Medical Terminology Common Prefixes 1

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Medical Terminology Common Prefixes 1
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  1. a-
    • without, away from
    • (aphasia-without speech)
  2. ab-
    • away from
    • (abduction--away from the midline)
  3. ad-
    • towards
    • (adduction--toward the midline)
  4. ambi-
    • both; both sides
    • (ambidextrous--able to use both hands well)
  5. an-
    • without
    • (anoxia--without oxygen)
  6. ante-
    • before; in front of
    • (antepartum--before birth)
  7. antero-
    • before; in front of
    • (anterior--the front side)
  8. anti-
    • against
    • (antibiotic--against life)
  9. auto-
    • self
    • (autograft--a graft from one's own body)
  10. brady-
    • slow
    • (bradycardia--slow heart beat)
  11. circum-
    • around
    • (circumoral--around the mouth)
  12. con-
    • with, together
    • (congenital--with birth)
  13. contra-
    • against
    • (contraindicated--against what is indicated)
  14. de-
    • down
    • (descend)
  15. dextro-
    • to the right of
    • (dextrocardia--heart shifted to the right)
  16. dia-
    • through, across
    • (diagnosis--knowledge through testing)
  17. dorso-
    • back
    • (dorsal-- the back side)
  18. dys-
    • painful, difficult
    • (dyspnea--painful breathing)
  19. ec-
    • out, out from
    • (ectopic--outside of normal location)
  20. endo-
    • within, inner
    • (endoscope)
  21. epi-
    • upon, over
    • (epigastric--up/over stomach)
  22. eu-
    • normal, good
    • (eupnea--normal breathing)

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