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Med Language Ch 1

Turley Structure of Med Language

Abdomin/o- abdomen
Append/o- appendix
arterio/o- artery
intestin/o- intestine
laryng/o- larynx
thyroid/o- thyroid gland
tonsill/o- tonsil
ven/o- vein
arthr/o- joint
cardi/o- heart
derm/o- skin
mamm/o breast
nas/o nose
psych/o mind
spir/o- breathe
tens/o- pressure
ven/o- vein
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
-ectomy surgical incision
-gram a record or picture
-graphy progress of recording
-ia a condition; state; thing
-iatry medical treatment
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ion action; condition
-ism process; disease from a specific cause
-ist one who specialized in
-itis inflammation of; infection of
-ive pertaining to
-logy the study of
-lysis process or breaking down or destroying
-megaly enlargement
-metry process of measuring
-oma tumor or mass
-osis condition; abnormal condition; process
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease; suffering
-scope instrument used to examine
a- away from, without
an- without; not
anti- against
bi- two
bio- life
brady- slow
de- reversal of; without
dys- painful; difficult; abnormal
endo- innermost; within
epi- upon; above
eu- normal; good
hemi- one half
hyper- above; more than normal
hypo- below; deficient
inter- between
intra- within
mal- bad; inadequate
mono- single
peri- around
poly- many; much
post- after; behind
pre- before; in front of
quadri- four
re- again and again
sub- below
tachy- fast
trans- across; through
tri- three