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  1. pre-
    before
  2. prenatal
    pertaining to the period before birth
  3. peri-
    around
  4. perinatal
    pertaining to the period around birth
  5. post-
    after
  6. postnatal
    pertaining to the pertiod after the birth
  7. epi-
    above, upon
  8. epigastric
    pertaining to above the stomach
  9. hypo
    under, below, deficient
  10. hypodermic
    pertaining to under the skin
  11. infra-
    under, below
  12. infracostal
    below the ribs
  13. sub-
    under, below
  14. subnasal
    under the nose
  15. inter-
    between
  16. intercostal
    between the ribs
  17. post-
    after
  18. pro-
    before, in front of
  19. prognosis
    knowing before
  20. retro-
    backward, behind
  21. retroversion
    • turning backwards
    • retroversion refers to tipping backward of an organ (such as the uterus) from its normal position.
  22. bi-
    two
  23. bilateral
    pertaining to two sides
  24. dipl-
    double
  25. diplopia
    • double vision
    • -opia: vision
  26. diplo-
    double
  27. diplobacterial
    bacteria linked together in pairs
  28. hemi-
    one half
  29. hemiplegia
    paralysis of one half of the body
  30. hyper-
    excessive, above normal
  31. hypercalcemia
    • excessive calcuim in the blood
    • calc: calcium
    • -emia: blood condition
  32. macro-
    large
  33. macrocyte
    large cell
  34. micro-
    small
  35. microcope
    instrument for examining small objects
  36. mono-
    one
  37. monotherapy
    one treatment
  38. uni-
    one
  39. uninuclear
    • pertaining to one nucleus
    • nucle: nucleus
  40. multi-
    many
  41. multigravida
    • woman who has been pregnant more than once
    • -gravida: pregnant women
  42. poly-
    many
  43. polyphobia
    fear of many things
  44. primi-
    first
  45. primigravida
    woman during her first pregnancy
  46. quadri-
    four
  47. quadriplegia
    paralysis of four limbs
  48. tri-
    three
  49. triceps
    • three heads
    • -ceps: head
  50. ab-
    from, away from
  51. abduction
    • movement of limb away from the body
    • -duction: act of leading, bringing, conducting
  52. ad-
    toward
  53. adduction
    movement of limb toward the body
  54. circum-
    around
  55. circumrenal
    pertaining to around the kidneys
  56. peri-
    around
  57. periodontal
    • pertaining to around a tooth
    • odont: teeth
  58. dia-
    through, across
  59. diarrhea
    flow through
  60. trans-
    through, across
  61. transvaginal
    pertaining to across or through the vagina
  62. ecto-
    outside, outward
  63. ectogenous
    forming outside the body or structure
  64. exo-
    outside, outward
  65. exotropia
    • turning outward (one or both eyes)
    • -tropia: turning
  66. extra-
    outside , outward
  67. exracranial
    outside the skull
  68. endo-
    in, within
  69. endocrine
    • secrete within
    • -crine: secrete
  70. intra-
    in, within
  71. intramuscular
    within the muscle
  72. para-
    near, beside, beyond
  73. paranasal
    beside the nose
  74. super-
    upper, above
  75. superior
    pertaining to the upper part of a struture
  76. supra-
    above, excessive, superior
  77. suprarenal
    pertaining to above the kidney
  78. ultra-
    excess, beyond
  79. ultrasonic
    • pertaining to sound beyond (that which can be heard by the human ear)
    • son: sound
  80. a-
    without, not
  81. amastia
    • without a breast
    • mat: breast
  82. an-
    without, not
  83. anesthesia
    without feeling
  84. anti-
    against
  85. antibacterial
    againgst bacteria
  86. contra-
    against
  87. contraception
    against conception or impregnation
  88. brady-
    slow
  89. bradycardia
    slow heart rate
  90. dys-
    bad, painful, difficult
  91. dystocia
    difficult childbirth
  92. eu-
    good, normal
  93. eupenia
    normal breathing
  94. hetero-
    different
  95. heterograft
    • different trasplant (also called xenograft, trasplant tissue from another species)
    • -graft: transplantation
  96. homo-
    same
  97. homograft
    same transplant (also called an allograft, transplant for same species.)
  98. homeo-
    same
  99. homeoplasia
    formation of new tissue similar to that already existing in part
  100. mal-
    bad
  101. malnutrition
    bad nutrition
  102. pan-
    all
  103. panarthritis
    inflammation of all or many joints
  104. pseudo-
    false
  105. pseudocyesis
    • false pregnancy
    • -cyesis: pregnancy
  106. syn-
    • union, together, joined
    • ( syn- appeas as sym- before b, p, ph, or m)
  107. syndactylism
    condition of joined fingers or toes
  108. tachy-
    rapid
  109. tachypnea
    rapid breathing
  110. tachycardia
    rapid heart rate

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