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Med Term - Lesson 1

Intro To Medical Language & Body Structure

Prefix, Word Root, SuffixDefinition
meta- beyond
neo- new
carcin cancer
cyt cell
epitheli epithelium
hist tissue
lip fat
my muscle
neur nerve
onc tumor
path disease
plasm growth (substance or formation)
sarc flesh; connective tissue
stasis control; stop
viscer internal organs
-a; -e; -y no meaning
-al pertaining to
-genic producing; originating; causing
-logist specialist (physician) who studies and treats
-logy study of
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
benign not malignant
chemotherapy treatment of cancer by using pharmaceuticals
abbreviation for chemotherapy chemo
diagnosis identification of a disease
abbreviation for diagnosis Dx
inflammation protective response of body tissue characterized by redness, swelling, heat, & pain
malignant tending to become progressively worse, possibly resulting in death
prognosis prediction of a possible outcome of a disease
abbreviation for prognosis Px
radiation therapy treatment of cancer with a radioactive substance, x-ray, or radiation
abbreviation for radiation therapy XRT
remission lessening or absence of signs of disease
Created by: srussel