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  1. - cele
    • hernia
    • tumor
    • swelling
  2. kil/o
    thousand
  3. bi (o)
    life
  4. - oid
    resemble
  5. ecto -
    • out
    • outside
    • outer
  6. dipl -
    double
  7. centr/i
    center
  8. - pnea
    breathing
  9. bi -
    • two
    • double
  10. - dynia
    pain
  11. a -
    • no
    • not
    • without
    • lacking
    • apart
  12. in -
    • in
    • into
    • not
  13. ep-
    • upon
    • over
    • above
  14. post
    • after
    • behind
  15. carring impulses away from the center
    efferent
  16. ec-
    • out
    • outside
    • outer
  17. peri -
    around
  18. ante -
    before
  19. cata
    down
  20. dia
    through
  21. -rrhagia
    bursting forth
  22. -ive
    • nature of
    • quality of
  23. -osis
    condition of
  24. tetra-
    four
  25. end-
    • within
    • inner
  26. -ectasis
    • dilation
    • dilatation
    • distention
  27. dys-
    • bad
    • difficult
    • painful
  28. -ectomy
    excision
  29. -plasm
    • a thing formed
    • plasma
  30. -rrhea
    • flow
    • discharge
  31. quadri-
    four
  32. -staxia
    • dripping
    • trickeling
  33. dis-
    • apart
    • free from
    • seperate
  34. epi-
    • upon
    • over
    • above
  35. pro-
    • before
    • in front of
  36. -phraxis
    to obstruct
  37. -plasia
    • formation
    • produce
  38. -physis
    growth
  39. -genic
    • formation
    • produce
  40. -gen
    • formation
    • produce
  41. -opsy
    to view
  42. oligo-
    • scant
    • little
  43. endo-
    • within
    • inner
  44. inter-
    between
  45. sym-
    together
  46. exo-
    • out
    • away from
  47. dif-
    • apart
    • free from
    • seperate
  48. infra-
    below
  49. -poiesis
    formation
  50. -trophy
    • nurishment
    • development
  51. -desis
    binding
  52. milli-
    one thousandth
  53. ana-
    up
  54. -rrhexis
    rupture
  55. ambi-
    both
  56. per-
    through
  57. extra-
    • outside
    • beyond
  58. ex-
    • out
    • away from
  59. para-
    • beside
    • along side
    • abnormal
  60. meta-
    • beyond
    • over
    • between
    • change
  61. -ptosis
    • prolapse
    • drooping
  62. super-
    • above
    • beyond
  63. -ate
    • use
    • action
  64. -genesis
    • formation
    • produce
  65. -stasis
    • control
    • stopping
  66. -ptysis
    spitting
  67. de-
    • down
    • away from
  68. dia-
    • through
    • between
  69. syn-
    together
  70. -tomy
    incision
  71. sept
    putrefaction
  72. quint
    five
  73. semi-
    half
  74. hyper-
    • above
    • beyond
    • excessive
  75. -tome
    instrument to cut
  76. abate
    • to lesson
    • decrease
    • or cease
  77. intra-
    within
  78. nom
    law
  79. format
    a shaping
  80. contra-
    against
  81. circum-
    around
  82. uni-
    one
  83. -scopy
    • to view
    • examine
  84. -lysis
    • destruction
    • to seperate
  85. -rrhage
    bursting forth
  86. -gram
    • weight
    • mark
    • record
  87. ab-
    away from
  88. ad-
    • toward
    • near to
  89. pan-
    all
  90. centi-
    hundred
  91. brachy-
    short
  92. supra-
    • above
    • beyond
  93. an-
    • no
    • not
    • without
    • lacking
    • apart
  94. mal
    bad
  95. -philia
    attraction
  96. -phasia
    to speak
  97. -algia
    pain
  98. -gnois
    knowledge
  99. -fuge
    to flee
  100. retro-
    backwards
  101. -pathy
    disease
  102. -lymph
    • serum
    • clear fluid
  103. FACP
    Fellowship of the American College of Physicians
  104. pseudo-
    false
  105. nullie
    none
  106. abscess
    collection of pus
  107. FACS
    Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons
  108. abbr.

    Bx
    biopsy
  109. norm
    rule
  110. pyret
    fever
  111. -phagia
    to eat
  112. apathy
    lacking emotions of feelings
  113. tuss
    cough
  114. -itis
    inflammtion
  115. prophylact
    guarding
  116. hydro-
    water
  117. hemi-
    half
  118. -oma
    tumor
  119. using your own feelings to understand others emotions and behaviors of others
    empathy
  120. -pexy
    surgical fixation
  121. -plegia
    • stroke
    • paralysis
  122. abbr.

    ax
    axillary
  123. febrile
    fever
  124. abbr.

    ac
    acute
  125. -megaly
    • enlargment
    • large
  126. -emesis
    vomiting
  127. ABMS
    American Board of Medical Specialties
  128. -therapy
    treatment
  129. necr/o
    death
  130. carring impulses toward a center
    afferent
  131. liter
    liter
  132. DRGS
    diagnosis related groups
  133. -spasm
    • tension
    • spasm
  134. tri-
    three
  135. pre-
    • before
    • in front
  136. hemeo-
    • same
    • similar
  137. auto
    self
  138. maxim
    greatest
  139. malign
    bad kind
  140. poly-
    • many
    • much
    • excessive
  141. illness
    a state of being sick
  142. minim
    least
  143. eu-
    • good
    • normal
  144. -cyte
    cell
  145. adhes
    stuck to
  146. -rrhaphy
    suture
  147. -centesis
    surgical puncture
  148. -malacia
    softening
  149. mega-
    • large
    • great
  150. multi-
    • many
    • much
  151. -clave
     a key
  152. sub
    • below
    • under
  153. brady-
    slow
  154. chronic
    • a long time
    • showing little change in symptoms or course
  155. ambulatory
    • able to walk
    • not bedridden
  156. sepsis
    decay
  157. -ist
    • one who specializes
    • agent
  158. -phobia
    fear
  159. infect
    infection
  160. -logy
    study of
  161. -stomy
    new opening
  162. axill
    armpit
  163. malaise
    • a bad feeling
    • a cond. of discomfort
  164. -uria
    urine
  165. dem
    people
  166. -y
    • process
    • condtion
    • pertaining to
  167. acute
    • sudden, sever, shart
    • a short course
  168. mcg
    microgram
  169. pallor
    • paleness
    • a lack of color
  170. onc/o
    tumor
  171. -trispy
    crushing
  172. hetero-
    differant
  173. -lith
    stone
  174. deca-
    ten
  175. anti-
    against
  176. -plasty
    surgical repair
  177. peri-
    around
  178. hypo-
    • below
    • under
    • deficient
  179. di-
    • two
    • double
  180. substance given to counteract poisons and other effects
    antidote
  181. -scope
    instrument
  182. -graph
    • to write
    • record
  183. meso-
    middle
  184. -blast
    • germ cell
    • immature cell
  185. cac-
    bad
  186. -meter
    • instrument to measure
    • measure
  187. primi-
    first
  188. pyr/o
    • heat
    • fire
  189. -penia
    • lack of
    • deficiency
  190. -ic
    • pertianing to
    • chemical
  191. abnormal
    pertaining to away from the normal or rule
  192. the process of being stuck together
    adhsion
  193. antipyretic
    pertaining to the agent that works against fever
  194. asepsis
    without decay; sterile, free from all living microorgainisms
  195. autoclave
    an apparatus used to sterilize articles by steam under pressure
  196. the condition of being selfgoverned; to function independently
    autonomy
  197. surgical removal of a small piece of tissue for microscoic examinaton
    biopsy
  198. cachexia
    a cond of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting
  199. centigrade
    having 100 steps or degrees
  200. centrifuge
    a device used in labs to separate solids from liquids
  201. determination of the cause and nature of a disease
    diagnosis
  202. to carry through sweat glands; profuse sweating
    diaphoresis
  203. lack of ease; an abnormal cond of the body that presents a series of symptoms that sets it apart from normal or other abnormal body states
    disease
  204. pertaining to among the people; the rapid, widespread occurance of an infection disease
    epidemic
  205. pert. to objects lg enough to be examined by the naked eye
    macroscopic
  206. the process of cutting out, surgical removal
    excision
  207. heterogeneous
    pertaining to a differant formation
  208. incision
    the process of cutting into
  209. the study of the cause (s) of a disease
    etiology
  210. the process of being badly shaped, deformed
    malformation
  211. a bad wandering; pert. to the spreading process of cancer from one area of the body to another area
    malignant
  212. sm. living organisms that are not visible to the naked eye
    microorganism
  213. multiform
    occurring or having many shapes
  214. necrosis
    cond of death of tissue
  215. neopathy
    new diease
  216. palmar
    pert. to the palm of the hand
  217. paracentesis
    surgical puncture of a body cavity for fluid removal
  218. cond of foreknowledge; the prediction of the cause of a diesase and the recovery rate
    prognosis
  219. pyrogenic
    pert to the production of heat; a fever
  220. radiology
    study of radioactive substances
  221. relationship of understanding between two individuals, especially between the patient and the physician
    rapport
  222. topography
    recording of special place of the body
  223. beside, abnormal, alongside
    para
  224. chem/o
    chemical
  225. gene
    formation, produce
  226. macro
    large
  227. organ
    organ
  228. radi/o
    ray
  229. scop
    to examine
  230. eti/o
    cause
  231. top/o
    place
  232. cis
    to cut
  233. palm
    palm
  234. -age
    related to
  235. -ary
    pertaining to
  236. -drome
    a course
  237. -form
    shape
  238. -grade
    a step
  239. -graphy
    record
  240. -hexia
    condition
  241. -ion
    process
  242. -ism
    condition of
  243. -ive
    • nature of
    • quality of
  244. -ous
    pertaining to
  245. -phoresis
    to carry
  246. -ar
    pertaining to
  247. AB
    abnormal
  248. FP
    family practice

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