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68WM6 Med Terms

68WM6 10-10 Medical Terminology

QuestionAnswer
adeno gland
angio vessel
arterio artery
arthro joint
bio life
carcino cancer
cardio heart
cephalo head
cerebro brain/cerebrum
chemo drug or chemical
chrono time
colo large intestine
cryo cold
cyan/o blue
cysto bladder
cyto cell
dento teeth
dermo/dermat skin
electro electricity
encephalo brain
entero intestinal
erythro red
gastro stomach
gingiv gums
glosso/linguo tongue
gnoso knowledge
gyneco woman
hemo/ hemat blood
hepato liver
hystero/metri uterus
laparo abdomen
leuk/o white
masto/mammo breast
melan/o melan/o
meno menses
myo muscle
necro death
nephro/reno kidney
neuro nerve
onco tumor
oophoro ovary
ophthamo eye
orchido testis
osteo bones
oto ear
patho disease
phlebo veins
pneumo/pulmo lung
procto anus/rectum
psycho mind
radio x-ray
rhino nose
salpingo uterine tubes
sarco flesh
stomato mouth
thrombo clotting
uro urine or urea
a without
an without
ante before
bi two
bin two
brady slow
dia through
dys difficult
endo within
epi above/upon
eu normal
exo outward
hemi half
hyper exessive
hypo deficient
intra within
inter between
meta change
micro minute,tiny
multi numerous
neo new
nulli none
pan total
para beyond
per through
peri surrounding
poly many
post after
pre before
pro before
sub below
supra superior
sym join
syn join
tachy rapid
tetra four
trans through
uni one
ac pertaining to
al pertaining to
ar pertaining to
ary pertaining to
algia pain
apheresis removal
ase enzyme
asthenia weakness
capnia carbon dioxide
cele hernia; protrusion
centesi surgical puncture to aspirate fluid
cidal killing
coccus (pl. cocci) berry shaped (a form of bacterium)
crine separate; secrete
crit to separate
cyte cell
desis surgical fixation; fusion
eal pertaining to
ectasis stretching out; dilation; expansion
ectomy excision or surgical removal
emesis vomiting
emia blood condition
esis condition
iasis condition
ic pertaining to
gen substance or agent that produces or causes
genesis origin; cause
genic producing; originating; causing
gram instrument used to record
graphy process of recording; X-ray filming
ia condition of disease or abnormal state
ial pertaining to
iatry physician; treatment
ician one who
ictal seizure; attack
ism state of
itis inflammation
lepsy seizure
lysis breaking down; dissolution; separating
lytic destroy; reduce
malacia softening
mania madness; insane desire
megaly enlargement
meter instrument used to measure
metry measurement
morph form; shape
odynia pain
oid resembling
ologist one who studies & practices (specialist)
ology study of
oma tumor; swelling
opia vision (condition)
opsy to view
oorhagia rapid flow of blood
orrhea flow; excessive discharge
orrhexis rupture
osis abnormal condition (means increased when used with blood cell word roots)
ostomy creation of an artificial opening
otomy creation of an artificial opening
ous pertaining to
oxia oxygen
paresis slight paralysis
pathy disease
penia abnormal reduction in number
pepsia digestion
pexy surgical fixation; suspension
phagia eating; swallowing
phobia abnormal fear of or aversion to specific objects or things
phonia sound or voice
phoria feeling
physis growth
plasia formation; development; a growth
plasm growth; substance; formation
plasty plastic or surgical repair
plegia paralysis
pnea breathing
poiesis formation
porosis passage
prandial meal
ptosis dropping; sagging; prolapse
ptysis spitting
salpinx fallopian tube
sarcoma malignant tumor
sclerosis hardening
scope instrument used for visual examination
scopy visual examination
scopic visual examination
sepsis infection
spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
stasis control; stop
stenosis constriction; narrowing
thorax chest
tocia birth; labor
tome instrument used to cut
tripsy surgical crushing
trophy nourishment
ule little
uria urine; urination
ABD abdomen
ABG arterial blood gas
AD right ear
ADL activities of daily living
A/E air evacuation
AMA against medical advice
AMB ambulate
ANT anterior
ASAP as soon as possible
AD LIB as desired
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes/each eye
SX symptoms
STAT immediately
RUQ right upper quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
VS vital signs
AS left ear
BM bowel movement
B/P blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
BX biopsy
C&DB cough and deep breath
C/O complaint of
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CXR chest X-ray
D/C discontinue
DOS day of surgery
DSG dressing
DX diagnosis
EBL estimated blood loss
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
ER emergency room
ETOH alcohol
EVAC evacuation
FX fracture
FROM full range of motion
Gr grain
HOB head of Bed
HX history
ICU intensive care unit
I&O intake and output
L left
Lab laboratory
Lat lateral
LBP lower back pain
LLE left lower extremity
LLL left lower lobe
LMP last menstrual period
LP lumbar puncture
LUE left upper extremity
LUL left upper lobe
meds medicine
mEq milliequivalent
neg negative
NG nasogastric
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
N/V nausea and vomiting
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
P pulse
PERLA pupils equal and reactive to light and accommodation
pos positive
postop postoperative
PT physical therapy
PUHLES P-physical capacity U-upper extremities L-lower extremities H-hearing and ears E-eyes S-psychiatric
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
RR recovery room
RTD return to duty
RUE right upper extremity
RUL right upper lobe
SOB shortness of breath
S/P status post
VSI very seriously ill
W/C wheel chair
WNL within normal limits
WDWN well-developed, well-nourished
qd everyday
qod every other day
qHS at bedtime
ac before meals
pc after meals
prn as needed
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
q4h every 4 hours
AODM adult onset diabetes mellitus
CAD coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident
GSW gun shot wound
MI myocardial infarction
MS multiple sclerosis
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PNA pneumonia
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
kg kilogram
gm gram
mg milligram
mcg microgram
gr grain
L Liter
ml milliliter
tbsp tablespoon
gtt drops
oz ounce
tab tablet (tabs/tablets)
tsp teaspoon
cap capsule (caps/capsules)
amp ampule
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood ura nitrogen
ABG arterial blood gas
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hgb hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit
UA urinalysis
- p following/after
- c with
X times
+ positive
- negative
- a before
- s without
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