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Skeletal System

Medical Terminology-Skeletal System

a- without, not, no
alb- white
an- without, not, no
auto- self
bio- life
con- together
de- down
dia- through
dis- free of, to undo
dys- bad, difficult
eu- well, easily, good, normal
exo- outside, outward
hetero- different
homeo- likeness, same
homo- same
idio- individual
im- not
infra- beneath, below, under
juxta- near, beside
meta- beyond, after
milli- one-thousandths
multi- many
pan- all
para- near, beside, beyond
post- after
pro- in front, before
pseudo- false
quadri- four
re- backward, behind
reto- backward, behind
semi- half
sub- under, below
supra- over
sym- joined, together
syn- joined, together
tachy- rapid, fast
tetra- four
trans- across, through
tri- three
ultra- beyond, excess
uni- one
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-blast embryonic stage of development
-cele swelling or herniation
-cide to kill; to destroy
-clast to break
-dynia pain
-ectasia stretching or dilation
-graphy process of recording
-gravida pregnancy
-ian specialist in a field of study
-ic pertaining to
-ile pertaining to
-ist practitioner, specialist
-lith stone
-logist one who specializes in the study of
-logy study of
-lytic destruction
-malacia softening
-mania a mental disorder; a "madness"
-megaly enlargement
-meter an instrument used to measure
-metry the process of measuring
-ole small, little
-oma tumor
-opia visual condition
-opsy process of viewing
-osis condition, usually abnormal
-penia decrease in; deficiency
-pexy surgical fixation
-physis growth
-plasia formation or development
-plegia paralysis
-porosis lessening in density
-ptosis dropping or prolapsed
-rrhexis rupture
-stasis stopping or controlling
-stomy the surgical creation of a new opening
-tic pertaining to
-tion process of
-tomy incision into
-tripsy intentional crushing
-ula small, little
-y condition process
-listhesis slipping
ankyl/o stiff
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
burs/o bursa
calc/o calcium
chondr/o cartilage
cost/o ribs
fasci/o fascia
gen/o to produce
kyph/o hunchback
leiomy/o smooth (visceral) muscle
-itis inflammation
ligament/o ligament
lord/o swayback; bent
lumb/o loins
malac/o softening
metacarp/o metacarpals
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord or bone marrow
myocardi/o heart muscle
myos/o muscle
olecran/o elbow
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
pelv/i pelvis
phalang/o fingers, toes
plant/o sole of foot
por/o cavity, opening, passage, or pore
pub/o pubis
rach/i spinal column
radi/o radiation
rheumat/o watery flow
sarc/o flesh
scapula/o shoulder blade
scoli/o crooked, bent
sten/o short, contracted, or narrow
synov/o synovial membrane
tars/o ankle bones
tempor/o temples of the head
ten/o tendon
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant (of abdomen)
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant (of abdomen)
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
THR total hip replacement (an arthroplasty procedure)
TKR Total knee replacement (an arthroplasty procedure)
BKA below-knee amputation
BMD bone mineral density
TMJ temporomandibular joint
OT occuational therapy
RA rheumatoid arthritis
Created by: brittanymichelle
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