Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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2012-09-15 14:36:17
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Medical Terminology Systems 6th Edition Prefixes
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  1. pre-
    before

    • pre    +    operative  (ie x-rays, lab work, EKG, etc)
    • (before)  (surgical intervention)
  2. peri-
    around

    • peri    +    operative (ie:  either before, after, or during)
    • (around)   (surgical intervention)
  3. post-
    after

    • post   +   operative
    • (after)     (surgical intervention)
  4. epi-
    above, upon

    • epi    +   gastr     +       ic
    •              (stomach)       (pertaining to)
  5. hypo-
    under, below, deficient

    • hypo    +     derm      +      ic  
    •                    (skin)             (pertaining to)
    • - hypodermic injections are given under the skin
  6. infra-
    under, below

    • infra   +   cost  +   al  -    below the ribs
    •                 (ribs)    (pertaining to)  
  7. sub-
    under, below

    • sub   +   nas   +    al
    •              (nose)     (pertaining to)
  8. inter-
    between

    • inter + cost  +  al 
    •            (ribs)    (pertaining to)
  9. pro-
    before, in front of

    • pro  +  gnosis -       knowing before
    •             (knowing)
    • - the prediction of the course and end of a disease and
    •    the estimated chance of recovery
  10. retro-
    backward, behind

    • retro  +  version  -  turning backwards
    •               (turning)

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