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Prefixes P-Z

Medical Term.

thick; abnormal thickness in skull pachy; pachycephalic
near, departure from the norm; abnormal pain para; paralgia
disease; study of disease path; pathology
deficiency; lack of cellular elements in the blood penia; cytopenia
around; around the heart peri; pericardium
fixation, suspension; surgical repair of detached retina pexy; retinopexy
fear of; fear of water phobia; hydrophobia
transmission; perspiration, transmission of sweat phoresis; diaphoresis
plastic surgical correction; surgical straightening plasty; orthoplasty
paralysis, stroke; paralysis from the waist down plegia; paraplegia
many; arthritis in numerous joints poly; polyarthritis
after; after death post; postmortem
before; before surgery pre; preoperative
in front of, on behalf of; tip of the tongue pro; proglossis
false; false thirst pseudo; pseudodipsia
falling; sagging breast (a/k/a Cooper's Droop) ptosis; mastoptosis
back, again; flex response to stimulation re; reflex
back; bent backward, posterior retro; retroflexed
suture; suturing of the heart rrhaphy; cardiorraphy
rupture; ruptured blood vessel rhexis; angiorrhexis
exam; bronchus exam scopy; bronchoscopy
half; half-conscious semi; semicomatose
pulse; pulse meter sphygmo; sphygmomanometer
below; under the tongue sub; sublingual
above; highly severe super, supra; superacute
together; dependent on one another sym, syn; symbiotic
swift/fast; rapid heart beat tachy; tachycardia
distance; distance signal monitor interpretation tele; telemetry
toxic, poison; skin disease caused by poison toxo; toxicoderma
across; transfer of blood into an individual trans; transfusion
three; three cusps tri; tricuspid
above; high frequency sound ultra; ultrasonic
one; having one working eye uni; uniocular
foreign; a graft from one species to another xeno; xenograft
dry; dry lips xero; xerochilia
Created by: lbh