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Medical Prefix BN

Basic Nursing - Terminology - Prefix

a- or an- without
ab- away from
ad- to, toward
ante- before (in front of)
auto- self
bi- twice, double
brady- slow
circum- around
contra- opposed, against
co- with
cyan- blue
cyst- bag, bladder, sac
dys- difficult, painful
ex- without, away from
extra- outside of
hemato- blood
hemi- half
hydro- water
hyper- higher, more
hypo- lower, less
intra- within
leuko- white
micro- small
mega- or megal- large, great
multi- many
myo- muscle
neo- new
nephro- kidney
para- beside
peri- around
pneumo- air, lung, gas
poly- much, many
post- after
pre- before
pseudo- false
pyo- pus
pyro fever
quadra- four
retro- behind
semi- half
sub- under
super- above, excess
supra- above
tachy- fast
trans- across, through
un- against
uni- one
ultra- excess
vaso- vessel
Created by: lauramccool
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