Sur 116 week 1-Prefixes

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  1. a-
    without, away from

    ex. aphasia (without speech)
  2. an-
    without

    ex. anoxia (without oxygen)
  3. ambi-
    both

    ex. ambidextrous (both hands)
  4. ante-
    before

    ex. antepartum (before birth)
  5. anti-
    against

    ex. antibiotic (against life)
  6. auto-
    self

    ex. autograft (a graft from one's own body)
  7. brady-
    slow

    ex. bradycardia (slow heartbeat)
  8. con-
    together

    ex. conjoined (joined together)
  9. contra-
    against

    ex. contraceptive (against conception)
  10. dys-
    painful, difficult

    ex. dyspnea (painful breathing)
  11. endo-
    within

    ex. endoscope (instrument used to view withing)
  12. epi-
    upon or over

    ex. epigastric (upon or over the stomach)
  13. eu-
    normal, good

    ex. eupnea (normal breathing)
  14. hetero-
    different

    ex. heterograft (a graft from a different person's body)
  15. homo-
    same

    ex. homozygous (having to identical (same) genes
  16. hydro-
    water

    ex. hydrotherapy (the therapeutic use of water)
  17. hyper-
    over, above

    ex. hypertrophy (over development)
  18. hypo-
    under, below

    ex. hypoglossal (under the tongue)
  19. infra-
    under, beneath, below

    ex. infraorbital (below, under the eye socket)
  20. inter-
    among, between

    ex. intervertebral (between the vertebrae)
  21. intra-
    within, inside

    ex. intravenous (inside, within a vein)
  22. macro-
    large

    ex. macrocephalic (having a large head)
  23. micro-
    small

    ex. microcephalic (having a small head)
  24. neo-
    new

    ex. neonate (newborn)
  25. pan-
    all

    ex. pancarditis (inflammation of all the heart)
  26. para-
    beside, beyond, near

    ex. paranasal (near or alongside the nose)
  27. per-
    through

    ex. percutaneous (through the skin)
  28. peri-
    around

    ex. pericardial (around the heart)
  29. post-
    after

    ex. postpartum (after birth)
  30. pre-
    before, in front of

    ex. prefrontal (in front of the frontal bone)
  31. pseudo-
    false

    ex. pseudocyesis (false pregnancy)
  32. retro-
    backward, behind

    ex. retrograde (movement in a backward direction)
  33. sub-
    under, below, beneath

    ex. subcutaneous (under, below the skin)
  34. super-
    above, excess

    ex. supernumerary (above the normal number)
  35. supra-
    fast, rapid

    ex. suprapubic (above the pubic bone)
  36. tachy-
    fast, rapid

    ex tachycardia (fast heartbeat)
  37. trans-
    through, across

    ex. transurethral (across the urethra)
  38. ultra-
    beyond, excess

    ex. ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves)
  39. bi-
    two

    ex. bilateral (two sides)
  40. hemi-
    half

    ex. hemiplegia (paralysis of one side/half of the body)
  41. mono-
    one

    ex. monoplegia (paralysis of one extremity)
  42. multi-
    many

    ex. multigravida (woman prenant more then once)
  43. nulli-
    none

    ex. nulligravida (woman with no pregnancies)
  44. poly-
    many

    ex. polyuria (large amounts of urine)
  45. quad-
    four

    ex. quadriplegia (paralysis of all four extremities)
  46. semi-
    partial, half

    ex. semiconscious (partially conscious)
  47. tri-
    three

    ex. triceps (muscle with three heads)
  48. uni-
    one

    ex. unilateral (one side)

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