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Ross Med Terms

Med term

Abdomin(o) abdomen
An(o) anus
Appendic(o) appendix
bili(o) bile
bucc(o) cheek
cec(o) cecum
ile(o) ileum
cheil(o) lip
chol(e) gall
cholangi(o) bile duct
col(o) colon
colon(o) colon
duaden(o) duedenum
enter(o) intestines
esophag(o) esophagus
gastr(o) stomach
gingiv(o) gums
gloss(o) tongue
lingu(o) tongue
hepat(o) liver
leuk(o) white
lip(o) fat
jejun(o) jejunum
lapar(o) abdominal wall
lith(o) stone
or(o) mouth
stomat(o) mouth
pancreat(o) pancreas
peritone(o) peritoneum
pharyng(o) pharynx
polyp(o) polyp
proct(o) rectum
rect(o) rectum
sial(o) saliva
sigmoid(o) sigmoid colon
endo- within
retro- backward
-cele hernia; protrusion
-iasis condition
-pepsia digestion
-phagia swallowing
-tripsy crushing
neur(o) a nerve cell/nervous system
path(o) disease
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-itis inflammation
-ology study of/specialty of
-ectasis/-ectasia expansion or dilation
-emia abnormal blood condition
-iasis presence of/formation of
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargment
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-penia reduction of size or quanity
-plasia abnormal formation
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis downward displacement
-rrhage flowing forth
-rrhea discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm muscular contraction
-pnea breath/respiration
-centesis surgical puncture
-desis surgical binding
-ectomy surgical removal
-gen, -genic, -genesis origin/producing
-gram wriiten or pictorial record
-graph device for graphic or pictorial recording
-graphy act of graphic or pictorial recording
-meter device for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-otomy incision
-cyte cell
-edema excessive fluid in intracellular tissues
-emesis vomitting
-globin the protein in hemoglobin
-ism indication a condition, practice,or doctrine
-lysis destroy
-mania a morbid impulse toward a specific object or thought
-opsy visual examination
-phobia fear
-poieses producing/formation
-sclerosis hard/hardness
-sis condition
-stasis level/unchanging
-stenosis narrowed/blocked
-tome instrument for cutting
ab- away from/outside of/beyond
ad- toward/near to
ante-, pre- before
anti- against/opposed
bi- two
brady- abnormally slow
con-, sym-, syn- with
contra- against
dia- across/through
dys- bad/difficult
ec-, ecto- outside
en- inside
epi- upon
ex-, exo- outside
extra- beyond
hemi-, semi- half
hyper- above/beyond normal
hypo- below/below normal
infra- inside or below
inter- between
intra- inside
macro- big
meso- middle
meta- beyond
micro- small
mono-, uni- one
neo- new
olig-, oligo- few/scanty
pan- everywhere
para- alongside/ like
post- after
quadri- four
tachy- abnormally high
tri- three
echo reverberation of sound
electr(o) electrical
my(o) muscle
ather(o) gruel-like
anter(o) front
crani(o) skull
dors(o) back
inguin(o) groin
later(o) side; away from midline
lumb(o) loin
medi(o) middle
pelv(i) pelvis
poster(o) back
proxim(o) near
spin(o) spine
thorac(o) chest
umbilic(o) navel
ventr(o) front side; belly
cut(o), cutane(o) skin
derm(o), dermat(o) skin
hidr(o) sweat
kerat(o) hard
melan(o) black
myc(o) fungus
onych(o), ungu(o) nail
pil(o) hair
seb(o) sebum
sud(o), sudor(o) sweat
trich(o) hair
xer(o) dry
bx biopsy
ID intradermal
I & D incision and drainage
SC, subQ subcutaneous
ankyl(o) stiff,mobile
arthr(o) joint
articul(o) joint
burs(o) burso
carp(o) wrist bones
chondr(o) cartilage
clavicul(o) clavicle, collarbone
coccyg(o) coccyx, tailbone
cost(o) rib
femor(o) femur, thigh bone
fibr(o) fiber
fibul(o) fibula, outer lower leg bone
humer(o) humerus, upper arm bone
ili(o) ilium, upper pelvic bone section
ischi(o) lower pelvic bone section
kyph(o) outward curvature of the spine, hump
lord(o) forward curvature of the back, swayback
lumb(o) lower back
mandibul(o) mandible, lower jawbone
maxill(o) maxilla, upper jawbone
metacarp(o) hand bones
metatars(o) foot bones
myel(o) bone marrow
orth(o) straight, to straighten
oste(o) bone
patell(o) patello, kneecap
phalang(o) finger and toe bones
pubi(o), pub(o) pubis, anterior pelvic bone section
radi(o) radius, outer lower arm bone
sacr(o) sacrum
scapula(o) scapula, shoulder blade
spondyl(o) vertbra
stern(o) sternum, breastbone
tars(o) ankle bones
vertebr(o) vertebra
BE barium enema
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
LAGBP laparoscopic adjustable gastric bypass
NG nasogastric
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
RYGBP Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
TPN total parenteral nutrition
UGI upper gastrointestinal
UPPP uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
Created by: bbygrl211983