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Unit 1

Introduction to Medical and Anatomic Terminology

Abdomin/o Abdomen
Acr/o Extremities
Adnex/o Adjacent, Accessory
Anatom/o Body Structures
Anter/o Front
Blast/o Immature/Embryonic Cell
Caud/o Tail
Celi/o Belly/Abdomen
Cephal/o Head
Cyan/o Blue
Cyt/o Cell
Dermat/o Skin
Derm/o Skin
Dist/o Distant from origin
Dors/o Back
Epitheli/o Epithelial
Eti/o Cause of disease
Hist/o Tissue
Later/o Side
Mediastin/o Mediastinum
Medi/o Middle
Megal/o Enlarged
Morph/o Form
Muc/o Mucus
Pelv/o Pelvis
Physi/o Function
Pleur/o Lung Cavity
Poster/o Back
Proxim/o Closer to orgin
Ser/o Serum/Serous Membrane
Thorac/o Chest
Ventr/o Front
Peri- Surrounding
-centesis Surgical Puncture
-cyte Cell
-ia Condition
-ist Specialist
-itis Inflammation
-logist One who studies
-logy Study of
-megaly Enlarged
-meter Instrument to meausure
-metry Process of measuring
-osis Condition
-paralysis Loss of movement and feeling
-pathy Disease
-tic, -ous, -ic, -al, -ar, -ible, -able Adjective Endings
-um, -y, -a, -us Noun Endings
a Before
AD Right Ear
A Anatomy and Physiology
AP Anterior to Posterior
AS Left Ear
L Left
LA Left Arm
LAT Lateral
LL Left Leg
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
OD Right Eye
OS Left Eye
OU Both Eyes
p After
PA Posterior to anterior
R Right
RA Right Arm
RL Right Leg
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
Viser/o Organs
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