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Away from
ab-
Abduct means to carry away by force or to draw away from a given position.
Toward
ad-
In drug addiction (now called chemical dependency), one is drawn toward a habit-forming drug. In other words, one has a compulsive physiologic need for a certain drug.
Before in time or in place
ante-,
pre-
An anteroom is an outer room that is generally reached before a more important room. Prerenal pertains to the area in front of the kidney.
Around
circum-,
peri-
The perimeter is the outer boundary or the line that is drawn around the ouside of an area. The circumference is the line that is drawn around a circle.
Through
dia-
The diameter passes through the center of a circle.
Out, without, away from
ecto-,
ex-,
exo-,
extra-
To export is to carry or send away to another place. The skeletons of some animals, such as insects, are on the outer surface and are called exoskeletons.
Inside
en-,
endo-
Enclose means to close up inside something, to hold in, or to include.
Above, on
epi-
An epitaph is often inscribed on the tombstone or grave of the person buried there.
Beneath, under
hypo-,
infra-,
sub-
A hypodermic injection is made just beneathth skin. A subcutaneous injection places a small amount of mediction below the skin layer into the subcutaneous tissue.
Between
inter-
An interval is a space of time between events.
Within
intra-
Intracollegiate activities are those within a college or engaged in by members of a college.
Middle
meso-,
mid-,
medio-
The mesoderm is the middle of the three primary germ layers of an embryo.
After, behind
post-
To postdate is to assign a date to something after the date it actually occured, such as when one postdates a ceck. Postnasal means lying or occuring behind the nose.
Near, beside, or abnormal
para-
Two parallel lines run beside each other.
Through or by
per-
To perspire is to excrete fluid through the pores of the skin.
Behind, Backward
retro-
Retroactive means extending back to a prior time or condition. Retrospection means looking backward in time to surveying the past.
Above, beyond
Super-,
Supra-
Supernormal is beyond normal human powers. A suprarenal gland is situated above each kidney.
Joined, Together
sym-,
syn-
A syndrome is set of symptoms that occur together and collectively characterize or indicate a articular disease or condition.
Across
trans-
A transdermal drug is one that can be absorbed through (or across) unbroken skin. An example is the patch to prevent motion sickness.