Med Terms Ch 6-9

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Med Terms Ch 6-9
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Medical prefixes and suffixes
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  1. blast/o
    germ or bud
  2. chrom/o, chromat/o
    color
  3. chyl/o
    juice
  4. cyt/o
    cell
  5. immun/o
    safe
  6. lymph/o
    clear fluid (lymph*)
  7. morph/o
    form
  8. myel/o
    bone marrow or spine
  9. plas/o
    formation
  10. reticul/o
    a net
  11. splen/o
    spleen
  12. thromb/o
    clot
  13. thym/o
    thymus gland
  14. alveol/o
    alveolus (air sac)
  15. bronch/o, bronchi/o
    bronchus (airway)
  16. bronchiol/o
    bronchiole (little airway)
  17. capn/o, carb/o
    carbon dioxide
  18. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  19. lob/o
    lobe (a portion)
  20. nas/o, rhin/o
    nose
  21. or/o
    mouth
  22. ox/o
    oxygen
  23. palat/o
    palate
  24. pharyng/o
    pharynx (throat)
  25. phren/o
    diaphragm (also mind)
  26. pleur/o
    pleura (lining of lungs)
  27. pneum/o, pneumon/o
    air or lung
  28. pulmon/o
    lung
  29. sinus/o
    sinus (cavity)
  30. spir/o, -pnea (suffix)
    breathing
  31. thorac/o, pector/o, steth/o
    chest
  32. tonsill/o
    tonsil
  33. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  34. uvul/o
    uvula
  35. cerebr/o
    cerebrum (largest part of brain)
  36. cerebell/o
    cerebellum (little brain)
  37. crani/o
    skull
  38. encephal/o
    entire brain
  39. esthesi/o
    sensation
  40. gangli/o
    ganglion (knot)
  41. gli/o
    glue
  42. gnos/o
    knowing
  43. kinesi/o
    movement
  44. lex/o
    word or phrase
  45. mening/o, meningi/o
    meninges (membrane)
  46. narc/o
    stupor or sleep
  47. neur/o
    nerve
  48. phas/o
    speech
  49. phor/o
    carry or bear
  50. phren/o, psych/o, thym/o
    mind
  51. schiz/o
    split
  52. somat/o
    body
  53. somn/o, somn/i, hypn/o
    sleep
  54. spin/o
    spine (thorn)
  55. spondyl/o, vertebr/o
    vertebra
  56. stere/o
    three dimensional or solid
  57. tax/o
    order or coordination
  58. thalam/o
    thalamus (a room)
  59. ton/o
    tone or tension
  60. top/o
    place
  61. ventricul/o
    ventricle (belly or pouch)
  62. cata- (prefix)
    down
  63. -asthenia
    weakness
  64. -lepsy
    seizure
  65. -mania
    condition of abnormal impulse toward
  66. -paresis
    slight paralysis
  67. -plegia
    paralysis
  68. aden/o
    gland
  69. adren/o, adrenal/o
    adrenal gland
  70. andr/o
    male
  71. crin/o
    to secrete
  72. dips/o
    thirst
  73. gluc/o, glucos/o, glyc/o
    glucose (sugar)
  74. hormon/o
    hormone (an urging on)
  75. ket/o, keton/o
    ketone bodies
  76. pancreat/o
    pancreas
  77. thyr/o, thyroid/o
    thyroid gland (shield)

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