Medical Terminology

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  1. -algia
    pain
  2. -centesis
    surgical puncture
  3. -megaly
    enlargement
  4. -ic
    pertaining to
  5. -ous
    pertaining to
  6. -itis
    inflammation
  7. -tripsy
    crushing
  8. -esis
    condition of
  9. -ism
    condition of
  10. -plasty
    surgical repair
  11. -dynia
    pain
  12. -uria-
    urine
  13. dys-
    difficult or painful
  14. an-
    without or absence of
  15. poly-
    excessive or many
  16. sub-
    under
  17. hepat-
    liver
  18. tachycardia
    condition of fast heart rate
  19. bradycardia
    condition of slow heart rate
  20. pericardia
    around the heart
  21. intracardia
    within the heart
  22. parenteral
    pertaining to alongside of the intestine
  23. -al
    pertaining to
  24. bi-
    two
  25. hemi-
    half
  26. hemiplegia
    paralysis of one side of the body
  27. mono-
    one
  28. quadri-
    four
  29. tri-
    three
  30. quadriplegia
    paralysis of all 4 extremities
  31. ab-
    from, away from
  32. ad-
    toward, increase
  33. ante-
    before, in front
  34. anteversion
    the condition of an organ that is abnormally tilted forward
  35. circum-
    around
  36. dia-
    through
  37. diagnosis
    knowledge through testing
  38. ecto-
    outside
  39. ectopic pregnancy
    the fertilized egg settles outside of the uterus
  40. endo-
    within
  41. endoscope
    instrument used to look inside the body
  42. endoscopy
    examination inside the body using an endoscope
  43. hypo-
    under, below, less than normal
  44. jutxa-
    near, beside
  45. meso-
    middle
  46. sub-
    under, below
  47. supra-
    above, over
  48. purpur/o
    purple
  49. cyan/o
    blue
  50. purpura
    pinpoint hemorrhages appearing as red/purple discolorations under the skin
  51. cyanosis
    bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to lack of oxygen
  52. melan/o
    black
  53. chlor/o
    green
  54. erythr/o
    red
  55. eosin/o
    red
  56. rube-
    red
  57. erythrocyte
    mature red blood cell
  58. alb-
    white
  59. albin/o
    white
  60. leuk/o
    white
  61. leukocyte
    a white blood cell
  62. cirrh/o
    yellow
  63. jaund/o
    yellow
  64. xanth/o
    yellow
  65. jaundice
    yellow discoloration of the skin
  66. ambi-
    both sides
  67. brady-
    slow
  68. hyper-
    excessive
  69. hypertension
    elevated blood pressure
  70. infra-
    below, under
  71. para-
    near, beside
  72. peri-
    around
  73. pericardium
    membranous sac that goes around the heart
  74. pseudo-
    false
  75. supra-
    above
  76. -lysis
    dissolution
  77. -genic
    origin
  78. -oid
    resembling
  79. -pnea
    breathing
  80. dyspnea
    difficult breathing
  81. -rrhea
    discharge
  82. rhinorrhea
    discharge from the nose, runny nose
  83. -spasm
    involuntary contraction
  84. -cele
    hernia
  85. -ectasis
    expansion or dilation
  86. -emia
    blood condition
  87. -iasis
    formation or presence of
  88. malacia
    softening
  89. -oma
    tumor
  90. -osis
    condition or increase
  91. -phil
    attraction for
  92. -plasia
    formation
  93. -ptosis
    falling or downward displacement
  94. -rrhagia
    discharge
  95. -rrhexis
    rupture
  96. amniocentesis
    surgical puncture of the amniotic sac to remove fluid for analysis
  97. -desis
    binding
  98. -ectomy
    excision
  99. -pexy
    suspension
  100. appendectomy
    surgical removal of the appendix
  101. -tomy
    incision
  102. -stomy
    creation of an opening
  103. Dx
    diagnosis
  104. Tx
    treatment
  105. Hx
    history
  106. CC
    chief complaint
  107. C/O
    complains of
  108. SH
    social history
  109. FH
    family history
  110. PMH
    past medical history
  111. S/Sx
    signs and symptoms
  112. R/O
    rule out
  113. LFT
    liver function test
  114. BP
    blood pressure
  115. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  116. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  117. PVC's
    premature ventricular contractions

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