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Medical terms
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  1. A-
    AN-
    • Without, lack of, not
    • Ex: Aphasia- without speach
    • Anemia- lack of blood
  2. Ab-
    • Away from
    • Ex: Abductor- leading away from
    • Aboral- away from mouth
  3. Ad-
    • Toward, to, near
    • Ex: Adductor- Leading toward
    • Adrenal- Near the kidney
  4. Ambi-
    Ampho-
    • Both
    • Ex: Ambidextrous- Ability to use both hands equally
    • Amphogenic- Producing young of both sexes
  5. Amphi-
    • On both sides, double
    • Ex: Amphibious- Living on both land and in water
    • Amphithymia- Dual mental state of depression and elation
  6. Ana-
    • Up, towards, apart
    • Ex: Anatomy- To cut apart
    • Anacatharsis- Vomiting up
  7. Ante-
    • Before, in front of, forward
    • Ex: Antecubital- Before elbow
    • Anteflex- To bend foward
  8. Anti-
    • Against, opposing
    • Ex: Antisepsis- Against infection
    • Anticarious- Against cavities
  9. Ap-
    Apo-
    • Seperation from, derived from
    • Ex: Apobiosis- Death of a part
    • Apocleisis- Aversion to food
  10. Aut-
    Auto-
    • Self
    • Ex: Autoanalysis- Self analysis
    • Auterotism- Self love
  11. Bi-
    • Two, Double, Twice
    • Ex: Bifocal- Two foci
    • Biarticulate- Double joint
  12. Cata-
    • Down, under, lower, against
    • Ex: Catabolism- Breaking down
    • Catalepsy- Reduced movement
  13. Circum-
    • Around
    • Ex: circumflex- Winding around
    • Circummarticular- Around joint
  14. Co-
    Com-
    Con-
    • With, Together
    • Ex: Commisure- Coming together
    • Conductor- Leading together
  15. Contra-
    • Opposed to, Against
    • Ex: Contralateral- Opposite side
    • Contraception- Prevention of conception
  16. De-
    • Down, from
    • Ex: Dehydrate- Remove water from
    • Decay- Break down
  17. Di-
    • Two, twice
    • Ex: Dicephalous- Two headed
    • Dichromic- Having two colors
  18. Dia-
    • Between, through, apart, across, completly
    • Ex: Diapedesis- ooze through
    • Diaphram- Wall across
    • Diagnosis- complete knowledge
  19. Dis-
    • Apart or free from
    • Ex- Disinfection- free from infection
    • Dissect- cut apart
    • Disarticulation- seperation at a joint
  20. Dys-
    • Difficult, bad, painful
    • Ex: Dyskinesis- difficult motion
    • Dyspepsia- Bad digestion
  21. E-
    Ec-
    Ex-
    • out of- from, away from
    • Ex: Enucleate- remove whole from
    • Ectopic- out of place
    • Exostosis- outgrowth of bone
  22. Ect-
    Exto-
    Exo-
    • Outer, outside, Situated on
    • Ex: Ectal- on the surface
    • Ectoderm- Outer skin
    • Ectocytic- Outside of cell
    • Exogenic- Originating outside
  23. Em-
    En-
    • In
    • Ex: Empyema- pus in
    • Encranial- in the cranium
  24. End-
    Endo-
    Ent-
    Ento-
    • Within, Inner
    • Ex: Enduaral - Within the ear
    • Endocranial- Wwith in the cranium
    • Entiris - Inner eye color
    • Entocele - Internal hernia
  25. Ep-
    Epi-
    • Upon, on, over
    • Ex: Epicostal - Upon a rib
    • Epidermis - Outer skin layer
    • Eponychia - Infection over the nail bed
  26. Eu-
    • Normal, Good, Well, healthy
    • Ex: Eucrasia - Normal health
    • Euplastic - Healing well
  27. Extra-
    Extro-
    • Outside of, beyond, outward
    • Ex: Extraoral - Outside the mouth
    • Extroversion - Turning inside out
  28. Hemi-
    • Half
    • Ex: Hemiepilepsy - Epilesy on one side of the body
    • Hemilingual - Half of tounge
  29. Hyper-
    • Excessive, above, beyond
    • Ex: Hyperactive - Overactive
    • Hypertension - Above normal blood pressure
  30. Hyp-
    Hypo-
    • Under, defivient, benath
    • Ex: Hypalgia - Reduced pain sence
    • Hypothyroidism - Deficiency of thyroid activity
  31. Im-
    In-
    • In, into, within OR not
    • Ex: Implant - Insert into
    • Injection - Forcing fluid into
    • Immature - Not mature
    • Involuntary - Not voluntary
  32. Infra-
    • Below, Beneath
    • Ex: Infraorbital - Beneath eye
    • Infracostal - Below a rib
  33. Inter-
    • Between
    • Ex: Intercostal - Between ribs
    • Internodal - Between nodes
  34. Intra -
    • Within
    • Ex: Intracardiac - Within heart
    • Intraocular - Within the eye
  35. Intro-
    • Into, within
    • Ex: Introversion - turning inward
    • Introsus - Turned in
  36. Mes-
    Meso-
    • Middle
    • Ex: Mesencephalon - Midbrain
    • Mesonasal - Middle of nose
  37. Meta-
    • Change, Beyond
    • Ex: Metachrosis - Color change
    • Metabasis - Disease changes
  38. Micr-
    Micro-
    • Small
    • Ex: Micracoustic - Faint sounds
    • Microbe - Minute organism
  39. Mult-
    Multi-
    • Many
    • Ex: Multiangular - many angles
    • Multiform - Many shapes
  40. Neo-
    • New, recent
    • Ex: Neoblastic - New tissue growth
    • Neonatal - New born
  41. Pan-
    • All, Entire
    • Ex: Panacea - Cure all
    • Pantalgia - Entire body pain
  42. Para-
    • Beside, beyond, after
    • Ex: Paracardiac - Beside the heart
    • Paracyesis - Pregnancy outsde the uterus
  43. Per-
    • Through, excessive
    • Ex: Permeable - May pass through
    • Peracute - Excessive sharp
  44. Peri-
    • Around
    • Ex: Periosteum - Around bone
    • Peribulbar - Around eye bulb
  45. Poly-
    • Many, much, excessive
    • Ex: Polycystic - Many cuts
    • Polydipsia - Excessive thirsst
  46. Post-
    • After, Behind
    • Ex: Postoperative - After surgey
    • Postocular - Behind the eye
  47. Pre-
    Pro-
    • Before, in front of
    • Ex: Prenatal - Before birth
    • Project - Throw forward
  48. Pseud-
    Pseudo-
    • False
    • Ex: Pseudarthrosis - False joint
    • Pseudocyesis - False pregnancy
  49. Re-
    • Again, backward
    • Ex: Reflex - Bend back
    • Regurgitation - Vomiting
  50. Retro-
    • Backward, behind
    • Ex: Retrograde - Going backward
    • Retolingual - Behind tongue
  51. Semi-
    • Half
    • Ex: Semiconscious- Partly aware
    • Seminormal - Half normal
  52. Sub-
    • Under, Beneath
    • Ex: Subcutaneous - Under the skin
    • Sublingual - Under the tongue
  53. Super-
    Supra-
    • Above, superior, excess
    • Ex: Superactivity - Averactivity
    • Suprarenal - Above kidneys
  54. Sym-
    Syn-
    • Togater, With
    • Ex: Symmelia - Fusion of limbs
    • Synclinical - Bent together
  55. Trans-
    • Across, through
    • Ex: Transection - Cut across
    • Transaortic - Through aorta
  56. Ultra-
    • Beyond, excess
    • Ex: Ultravirus - Very small virus
    • Ultrasonic - Beyond upper limit of human hearing

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