Medical Terminology - Common Prefixes

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Medical Terminology - Common Prefixes
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Medical Terminology - Common Prefixes
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  1. a-, an- (ex. anesthesia)
    without
  2. ante- (ex. anterior)
    before
  3. anti- (ex. antibiotic)
    inhibit, oppose
  4. bio- (ex. biology)
    living organisms
  5. brady- (ex. bradycardia)
    slow
  6. con- (ex. conception)
    together
  7. contra- (ex. contradiction)
    against
  8. dia- (ex. diagnosis)
    complete
  9. dys- (ex. dyslipidemia)
    abnormal, difficult
  10. en- (ex. enteral)
    in
  11. ex- (ex. external)
    out
  12. hyper- (ex. hyperglycemia)
    too much
  13. hypo- (ex. hypoglycemia)
    too little
  14. inter- (ex. interstitial)
    between, among
  15. intra- (ex. intradermal)
    within
  16. macro- (ex. macronutrients)
    large
  17. mal- (ex. malabsorption)
    abnormal
  18. micro- (ex. miscroscope)
    small
  19. neo- (ex. neonatal)
    new
  20. para- (ex. parasite)
    around
  21. poly- (ex. polydipsia)
    many, much
  22. post- (ex. postmenopausal)
    after behind
  23. pre- (ex. prenatal)
    before, in front
  24. sub- (ex. sublingual)
    below, underlying
  25. tachy- (ex. tachycardia)
    fast

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