Medical Word Building-Prefixes (A)

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Medical Word Building-Prefixes (A)
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2013-11-01 09:49:57
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Medical Prefixes A
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  1. Prefix: a-/an-
    Meaning: not/without

    • Example: amenorrhea/anechoic
    •         Tip: a- before a consonant, an-before a vowel
  2. Prefix: ab-
    Meaning: away from

    Example:abduct
  3. Prefix: ad-
    Meaning: toward

    Example: adduct
  4. Prefix: ante-/pre-/pro-
    Meaning: before

    Example: antenatal/preoperative
  5. Prefix: anti-/contra-
    Meaning: against

    Example: antibiotic/contralateral

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