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HC Med Terms

TermMeaning
a-, an- without
ab- from, away
-able capable
-ac, -ic pertaining to
acr/o- extremeties, arms and legs
ad- to, toward
aden/o- gland
adren/o- adrenal gland
aer/o- air
-al like, similar, pertaining to
alges-, algesi- oversensitivity to pain
-algia pain
alveoli/o- alveoli
ambi/o- both, both sides
amni/o- amniotic fluid
andr/o- male
angi/o- vessel
ankyl/o- crooked, looped, immovable, fixed
ante- before
anter/o- in front of, ahead of
anti- against
append/o- appendix
arche first, original
arter-, arteri/o- artery
arthr/o- joint
articu/o- junction of two bones
-ase enzyme
-asis condition of
-asthenia weakness, lack of strength
ather/o- fatty, lipid, plaque
atresia- closure of tubular structure
audi/o- sound, hearing, dealing with the ear
aur/o- ear
auto self
balan- glans penis/clitoris
bi-, bis- twice, double, both
bio- life
-blast germ cell, embryonic
blephar/o- eyelids
brachi- arm
brachy- short
brady- slow
bronch-, bronchi- air tubes in lungs, bronchi
bucc/o- cheek
calc-, calculus- stone
carcin/o- cancer, malignancy
cardi/o- heart
carp/o- wrist
caud- tail
ceco- pouch of large intestine at ileo juncture
-cele swelling, tumor, cavity, hernia
cent- 100
-centesis surgical procedure to remove fluid
cephal/o- head
cerebr/o- brain
cervic/o- neck, neck of uterus
cheil/o- lip
labi/o- lip
chem/o- drug, chemical
chir/o- hand
chlor/o- green
chol-, chole-, cholo- bile, gallbladder
chrom/o- color
chondr/o- cartilage
-cide causing death
-cise cut
-clast cell or instrument used to break
-clysis washing or irrigation
-coccus round
cochle/o- cochlea
coele- chamber, enlarged space
circum- around, about
col/o- colon, bowel, large intestine
colp/o- vagina
con-, co- with, together
contra- against
costa- rib
crani/o- skull
-crine secrete
cry/o- cold
crypt/o- hidden
-cusis hearing
cut- skin
cyan/o- blue
cye- pregnancy
cyst/o- bladder, bag, sac
-cyte, cyt/o- cell
dacry/o- tear
dactly/o- finger, toe
dec-, deca-, deci- ten
demi- half
dent/o-, odont/o- tooth
derm/o-, dermat/o- skin
-desis surgical union or fixation
dextr/o- to the right
di-, dipl/o- twice
dia- through, between, part
dis-, dist/o- separation, away from
doch- duct
dors/o- to the back, back
duoden/o- duodenum, first part of the small intestine
-dynia pain
dys- difficult, painful, bad
e-, ec- without
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis dilation, stretching
ec-, ect/o- outside, external
-ectomy surgical removal of
electr/o- electrical
-emesis vomit
-emia blood
encephal/o- brain
end/o- within
enter/o- intestine
enur- to void
epi- upon, over, upper
episi/o- on the perineum
eso toward
-esthesia sensation, perception, feel
eup-, eu- well, easy
ex/o- outside of, beyond
fasci/o fibrous band
-ferous producing
fibr/o- fiber, fibrous, connective tissue
fore- in front of
-form having the form of, shape
-fuge driving away or expelling
galact/o- milk, glactose
gastr/o- stomach
-genetic, -genic origin, producing, causing
genit/o- reproductive organs
-genous kind or type
geo- earth
geront/o- old age, elderly
gingiv/o- gums
gloss/o- tongue
gluc/o- sweetness, sugar, glucose
glyc/o- sugar
gonad/o- genitals
-gram tracing, picture, record
-graph diagram, instrument for recording
gravid- pregnancy
gyn/o-, gynec/o- women, female, las mujeres
hem/o-, hemat/o- blood
hemi- half
hepat/o- liver
herni- rupture
heter/o- other, unlike, different
hist/o- tissue
homo-, homeo- same or like
hydr/o- water
hyper- excessive, high, over, increased, more than normal, más
hyster/o- uterus
hypn/o- sleep
hyp/o- decreased, deficient, less than normal, low, under
-ia, -iasis condition of, abnormal or pathological state
-ic pertaining to
-ac pertaining to
idio- peculiar to an individual, self originating
ile/o- ileum, last part of small intestine
infra- beneath, below
inter- between, among
irid/o- colored circle
intra- below, into, inside
-ism condition, theory, state of being
iso- equal, alike, same
-itis inflammation
kerat/o- cornea of eye
-kenesis motion
kinetic- motion
labi/o- lip
labyrinth/o- labyrinth of ear
lacrim/o- tears
lact/o- milk
lamin/o- flattened part of vertebra
lapar/o- abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o- larynx, voicebox
later/o- side
-lepsy seizure, convulsion
leuk/o- white
lingu/o- tongue
lip/o- fat, lipids
lith/o- stone, calculus
-logist one who studies
-o/logy study of, science of
lymph/o- lymph tissue
-lys, -lysis, -lyso destruction of, dissolving of
lysis- dissolution or death of cells
macr/o- large
mal- bad
malac-, -malacia softening
mamm/o- breast, mammary glands
-mania insanity, mental disorder
mast/o- breast
mastoid/o- mastoid bone
-megaly, megal/o- large, enlarged
melan/o- black
mening/o- meninges, membranes covering the brain and spinal cord
men/o- monthly, menstruation
mes/o- middle, midline
-meter measuring instrument, measure
-metry measurement
mi/o less, fewer
micr/o- small
mon/o- one, single
-mortem death
muc/o- mucus, secretion of mucous membrane
multi- many, much, large amount
my/o- muscle
myc/o- fungus
mydr/o- pupil dilation
myel/o- bone marrow, spinal cord
myring/o- eardrum
narc/o- sleep, numb, stupor
nas/o- nose
-natal birth
necr/o- death
neo- new
nephr/o- kidney
neur/o- nerve, nervous system
noct/i- night
non- no, none
ocul/o- eye
-ode form, shape, like, resembling
-oid form, shape, like, resembling
odont/o- tooth
olig/o- few, less than normal, small
-o/logist person who does, person who studies
-o/logy study of, science of
-oma tumor, swelling
onych/o- finger nails or toe nails
ungu/o- finger nails or toe nails
onc/o- mass, bulk, tumor
oophor/o- ovary, female egg cell
opthalm/o- eye
-opia vision
-opsy to view
optic- vision, eye
or/o- mouth
orchid/o- testicle, testes
-o/rrhea discharge, flow
orrphy- surgical seam, surgical repair
orth/o- normal, straight
-o/scopy diagnostic examination
-o/sis condition, state, process
oste/o- bone
os- bone
osmia smell
-ostomy surgical creation of an opening
ot/o- ear
-o/tic pertaining to a condition
-o/tomy cutting into
-ous full of, pertaining to, condition, material
ovari/o- egg, female sex gland, ovary
pan- all, complete, entire
pancreat/o- pancreas
para- beside, beyond, abnormal, lower half of the body, live birth
-paresis paralysis
pareunia sexual intercourse
-partum labor, birth
path/o-, -pathia disease, abnormal condition
ped/i- child
-penia lack of, abnormal reduction of number, deficiency
penta- five
-pepsia, -pepsis digestion
per- through, by excessive
peri- around
-pexy fixation
phag/o- eat, ingest
pharyng/o- pharynx, throat
-phasia speech
-phil, -philia, -philic affinity for, attracted to, "loves"
phleb/o- vein
-phobia fear
phon/o- sound, voice
phot/o- light
-phylaxis protection, preventative
-plasty surgical correction
-plegia paralysis
ple/o- more
pleur/o- side, rib
-pnea breathing
pneum/o- lung
pod/o- foot
-poiesis formation
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
prand/o- meal
pre- before, in front
presbi- old
primi- first
pro- in front, toward
proct/o- rectum, anus
pruritis to itch
psora- itch
pseud/o- false
psych/o- mind
-ptosis drooping down, sagging, downward displacement
ptysis- cough up
pulmon/o- lung
py/o- pus
pyel/o- renal pelvis of kidney
pylor/o- pylorus, distal sphincter of stomach
pyr/o- heat, fever
quad- 4
radi/o- x-ray, radiation
re- back, again
rect/o- rectum
ren/o- kidney
retin/o- retina
retr/o- backward, in back, behind
-rexia appetite
rhin/o- nose
-rraphy suture of, sewing up
-rrhagia sudden flow, excessive flow
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhythmia rhythm
salping/o- tube, fallopian tube
sanguin/o- blood
sarc/o- flesh
-sarcoma tumor, cancer of connective tissue
scler/o- hardening
-sclerosis dryness, hardness
-scopy examining instrument, observation
scot/o- darkness
seb/o- oil, fat
-sect cut
semi- half, part
septi- poison, rot, infection
sinus/o- sinus
sinistr/o- left
somat/o- body
somn/o- sleep
son/o- sound
-spasm involuntary contraction
spermat/o- spermatoze, male sex cell
splen/o- spleen
sphymogus pulse
staped/o- stapes, bone of middle ear
-stasis maintaining at a constant level, stoppage
sten/o- contracted, narrow
stern/o- sternum, breast bone
stomat/o- mouth
-o/stomy artificial opening
sub- less, under, below
sudor/o- sweat causing
hidr/o- sweat causing
super- above, upon, over, higher
supra- above, upon, over, higher
sym-, syn- joined, fused, together
tach/o- fast, rapid
ten/o-, tend/o-, tendin/o- tendon
tetra 4
-therapy treatment
therm/o- heat
thorac/o- thorax, chest
thromb/o- clot, thrombus
thyr/o- thyroid gland
thym/o- thymus gland
tinnitus ringing in ears
-tome instrument that cuts
tonsil/o- tonsils
-tox, -toxic poison
trach/o- trachea, windpipe
trans- across, over, beyond
tri- 3
trich/o- hair
pil/o- hair
-tripsy crushing by rubbing or grinding
-trophy nutrition, growth, development
-tussis cough
tympan/o- eardrum, tympanic membrane
ultra- beyond, excess
uni- one
ur/o- urine, urinary tract
ureter/o- ureter, tube from kidney to bladder
urethr/o- urethra, tube from bladder to outside
-uria urine
uter/o- ureter, womb
vas/o- vessel, duct
ven/a- vein
ventr/o- to the front, abdomen
vertebr/o- spine vertebrae
vesic/o- urinary bladder
viscer/o- internal organs
vit/a- necessary for life
xanth/o- yellow, amarillo
zoo- animal, los animales
ECT ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY
EMG ELECTROMYOGRAM
EEG ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM
DIFF DIFFERENTIAL
OTC OVER THE COUNTER
TURP TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF PROSTATE
STAT IMMEDIATELY
NKDA NO KNOWN DRUG ALLERGIES
TKA TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY, THROUGH KNEE AMPUTATION
SOAP SUBJECTIVE, OBJECTIVE, ASSESSMENT, PLAN
FSH FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE
SLE SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
TSH THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE
AU BID BOTH EARS TWICE A DAY
OU BID EACH EYE TWICE A DAY
US ULTRASOUND
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