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  1. communicat/o-
    impart; transmit
  2. -ion
    action; condition
  3. medic/o-
    physician; medicine
  4. -al
    pertaining to
  5. etmy/o-
    word origin
  6. -logy
    the study of
  7. -ac
    pertaining to
  8. -al
    pertaining to
  9. -ar
    pertaining to
  10. -ary
    pertaining to
  11. -ic
    pertaining to
  12. -ine
    pertaining to
  13. -ive
    pertaining to
  14. -ous
    pertaining to
  15. -ation
    a process; being or having
  16. -ion
    action; condition
  17. -lysis
    process of breaking down or destroying
  18. -ia
    condition; state; thing
  19. -ism
    process; disease from a specific cause
  20. -itis
    inflammation of; infection of
  21. -megaly
    enlargement
  22. -oma
    tumor; mass
  23. -osis
    condition; abnormal condition; process
  24. -pathy
    disease; suffering
  25. -ectomy
    surgical excision
  26. -gram
    a record or picture
  27. -graphy
    process of recording
  28. -metry
    process of measuring
  29. -scope
    instrument used to examine
  30. -scopy
    process of using an instrument to examine
  31. -stomy
    surgically created opening
  32. -therapy
    treatment
  33. -tomy
    process of cutting or making an incision
  34. -iatry
    medical treatment
  35. -ist
    one who specializes in
  36. endo-
    innermost; within
  37. epi-
    upon; above
  38. inter-
    between
  39. intra-
    within
  40. peri-
    around
  41. post-
    after; behind
  42. pre-
    before; infront of
  43. sub-
    below; inderneath; less than
  44. trans-
    across; through
  45. bi-
    two
  46. brady-
    slow
  47. hemi-
    one half
  48. hyper-
    above; more than normal
  49. hypo-
    below; deficient
  50. mono-
    one; single
  51. poly-
    many; much
  52. quadri-
    four
  53. tachy-
    fast
  54. tri-
    three
  55. a-
    away from; without
  56. an-
    without; not
  57. anti-
    against
  58. de-
    reversal of; without
  59. dys-
    painful; difficult; abnormal
  60. eu-
    normal; good
  61. mal-
    bad; inadequate
  62. re-
    again and again
  63. abdomin/o-
    abdomen
  64. append/o-
    appendix
  65. arteri/o-
    artery
  66. arthr/o-
    joing
  67. bi/o-
    living organisms
  68. card/i-
    heart
  69. cardi/o-
    heart
  70. cholecyst/o-
    gallbladder
  71. col/o-
    colon
  72. colon/o-
    colon
  73. cost/o-
    rib
  74. cutane/o-
    skin
  75. derm/o-
    skin
  76. digest/o-
    break down food; digest
  77. enter/o-
    intestine
  78. esthes/o-
    sensation; feeling
  79. gastr/o-
    stomach
  80. gemin/o-
    set or group
  81. hem/o-
    blood
  82. hepat/o-
    liver
  83. hyster/o-
    uterus (womb)
  84. intestin/o-
    intestine
  85. lapar/o-
    abdomen
  86. laryng/o-
    larynx (voice box)
  87. later/o-
    side
  88. mamm/o-
    breast
  89. menstru/o-
    monthy discharge of blood
  90. ment/o-
    mind
  91. muscul/o-
    muscle
  92. nas/o-
    nose
  93. neur/o-
    nerve
  94. nucle/o-
    nucleus
  95. nutri/o-
    nourishment
  96. pelv/o-
    pelvis
  97. phang/o-
    eating; swallowing
  98. pleg/o-
    paralysis
  99. pneumon/o-
    lung; air
  100. psych/o-
    mind
  101. sperm/o-
    sperm
  102. spir/o-
    breath
  103. tens/o-
    pressure
  104. therap/o-
    therapy
  105. thyroid/o-
    thyroid gland
  106. tonsill/o-
    tonsil
  107. trache/o-
    trachea
  108. urin/o-
    urine; urinary system
  109. uter/o-
    uterus (womb)
  110. vagin/o-
    vagina
  111. ven/o-
    vein
  112. CC
    chirf complaint
  113. CPR
    computerized patient record
  114. DS
    discharge summary
  115. Dx
    diagnosis
  116. EHR
    electronic health record
  117. EMR
    electronic medical record
  118. EPR
    electronic patient record
  119. FH
    family history
  120. H & P
    history and physical (exmination)
  121. HIPAA
    Health Insurance Portable and Accounity Act
  122. HPI
    history of present illness
  123. PE
    physical examination
  124. PMH
    past medical history
  125. ROS
    review of systems
  126. SH
    social history
  127. anatomical
    • ana- apart from; excessive
    • tom/o- cut; slice; layer
    • -ical pertaining to
  128. coronal
    • coron/o- structure that encircles like a crown
    • -al pretaining to
  129. frontal
    • front/o- front
    • -al pertaining to
  130. anterior
    • anter/o- before; front part
    • -ior pertaining to
  131. ventral
    • ventr/o- front; abdomen
    • -al pertaining to
  132. posterior
    • poster/o- back part
    • -ior pertaining to
  133. dorsal
    • dors/o- back; dorsum
    • -al pertaining to
  134. anteroposterior
    • anter/o- before; front part
    • poster/o- back part
    • -ior pertaining to
  135. posteroanterior
    • poster/o- back part
    • anter/o- before; front part
    • -ior pertaining to
  136. sagittal
    • sagitt/o- going from front to back
    • -al pertaining to
  137. medial
    • medi/o- middle
    • -al pertaining to
  138. lateral
    • later/o- side
    • -al pertaining to
  139. transverse
    • trans- across; through
    • -verse to travel; to turn
  140. superior
    • super/o- above
    • -ior pertaining to
  141. inferior
    • infer/o- below
    • -ior pertaining to
  142. cephalad
    • cephal/o- head
    • -ad toward; in the direction of
  143. caudad
    • caud/o- tail (tail bone)
    • -ad toward; in the direction of
  144. distal
    • dist/o- away from the center or point of origin
    • -al pertainting to
  145. proximal
    • proxim/o- near the center or point of origin
    • -al pertaining to
  146. external
    • extern/o- outside
    • -al pertaining to
  147. internal
    • intern/o- inside
    • -al pertaining to
  148. cavity
    • cav/o- hollow space
    • -ity state; condition
  149. cranial
    • crani/o- cranium (skull)
    • -al pertaining to
  150. spinal
    • spin/o- spine; backbone
    • -al pertaining to
  151. thoracic
    • thorac/o- thorax (chest)
    • -ic pertaining to
  152. abdominal
    • abdomin/o- abdomen
    • -al pertaining to
  153. pelvic
    • pelv/o- pelvis (hip bone; renal pelvis)
    • -ic pertaining to
  154. abdominopelvic
    • abdomin/o- abdomen
    • pelv/o- pelvis (hip bone; renal pelvis)
    • -ic pertaining to
  155. viscera
    • viscer/o- large internal organs
    • -al pertaining to
  156. hypochondriac
    • hypo- below; deficient
    • chondr/o- cartilage
    • -iac pertaining to
  157. epigastric
    • epi- upon; above
    • gastr/o- stomach
    • -ic pertaining to
  158. lumbar
    • lumb/o- lower back; area between the ribs and pelvis
    • -ar pertaining to
  159. umbilical
    • umbilic/o- umbilicus; navel
    • -al pertaining to
  160. inguinal
    • inguin/o- groin
    • -al pertaining to
  161. iliac
    • ili/o- ilium (hip bone)
    • -ac pertaining to
  162. hypogastric
    • hypo- below; deficient
    • gastr/o- stomach
    • -ic pertaining to
  163. anatomy
    • ana- apart from; excessive
    • -tomy process of cutting or making an incision
  164. physiology
    • physi/o- physical function
    • -logy the study of
  165. mircoscopic
    • micro/o- one millionth; small
    • scop/o- examine with an instrument
    • -ic pertaining to
  166. micoscope
    • micro/o- one millionth; small
    • -scope instrument used to examine
  167. macroscopic
    • macr/o- large
    • scop/o- examine with an instrument
    • -ic pertaining to
  168. medical
    • medic/o- physician; medicine
    • -al pertaining to
  169. gastroenterology
    • gastr/o- stomach
    • enter/o- intestine
    • -logy the study of
  170. gastrointestinal
    • gastr/o- stomach
    • intestin/o- intestine
    • -al pertaining to
  171. pulmonology
    • pulmon/o- lung
    • -logy the study of
  172. respiratory
    • re- again and again; backward; unable to
    • spir/o- breath
    • -atory pertaining to

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