Medical prefixes and suffixes P-Z

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Medical prefixes and suffixes P-Z
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  1. pachy (Prefix or Suffix)
    thick

    • Medical Term:
    • pachycephalic (abnormal thickness of the skull)
  2. para (Prefix)
    near; departure from the norm

    • Medical Term:
    • paralgia (abnormal pain)
  3. path (Prefix or Suffix)
    disease

    • Medical Term:
    • pathology (study of disease)
  4. penia (Suffix)
    deficiency

    • Medical Term:
    • cytopenia (lasck of cellular elements in the blood)
  5. peri (Prefix)
    around

    • Medical Term:
    • pericardium (around the heart)
  6. pexy (Suffix)
    fixation, suspension

    • Medical Term:
    • retinopexy (surgical repair of a detached retina)
  7. phobia (Suffix)
    fear of

    • Medical Term:
    • hydrophobia (water, fear of)
  8. phoresis (Suffix)
    transmission

    • Medical Term:
    • diaphoresis (perspiration, transmission of sweat)
  9. plasty (Suffix)
    plastic surgical correction

    • Medical Term:
    • orthoplasty (surgical straightening)
  10. plegia (Suffix)
    paralysis; stroke

    • Medical Term:
    • paraplegia (paralysis from the waist down)
  11. poly (Prefix or Suffix)
    many

    • Medical Term:
    • polyarthritis (arthritis in numerous joints)
  12. post (Prefix or Suffix)
    after

    • Medical Term:
    • postmortem (after death)
  13. pre (Prefix)
    before

    • Medical Term:
    • preoperative, pre-op (before surgery)
  14. pro (Prefix)
    in front of; on behalf of

    • Medical Term:
    • proglossis (tip of the tongue)
  15. pseudo (Prefix)
    false

    • Medical Term:
    • pseudodipsia (false thirst)
  16. ptosis (Suffix)
    falling

    • Medical Term:
    • mastoptosis (sagging of the breast)
  17. re (Prefix)
    back, again

    • Medical Term:
    • reflex (reflex response to stimulation)
  18. retro (Prefix)
    backward

    • Medical Term:
    • retroflexed (bent backward, posterior)
  19. rrhaphy (Suffix)
    suture

    • Medical Term:
    • cardiorrhaphy (suturing of the heart)
  20. rhexis (Suffix)
    rupture

    • Medical Term:
    • angiorrhexis (ruptured blood vessel)
  21. scopy (Suffix)
    exam

    • Medical Term:
    • bronchoscopy (bronchus exam)
  22. semi (Prefix)
    half

    • Medical Term:
    • semicomatose (half-concscious)
  23. sphygmo (Prefix)
    pulse

    • Medical Term:
    • sphygmomanometer (pulse meter)
  24. sub (Prefix)
    below

    • Medical Term:
    • sublingual (under the tongue)
  25. super, supra (Prefix)
    above

    • Medical Term:
    • superacute (highly severe)
  26. sym, syn (Prefix or Suffix)
    together

    • Medical Term:
    • symbiotic (dependent on one another)
  27. tachy (Prefix)
    swift, fast

    • Medical Term:
    • tachycardia (rapide heart rate)
  28. tele (Prefix)
    distance

    • Medical Term:
    • telemetry (distance signal monitor interpretation)
  29. toxo (Prefix or Suffix)
    toxic, poison

    • Medical Term:
    • toxicoderma (skin disease caused by poison)
  30. trans (Prefix)
    across

    • Medical Term:
    • transfusion (transfer of blood into an individual)
  31. tri (Prefix)
    three

    • Medical Term:
    • tricuspid (three cusps)
  32. ultra (Prefix)
    above

    • Medical Term:
    • ultrasonic (high frequency sound)
  33. uni (Prefix)
    one

    • Medical Term:
    • uniocular (having one working eye)
  34. xeno (Prefix)
    foreign

    • Medical Term:
    • xenograft (a graft from one species to another)
  35. xero (Prefix)
    dry

    • Medical Term:
    • xerochilia (dry lips)

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