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Lesson 1 Med Terms

Med Terms (Greek and Latin)

a-not, without lacking deficient
anti- against, preventing, relieving
di- two, twice, double
dys- difficult, painful, defective, abnormal
ec-/ex- out of, away from
ecto-/ outside of
en- in, into, within
endo-/ento- within
epi- upon, over, above
exo- outside, from the outside, toward the outside
hemi- half, one side of the body
hyper- over, above, beyond normal
hypo- under, deficient, below normal
mono- one, single
peri- around, surrounding
syn- together
-a (noun) state, condition
-ac (adj) pertaining to
-iac (noun) person afflicted with
-iasis (noun) disease, abnormal condition, abnormal presence
-ic (adj) pertaining to, located in; (noun) drug or agent
-in (noun) names of substance
-ist (noun) person interested in
-itic (adj) pertaining to, pertaining to inflammation: (noun) drug or agent
-itis (noun) inflamed condition
-itides (noun) plural form of inflamed condition
-ium (noun) membrane, connective tissues
-ma (noun) abnormal or diseased condition
-osis (noun) abnormal or diseased condition
-otic (adj) pertaining to
-sia (noun) state, condition
-sis (noun) state, condition
-tic (adj) pertaining to; (noun) drug or agent
acanth- thorn, spine
alg- pain
alges- sensitivity to pain
all- other, divergence, difference from
angi- (blood) vessel, duct
arteri- (air passage) artery
arthr- joint
bi- life
brady- slow
cardi- heart
cephal- head
crani- skull
cyt- (hollow container) cell
encephal- brain
erythr- red, red blood cell
lept- thing, fine, slight
leuk- white, white blood cell
lith- stone, calculus
log- word, study
malac- soft
mes- middle, secondary, partial
-meter, metr- measure, measuring device
nephr- kidney
neur- nerve, nervous system
oste- bone
prosop- face
prot- first, primitive, early
scler- hard
sten- narrow
stere- solid, having three dimensions
tachy- rapid
tox(i) poison
-logy study, science, the study or science of
-logist one who specializes in a certain study or science
-malacia the softening (of tissues) of
-sclerosis the hardening (of tissues) of
-stenosis the narrowing (of a part of the body)
-toxic poisonous (to an organ)
-toxin a substance poisonous to (a part of the body)
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