Medical terminology

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Medical terminology
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  1. a-
    without
  2. ab-
    away from
  3. -ac
    pertaining to
  4. acr/o
    extremity or topmost
  5. ad-
    to, toward, or near
  6. aden/o
    gland
  7. adip/o
    fat
  8. -algia; -alges
    pain
  9. amphi-
    on both sides
  10. an-
    without
  11. ana-
    up, apart
  12. andr/o
    male
  13. angi/o
    vessel
  14. ante-
    before
  15. anti-
    against or oppoed to
  16. arthr/o
    joint
  17. astr/o
    star shaped
  18. audi/o ; audit/o
    hearing
  19. aur/o; auricul/o
    ear
  20. auto-
    self
  21. bi-
    two or both
  22. bi/o
    life
  23. brachi/o
    arm
  24. brady-
    slow
  25. bronch/o; bronchi/o
    bronchus (airway)
  26. bucc/o
    check
  27. calc/i
     calcium
  28. cardi/o
    heart
  29. carp/o
    wrist
  30. -cele
    pouching or hernia
  31. -centesis
    puncture for aspiration
  32. cephal/o
    head
  33. cerv/o; cervic/o
    neck
  34. chir/o
    hand
  35. cholangi/o
    bile duct
  36. chol/o; chole/o
    bile
  37. cholecyst/o
    gallbladder
  38. chondr/o
    cartilage
  39. curcum/o
    around
  40. cirrh/o
    yellow
  41. coagul/o
    clotting
  42. colp/o
    vagina
  43. con-
    with, together
  44. condyl-
    rounded end surface of a bone
  45. contra-
    against or opposed to
  46. cost/o
    rib
  47. crani/o
    skull
  48. crin/o
    to secrete
  49. cry/o
    to freeze
  50. cutane/o
    skin
  51. cyan/o
    blue
  52. cyst/o
    bladder or sac
  53. -cyte; cyt/o
    cell
  54. dactyl/o
    finger, toe
  55. derm/o; dermat/o
    skin
  56. di-
    two
  57. dia-
    across, through
  58. dipl/o; dipl
    two, double
  59. dors/o
    dorsal
  60. duoden/o
    duodenum
  61. -dynia
    pain
  62. dys-
    painful, difficult or faulty
  63. ec-, ecto
    out or away
  64. -ectomy
    excision or removal
  65. -edema
    collection of watery fluid in tissues
  66. -emesis
    vomiting
  67. -emia
    blood condition
  68. encephal/o
    entire brain
  69. en-, endo-
    within
  70. enter/o
    small intestine
  71. -eous
    upon,following, subsequent to
  72. epi-
    upon
  73. erythr/o
    red
  74. eu-; ex-; ex/o
    out or away
  75. extra-
    outside
  76. gastr/o
    stomach
  77. gen-; -genesis
    origin or production
  78. ger/o
    aged
  79. gingiv/o; gli/o
    glue
  80. -globin
    protien
  81. gloss/o
    tongue
  82. -gram
    record
  83. -graph
    instrument for recording
  84. -graphy
    process of recording
  85. gyn/o; gynec/o
    female
  86. hem/o; hemat/o
    blood
  87. hemi-
    half
  88. hep/o; hepat/o
    liver
  89. hydr/o
    water
  90. hyper-
    above or excessive
  91. hypn/o
    sleep
  92. hypo-
    below or deficient
  93. hyster/o
    uterus
  94. -ia
    condition of
  95. -iac; ian
    specialist
  96. immun/o
    safe
  97. infra-
    inside or below
  98. inter-
    between
  99. intra-
    within
  100. -ion
    condition
  101. -itis
    inflammation
  102. jaund/o
    yellow
  103. kyph/o
    humpbacked
  104. -lepsy
    seizure
  105. leuk/o
    white
  106. lith/o; -lith
    stone
  107. -logy
    study of
  108. macro-
    large
  109. mast/o
    breast
  110. -megaly
    enlargement
  111. meso-
    middle, mean
  112. meta-
    beyond, after, or change
  113. micro-
    small
  114. -mnesia
    memory
  115. mono-
    one
  116. myc/o
    fungus
  117. my/o
    muscle
  118. myel/o
    bone marrow or spinal cord
  119. nat/o
    birth
  120. necr/o
    dead
  121. neo-
    new
  122. nephr/o
    kidney
  123. neuro/o
    nerve
  124. -oid
    resembling
  125. -ole
    small
  126. -oma
    tumor
  127. onc/o
    tumor
  128. oo
    ovary,egg
  129. -opia
    eye, vision
  130. -osis
    abnormal condition or increase
  131. osse/o
    bone, bony
  132. oste/o
    bone
  133. ov/i; ov/o
    ovary
  134. ox/o; -oxia
    oxygen
  135. para-
    alongside of or abnormal
  136. -paresis
    weakness, loss of movement
  137. path/o; -pathy
    disease
  138. pector/o
    chest
  139. -penia
    abnormal, reduction, dificiency
  140. ped/o
    foot
  141. ogag/o; -phagia
    eat or swallow
  142. phalang/o
    bones of fingers nd toes
  143. phas/o; -phasia
    speech
  144. phleb/o
    vein
  145. -phobia
    abnormal fear or sensitivity
  146. phot/o
    light
  147. -physis
    to grow
  148. -plasty
    surgical repair or reconstruction
  149. -plegia
    paralysis
  150. -pnea
    breathing
  151. pneum/o
    air or lung
  152. poly-
    many
  153. post-
    after
  154. pre-
    before
  155. proct/o
    rectum and anus
  156. prurit/o
    itch
  157. psych/o
    mind
  158. -ptosis
    falling or downward displacement
  159. pyret/o
    fever
  160. quadri-
    four
  161. ren/o
    kidney
  162. reto-
    behind, backward
  163. rheum/o; rheumat/o
    to flow
  164. rhin/o
    nose
  165. -rrhage, -rrhagia
    to burst forth (usually blood)
  166. -rrhaphy
    suture
  167. -rrhea
    discharge
  168. -rrhexis
    rupture
  169. sarc/o
    flesh
  170. schiz/o
    split
  171. scler/o
    hard or sclera
  172. -sclerosis
    hardness
  173. scoli/o
    twisted
  174. -scope
    instrument for examiniation
  175. -scopy
    process of examination
  176. semi-
    half
  177. -septic
    decay or breaking
  178. sphygm/o
    pulse
  179. spir/o
    breathing
  180. spondyl/o
    vertebra
  181. -stasis
    stop or stand
  182. sten/o
    narrow
  183. -stenosis
    narrowed, block
  184. stern/o
    chest
  185. -stomy
    creation of an opening
  186. sub-
    below or under
  187. super/o; surper-; supra-
    above or excessive
  188. sym-
    together
  189. syn-
    together or with
  190. tachy-
    fast
  191. tens-
    pressure
  192. tetra-
    four
  193. thromb/o
    clot
  194. tom/o
     to cute
  195. -tome
    cutting instrument
  196. -tomy
    incision
  197. trans-; trans/o
    across or through
  198. tri-
    three
  199. -tripsy
    crushing
  200. -trophy
    development
  201. uni-
    one
  202. -us
    condition
  203. varic/o
    swollen, twisted vein
  204. -version
    to turn
  205. vesic/o
    bladder or sac
  206. xanth/o
    yellow
  207. ad lib.
    as desired
  208. A
    anterior; assessment
  209. a.c.
    before meals
  210. ADH
    antidiurectic hormone
  211. A-fib
     atrial fibrillation
  212. Ag
    antigen
  213. AKA
    above-knee amputation
  214. AIDS
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  215. ANS
    autonomic nervous system
  216. AP
    anteroposterior
  217. ARF
    acute renal failure
  218. Ba
    barium
  219. BBB
    blood brain barrier
  220. BCC
    basal cell carcinoma
  221. BD
    bipoloar disorder
  222. BE
    barium enema
  223. BIPAP
    bilevel positive airway pressure
  224. BM
    bowel movement
  225. BMP
    basic metabolic panel
  226. BMI
    body mass index
  227. BP
    blood pressure
  228. Br
    bromine
  229. BRAT
    diet of banana, rice ereal, applesauce, toast
  230. BT
    bleed time
  231. BTU
     british thermal units
  232. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  233. Bx
    biopsy
  234. C
    calorie
  235. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  236. C. diff
    clostridium difficile
  237. CA
    cancer
  238. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  239. CAT
    computerized axial tomography
  240. CBC
    complete blood count
  241. CF
    COMPLEMENT FIXATION
  242. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  243. CNS
    central nervous system
  244. Co2
    carbon dioxide
  245. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  246. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  247. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  248. CT
    computed tomography
  249. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  250. CVP
    central venous pressure
  251. CXR
    chest xray
  252. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  253. DOA
    dead on arrival
  254. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  255. ECG
    electrocardiogram
  256. ECU
    emergency care unit
  257. EENT
    eye, ear, nose, and throat
  258. FB
    foreign body
  259. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  260. Fx
    fracture
  261. g
    gram
  262. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  263. H & H
    hemoglobin and hematocrit
  264. H&P
    history and physical
  265. Hb,Hbg
    hemoglobin
  266. HIPAA
    health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996
  267. HIV
    HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
  268. Hx
    medical history
  269. Hz
    hertz
  270. JCAHO
    joint commision on accrediation of healthcare organizations
  271. k
    kilo-
  272. KUB
    kidney, ureters, bladder
  273. LP
    lumbar puncture
  274. mA
    millliampere
  275. MA
    mental age
  276. mA-S
    milliampere-second
  277. MHz
    megahetz
  278. o2
    oxygen
  279. OS
    left eye
  280. OU
    both eyes
  281. OD
    right eye
  282. PRN
    as needed
  283. PACS
    picture archival communications system
  284. PET
    positron emission tomography
  285. pt
    patient
  286. q
    every day
  287. q.d.
    every day daily
  288. q.i.d.
    four times a day
  289. q.o.d.
    every other day
  290. q2h
    every 2 hours
  291. qh
    every hour
  292. Rx
    perscription
  293. SOB
    shortness of breath
  294. t.i.d.
    three times a day
  295. UA
    urinalysis
  296. VCUG
    voiding cystourethrogram
  297. W
    watt

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