Med Terms Ch 1-2

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Med Terms Ch 1-2
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  1. lip/o, adip/o
    fat
  2. -emia
    blood condition
  3. hyper-
    excessive
  4. angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
    vessel
  5. cardi/o
    heart
  6. enter/o
    small intestine
  7. esophag/o
    esophagus
  8. gastr/o
    stomach
  9. hem/o, hemat/o
    blood
  10. hepat/o
    liver
  11. oste/o
    bone
  12. ur/o, urin/o
    urine
  13. -al, -eal
    pertaining to
  14. -ectasis
    expansion or dilation
  15. -ectomy
    excision (surgical removal)
  16. -ia
    condition of
  17. -itis
    inflammation
  18. -logy
    study of
  19. -megaly
    enlargement
  20. -stomy
    creation of an opening
  21. -tomy
    incision
  22. oligo-
    few or deficient
  23. para-
    alongside of, abnormal
  24. peri-
    around
  25. -dynia
    pain
  26. -ium
    structure or tissure
  27. -rrhaphy
    suture
  28. -rrhexis
    rupture
  29. endo-
    within
  30. epi-
    upon
  31. sub-
    below or under
  32. a-, an-
    without
  33. anti-, contra- 
    against or opposed to
  34. de-
    from, down or not
  35. ab-
    away from
  36. ad-
    to, toward or near
  37. circum-
    around
  38. dia-, trans-
    across or through
  39. e-, ec-, ex-
    out or away
  40. ecto-, exo-, extra-
    outside
  41. en-, endo-, intra-
    within
  42. inter-
    between
  43. meso-
    middle
  44. meta-
    beyond, after, or change
  45. retro-
    backward or behind
  46. sub-, infra-
    below or under
  47. bi-
    two or both
  48. hemi-, semi-
    half
  49. hyper-
    above or excessive
  50. hypo-
    below or deficient
  51. macro-
    large or long
  52. micro-
    small
  53. mono-, uni-
    one
  54. pan-
    all
  55. poly-, multi-
    many
  56. quadri-
    four
  57. super-, supra-
    above or excessive
  58. tri-
    three
  59. ultra-
    beyond or excessive
  60. ante-, pre-, pro-
    before
  61. brady-
    slow
  62. tachy-
    fast
  63. post-
    after or behind
  64. re-
    again or back
  65. con-, syn-, sym-
    together or with
  66. dys- 
    painful, difficult, or faulty
  67. eu-
    good or normal
  68. neo-
    new
  69. -algia, -dynia
    pain
  70. -genesis
    origin or production
  71. -lysis
    breaking down or dissolution
  72. -oid
    resembling
  73. -penia
    abnormal reduction
  74. -rrhea
    discharge
  75. -spasm
    involuntary contraction
  76. -cele
    pouching or hernia
  77. -ectasis
    expansion or dilation
  78. -iasis
    formation or presence of
  79. -malacia
    softening
  80. -oma
    tumor
  81. -osis
    condition or increase
  82. -phil, -philia
    attraction for
  83. -ptosis
    falling or downward displacement
  84. -rrhage, -rrhagia
    to burst forth (usually blood)
  85. -centesis
    puncture for aspiration
  86. -desis
    binding
  87. -pexy
    suspension or fixation
  88. -plasty
    surgical repair or reconstruction
  89. -gram
    record
  90. -graph
    instrument for recording
  91. -graphy
    process of recording
  92. -iatrics, -iatry
    treatment
  93. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  94. -metry
    process of measuring
  95. -poiesis
    formation
  96. -scope
    instrument for examination
  97. -stasis
    stop or stand
  98. cyan/o
    blue
  99. erythr/o
    red
  100. leuk/o
    white
  101. melan/o
    black
  102. aer/o
    air or gas
  103. hydr/o
    water
  104. py/o
    pus
  105. abdomin/o, lapar/o
    abdomen
  106. acr/o
    extremity or topmost
  107. arthr/o
    joint
  108. cephal/o
    head
  109. col/o, colon/o 
    colon
  110. derm/o, dermat/o, cutane/o
    skin
  111. hist/o
    tissue
  112. my/o, muscul/o
    muscle
  113. nas/o, rhin/o
    nose
  114. nephr/o, ren/o
    kidney
  115. neur/o
    nerve
  116. carcin/o
    cancer
  117. fibr/o
    fiber
  118. gynec/o
    woman
  119. lith/o
    stone
  120. morph/o
    form
  121. necr/o
    death
  122. onc/o
    tumor or mass
  123. orth/o
    straigh, normal or correct
  124. path/o
    disease
  125. ped/o
    child or foot
  126. phag/o
    eat or swallow
  127. phas/o
    speech
  128. phob/o
    exxagerated fear or sensitivity
  129. plas/o
    formation
  130. scler/o
    hard
  131. son/o
    sound
  132. sten/o
    narrow
  133. therm/o
    heat
  134. tox/o, toxic/o
    poison
  135. troph/o
    nourishment or development

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