Prefixes Nursing Terms

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Prefixes Nursing Terms
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Prefixes and examples of common nursing terminology
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  1. a- an-
    without, deficient, lack of, absent

    eg: a/sepsis, an/orexia
  2. ab- abs-
    from, away

    eg: ab/normal, abs/cess, ab/duct
  3. ad-
    near, toward

    eg: ad/reanl, ad/duct
  4. ambi-
    both

    eg: ambi/dextrous
  5. ante-
    before

    eg: ante/natal
  6. anti-
    against

    eg: anti/inflammatory
  7. auto-
    self

    eg: auto/nomic
  8. bi-
    two, twice

    eg: bi/valved
  9. brady-
    slow

    eg: brady/cardia
  10. circum-
    around

    eg: circum/cision
  11. contra-
    against

    eg: contra/ception, contra/indicated
  12. di-
    two

    eg: di/ataxia
  13. dia-
    through, between, across, apart

    eg: dia/rrhea
  14. dis-
    apart

    eg: dis/sect
  15. dys-
    painful, difficult, disordered

    eg: dys/memorrhea, dys/pnea
  16. ecto-
    outer, on the outside

    eg: ecto/derm, ecto/pic
  17. en-
    in, inside

    eg: en/capsulated
  18. endo-
    within, inner, on the outside

    eg: endo/metrium
  19. epi-
    above, over

    eg: epi/gastric
  20. ex-
    out

    eg: excretion
  21. hemi-
    half

    eg: hemi/plegia
  22. hydro-
    water

    eg: hydro/nephrosis
  23. hyper-
    over, above, increased, excessive

    eg: hyper/tension
  24. hypo-
    under, decreased, beneath

    eg: hypo/tension
  25. inter-
    between

    eg: inter/cellular
  26. intra-
    within

    eg: intra/muscular, intra/cellular
  27. macro-
    large, long

    eg: macro/cyte
  28. mal-
    bad, poor, disordered

    eg: mal/adjusted, mal/function
  29. mega-, megalo
    abnormally large

    eg: mega/colon, megalo/cardia
  30. meso-
    middle

    eg: meso/derm
  31. micro-
    small

    eg: micro/scope
  32. mono-
    single, one

    eg: mono/cyte
  33. neo-
    new

    eg: neo/plasm
  34. non-
    no, not

    eg: non/toxic
  35. ortho-
    straight

    eg: ortho/pedic
  36. para-
    along side of, accessory to

    eg: para/neural
  37. peri-
    around, covering

    eg: peri/carditis
  38. poly-
    much, many

    eg: poly/uria
  39. post-
    after

    eg: post/partum
  40. pre-
    before

    eg: pre/operative
  41. retro-
    behind, backwards

    eg: retro/sternal
  42. semi-
    half

    eg: semi/conscious
  43. sub-
    under

    eg: sub/sternal
  44. super-, supra-
    above, over

    eg: super/ficial, supra/pubic
  45. trans-
    across

    eg: trans/fusion
  46. uni-
    one

    eg: uni/cellular

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