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Medical Terms Chap 1

Medical Terminology - Prefixes

Cardio Heart
Aden/o Gland
Arthr/o Joint
Bi/o Life
Carcin/o Cancerous, Cancer
Cardi/o Heart
Cephal/o Head
Cerebr/o Cerebrum - largest part of brain
Cis/o To cut
Crin/o To secrete (to form and give off)
CYST/O Urinary Bladder
CYT Cell
Derm/o Skin
Dermat/o Skin
Electro Electricity
Encepha/lo Brain
Enter/o Intestines
Erythr/o Red
Gastro/o Stomach
Glyc/o Sugar
Gnos/o Knowledge
Gynec/o Woman Female
Hemat/o Blood
Hem/o Blood
Hepat/o Liver
Iatr/o Treatment, Physician
Leuko/o White
Log/o Study of
Nephr/o Kidney
Neur/o Neurology
Onc/o Tumor
Ophthalm/o Eye
Oste/o Bone
Path/o Disease
Ped/o Child
Psych/o Mind - Psychology
Radi/o Radiology
Ren/o Kidney
Rhin/o Nose
Sarc/o Flesh
Sect/o To cut
Thromb/o Clot, Clotting
Ur/o Urinary Tract, Urine
A- An No, not without - an emia - is a decreased number of erythrocytes within the red blood cells.
Aut, Auto Self own - Aut - opsy -viewing by oneself
Dia- complete ,through - dia- nosis
Endo- Within - endo - crinologist
Epi- above, upon - epi - gastric
Hyper - excessive above more than - Hyper- thyroidism
Hypo- deficient, below - Hypo - gastric
In- into, in- In-cision
Peri- surrounding, around - Per- cardium
Pro- before, forward
Ex-,Exo out, outside of, outward - Ex- cision
Re- back, backward, again - Re-section
Retro- behind - Retro-cardiac
Sub- below, under - Sub- hepatic
Trans - across, through - Trans - hepatic
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