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ante-,
pre-,
pro-
before
Both antepartum and prepartum mean before childbirth. Proactive involves taking action before an anticipated event or occurence.
post-
after or behind
Postpartum means after childbirth.
macro-,
mega-,
megalo-
Large or great
Macroscopic structures ar large enough to be seen by the naked eye. A megalith is a very large stone. Megalomania is an abnormal mental state characterized by delusions of greatness.
micro-
small
A microscope is used to view very small objects.
a-,
an-
no, not, without
(Rule: Use a- before a consonant. Us an- before a vowel or the letter h) Asymptomatic means without symptoms. Anesthesia means without feeling.
in-
not or inside (in)
Inconsistent means not consistent. An indwelling drainage tube remains inside the body for a prolonged period of time.
anti-,
contra-
against
An antiperspirant acts against perspiration. A contraceptive acts against or prevents pregnancy. (The i in anti- is sometimes dropped before a vowel.)
brady-
slow
Bradycardia means a decreased pulse rate, but its literal translation is a slow heart condition.
dys-
bad, difficult
Reading is very difficult when one has dyslexia. This disorder is thought to be an death whena person is hopelessly ill.
eu-
good, normal
Euthanasia is mercy killing and is thought by some people to be a good or painless death when a person is hopelessly ill.
mal-
bad
Maladjusted means poorly or badly adjusted.
pro-
favoring, supporting
To prolong is to make something longer; in other words, to support making it longer.
tachy-
fast
Tachycardia means an increased pulse rate, but its literal translation is a fast heart condition.