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Kelly Made

premade med

Suffix Comes at the end of the word
Suffix Describes condition, diseas, disorder, procedure
Itis Inflammation
Ectomy Surgical Removal
ac, al Pertaining to
osis Abnormal condition or disease
plasty surgical repair
path disease
ology study of
algia pain and suffering
dynia also means pain but not frequently used
malacia abnormal softening
sclerosis abnormal hardening
stenosis abnormal narrowing
necrosis tissue death
megaly enlargement
centisis surgical procedure to remove fluid
graphy create photo or record
angi blood vessel
gram, graph picture or record
rrhage/rrhagia bleeding; referring to sudden or severe amounts of bleeding
rrhaphy surgical suture
rrhea flow or discharge
rrhexis rupture
rrhage bursting forth of blood
prefixes influence a terms meaning
prefixes indicate location, date, time or number
al pertaining to
pre before
peri during, surrounding, around
post after
oophor/o, ovari/o ovary
cost/o rib
retin/o retina
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
cyan/o blue
-pnea breathing
-tripsy to crush
dys- bad, difficult, painful
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
melan/o black, dark
pneum/o, pneumon/o lung
-ectasis stretching, enlargement
super-, supra- excessive, above
arthr/o joint
hypo- decreceased, deficient
-emia blood, blood condition
sub- below
chondr/o cartilage
inter- among, between
hidr/o sweat
mening/o meninges
esophag/o esophagus
arther/o plaque or fatty substance
-ia state or conidition
intra- within, inside
cervic/o cervix, neck (neck of cervix)
-pnea breathing
pulm/o, pulmon/o lung
tachy- rapid, fast
anti- against, counter
poly many
neur/i, neur/o nerve, nerve tissue
seb/o sebum
xer/o dry
py/o pus
pyr/o fever, fire
kerat/o horny, hard, cornea
thromb/o clot
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
ven/o vein
-ic pertaining to
-ostomy surgical creation of an opening
aort/o aorta
-otomy surgical incision
arter/o, arteri/o artery
lapar/o abdomen
leuk/o white
-lysis loosening
fasci/o fasia, fibrous band
carcin/o cancerous
splen/o spleen
sarc/o flesh
ungu/o nail
thorac/o chest
hepat/o liver
per- excessive, through
-ary pertaining to
-scopy see, visual examination
-pause stopping
card/o, cardi/o heart
lip fat
brady- slow
myring/o eardrum, tympanic membrane
erythr/o red
-oma tumor
-uria urine, urination
-ptosis drooping forward, prolapse
-plegia paralysis
coron/o coronary, crown
adren/o, adrenal/o adrenal gland
ech/o sound
optic/o, opt/o eye, vision
gonad/o sex gland
radi/o rays, radiation, x-rays
ot/o hearing, ear
pancreat/o pancreas
cholescyst/o gallbladder
myc/o fungus
-pexy surgically place
hem/o, hemat/o blood, pertaining to blood
-scope instrument used for visual examination
adip/o fat
end-, endo inside, within, in
cyt/o cell
hist/o tissue
aden/o gland
cephal/o head
-ologist specialist
-pathy disease, suffering, feeling, emotion
-plasty surgical repair
phleb/o vein
nephr/o kidney
hyster/o uterus
scler/o hard, white of eye, sclera
crani/o skull
pyel/o renal pelvis, bowl of kidney
men/o menstruation, menses
tympan/o tympanic membrane, eardrum
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
salping/o uterine 9fallopian) tube, auditory (eustachian) tube
ren/o kidney
oo/o, ov/i, ov/o egg
lith/o stone
spondyl/o vertebrae, vertebral column, back bone
vagin/o vagina
colp/o vagina
urethr/o urethra
metr/o, metri/o uterus
-cyte cell
trache/o trachea, windpipe
hemi- half
-desis surgical fixation of joint, bind, tie together
ankly/o crooked
hyper- increased, excessive
-algia pain, suffering
esthesia feeling, sensation
a-, an- without
ante- before, toward
neo- new
gastr/o stomach
ureter/o ureter
uter/o uterus
oss/e, oss/i, ost/o, oste/o bone
cyst/o urinary bladder, syst, sac of fluid
pharyng/o pharynx, throat
albin/o white
enter/o small intestine
encephal/o brain
derm/o, dermat/o skin
pleur/o side of body, pleura
ten/o, tend/o, tendin/o tendon, stretching, extend
cutaine/o skin
duoden/i, duoden/o duodenum
laryng/o largnx, voice box
onc/o tumor
my/o muscle
col/o, colon/o large intestive, colon
thyr/o, thyroid/o thyroid gland
bronch/o, bronchi/o bronchial tube, bronchus
Created by: kellyfuqua