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Ch 3 & 4 SBC MedTerm

In- not, into, within
meta- beyond, change
retro- behind, backward
tachy- fast
ab- away from
ad- towards
ante- before, forward
anti- against
auto- self
bi- two
brady- slow
dys- bad, painful, difficult
endo- inside
eu- normal
ex- outside, away from
hemi half
intra- within
macro- large
micro- small
mal- bad
neo- new
pan- all
para- beside, near
poly- many
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
supra-, super- above, upper
uni- one
tri- three
quad- four
ec- or ecto- surgically remove, excision
trophy- development, nourishment
-o/tomy incision, cutting into
thermia- pertaining to heat, temperature
-o/stomy surgical creating of an opening
-stenosis narrowing
-sclerosis hardening
-plasty surgical repair
-plasia development of growth, formation
-penia deficiency
-megaly enlargement
-malacia softening
-lysis break apart, destruction, rupture
-graphy process of recording
-graph instrument for recording
-gram record
-emia blood condition
acu/o sever, sudden, sharp
-dynia pain
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
isch/o to hold back
phleb/o vein
phag/o to eat
necr/o death
morph/o shape
hydr/o water
axill/o armpit
epi upon, on or above
contra against
carcin/o cancer
hem/o blood
chem/o drug, chemical
strept/o twisted chains
staphyl clusters
infra- beneath, under
adenectomy removal of a glad
adenoma tumor of a glad
sarcoma tumor of flesh
atrophy to waste away, no development
endocrine to secret within (the blood)
exocrine to secrete out (a duct, to the outside of the body)
hyperplasia abnormal cell growth, INCREASED # of cells
hypertrophy abnormal cell growth (Increased SIZE of cells)
hyperthermia extremely HIGH temp
hypothermia extremely LOW temp
c.c. with meals
C.C. chief complaint
a.c. before meals
p.c. after meals
pt patient
p (with hyphen over it) after
a (with hyphen over it) before
s (with hyphen over it) without
c (with hyphen over it) or con with
FHx Family History
Created by: mamacriswell