
-um structure
-uria urine condition
-y process, condition
a-, an- no, not, without
ab- away from
ad- toward, near
ana- up, apart
ante- before,forward
anti- against
bi- two, both
brady - slow
con- with,
dia- complete, through
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
ec- out, outside
endo- within, in, inner
epi- above, upon
ex- out
extra- outside of
hemi- half
hyper- excessive, too much, above
hypo- deficient, too little, below
in- in, into
inter- between
intra- within
mal- bad
meta- change, beyond
neo- new
para- beside, near, along the side of
-PLEGIA paralysis,
peri- surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before
pro- before, forward
-LAPSE to slide
pros- before, forward
quadri- four
re- back, behind
retro- back, behind
sub- under, less than
syn- with, together
-DROME running or occurring
tachy- fast
trans- across, through
tri- three
-CUSPID pointed end
ultra- beyond
uni- one
-plasia formation,
-phagia eating or swallowing
-phasia means speech.
Created by: wilsontab
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