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A-, an-
Without or not
Ab-
Away from
Acr(o)-
Extremity, tip
Ad-
Toward
Alba-
White
Ambi-
Both, on sides
Ana-
Upward, backward, excessive, through
Andr(o)-
Male
Ankyl(o)-
Crooked, fused, stiff
Ante-
Before, forward
Anti-
Against, opposed
Audi-
Hear
Auto-
Self
Bi-
Double, two
Bio-
Life, living matter
Brach-
Short
Brady(o)-
Slow, short, dull
Carcin(o)-
Cancer, malignant
Cata-
Down, negative, under, against, lower
Caud-
Tail, inferior
Cent(i)-
Hundred
Chron(i, o, us)-
Time, long time
Circum-
Around
Contra-
Against, opposite
Counter-
Against, opposite
Cry(mo, o)-
Cold
De-
Down, from, away from, not
Dext-
Right
Di-
Two, double, twice
Dia-
Across, through, apart
Dis-
Separation, away from
Febr(i, o)-
Fever, boil
Fract-
Break, broken
Fund-
Base, bottom
Gen-
Beginning, origin, produce
Gluc-
Sweet, sugar, glucose
Gyn(a, e, eco, o)-
Female
Hemi-
Half
Heter-
Other, different
Hol-
Whole, all
Hom(eo, o)-
Unchanged, alike, same
Hyg(ei, ie)-
Health
Hyper-
Excessive, too much, high
Hypo-
Under, decreased, less than normal
Iatr(o)-
Physician
Idio-
Distinct, peculiar to the individual
Immuno-
Protection
In-
In, into, within, not
Infra-
Within
Intro-
Into, within
Iso-
Equal, like, identical
Juxta-
Adjoining, near to
Kyph(o)-
Bend, hump
Lact(o)-
Milk
Later(al, o)-
Side
Leuk-
White
Levo-
Left
Macro-
Large
Mal-
Bad, illness, disease
Mega-
Large
Onc(o)-
Tumor, mass
Orth(o)-
Straight, erect, correct
Osm(o)-
Smell, odor
Oxy-
Sharp, acute, acid
Palp-
Touch, feel
Pan-
All
Para-
Abnormal, near
Path(o)-
Disease, suffering
Pept(o)-
Digestion
Per-
By, through
Peri-
Around
Phag(o)-
Eat, consume
Pharmaco-
Drugs, poison, medication
Physio-
Natural, physical agents
Poly-
Many, much
Post-
After, behind
Pre-
Before, in front of, prior to
Pro-
Before, in front
Pseudo-
False
Quadr(a, i)-
Four
Re-
Again
Retro-
Backward
Schist(o)-
Split, divided
Scler(o)-
Hard
Semi-
Half
Sepsi-
Putrid, rotten
Son(o)-
Sound
Steno-
Contracted, narrow
Strat(i)-
Layer
Sub-
Under
Super-
Above, over, excess
Supra-
Above, over
Therm-
Warm
Tort(i, o)-
Twisted
Tract-
Pull down
Trans-
Across
Ultr(a, o)-
Escessive, extreme, beyond
Uni-
One
Zyg(o, us)-
Yoke, join, together
Dys-
Bad, difficult, abnormal
Ecto-
Outer, outside
En-
In, into, within
Endo-
Inner, inside
Epi-
Over, on, upon
Eryth-
Red
Esthesi-
Sensation
Etio-
Cause
Ex-
Out, out of, from, away from
Micro-
Small
Mono-
One, single
Morph(o)-
Form, shape
Multi-
Many
Necr(o)-
Death, destruction, corpse
Neo-
New
Noct(i, o)-
Night
Non-
Not
Olig-
Small, scanty
Abdomin(o)-
Abdomen
Aden(o)-
Gland
Adren(o)-
Adrenal gland
Angi(o)-
Vessel
Arteri(o)-
Artery
Bronch(o)-
Bronchus, bronchi
Card-, cardi(o)-
Heart
Cephal(o)-
Head
Chondr(o)-
Cartilage
Col(o)-
Colon
Cost(o)-
Rib
Crani(o)-
Skull
Cyan(o)-
Blue
Cyst(o)-
Bladder, cyst
Derma-
Skin
Duodend(o)-
Duodenum
Encephal(o)-
Brain
Enter(o)-
Intestines
Fibr(o)-
Fiber, fibrous
Gastr(o)-
Stomach
Gloss(o)
Tongue
Gyn-, gyne-, gynec(o)-
Woman
Hem-, hema-, hem(o)-, hemat(o)-
Blood
Hepat(o)-
Liver
Hydr(o)-
Water
Hyster(o)-
Uterus
Ile(o)-, ili(o)-
Ileum
Laryng(o)-
Larynx
Mamm(o)-
Breast, mammary gland
Mast(o)-
Mammary gland, breast
Men(o)-
Menstruation
My(o)-
Muscle
Myel(o)-
Spinal cord, bone marrow
Nephr(o)-
Kidney
Neur(o)-
Nerve
Ocul(o)-
Eye
Ophthalm(o)-
Eye
Orth(o)-
Straight, normal, correct
Oste(o)-
Bone
Ot(o)-
Ear
Ped(o)-
Child, foor
Pharyng(o)-
Pharynx
Phleb(o)-
Vein
Pnea-
Breathing, respiration
Pneum(o)-
Lung, air, gas
Proct(o)-
Rectum
Psych(o)-
Mind
Pulm(o)-
Lung
Py(o)-
Pus
Rect(o)-
Rectum
Rhin(o)-
Nose
Salping(o)-
Eustachian tube, uterine tube
Splen(o)-
Spleen
Sten(o)-
Narrow, constriction
Stern(o)-
Sternum
Stomat(o)-
Mouth
Therm(o)-
Heat
Thorac(o)-
Chest
Thromb(o)-
Clot, thrombus
Thyr(o)-
Thyroid
Tox(o)-
Poison
Toxic(o)-
Poison, poisonous
Trache(o)-
Trachea
Ur(o)-
Urine, urinary tract, urination
Urethr(o)-
Urethra
Urin(o)-
Urine
Uter(o)-
Uterus
Vas(o)-
Blood vessel, vas deferens
Ven(o)-
Vein
Vertebr(o)-
Spine, vertebrae
-able
Capable of, suitable for
-ago
Disease
-algesia
Pain
-algia
Pain
-ase
Enzyme
-asis
State or condition of, usually abnormal
-cele
Hernia, herniation, pouching
-cide
Kill, causing death
-cule
Very small
-cyte
Cell
-dom
State of being
-duct
Tube, channel
-eal
Pertaining to
-ease
Condition
-ectasis
Dilation, streching
-ectomy
Excision, removal of
-ema
Swelling, distention
-emesis
Vomiting
-emia
Blood condition
-ferent
Bear, carry
-feron
To strike
-form
Shape, structure
-genesis
Development, production, creation
-globin
Protein
-gram
Record
-graph
Diagram, recording instrument
-graphy
Making a recording
-hood
State, quality of, condition
-iasis
Condition of
-ician
One skilled in, one who practices
-ism
Condition
-itis
Inflammation
-ity
Quality of, state of
-ive
Having power to, that which performs
-ize
To treat by a special method
-kenesis
Motion
-lemma
Sheath, covering
-logy
The study of
-lysis
Destruction of, decomposition
-malacia
Softening
-megaly
Enlargement
-oid
Form, like, resemble
-oma
Tumor
-opsy
View of
-osis
Condition
-otomy
Cutting into
-paresis
Paralysis
-pathy
Disease
-penia
Lack, deficiency
-phobia
An exaggerated fear
-phylaxis
Protection
-plasty
Surgical repair or reshaping
-plegia
Paralysis
-pnea
To breathe
-porosis
Passage
-ptosis
Falling, sagging, dropping, down
-rrhage, -rrhagia
Excessive flow
-rrhea
Profuse flow, discharge
-sclerosis
Dryness, hardness
-scoliosis
Curvature, crooked
-scope
Examination instrument
-scopy
Examination using a scope
-sepsis
Putrefaction
-some
Body
-stasis
Maintenance, maintaining a constant level
-stenosis
Narrow, tighten, short, constrict
-stomy, -ostomy
Creation of an opening
-thymia
Thymus gland, mind, soul, emotions
-tomy, -otomy
Incision, cutting into
-tonia
Streching, putting under tension
-trophic
Related to growth, development, or nutrition
-ule
Little, small
-uria
Condition of the urine
-version
To turn
-vert
Turn
ABD
Abdomen
ADL
Activities of daily living
ad lib
As desired
alt dieb
Every other day
alt hor
Alternate hours
alt noct
Alternate nights
AM, am
Morning
a.m.a.
Against medical advice
ANS
Autonomic nervous system
approx
Approximately
as tol
As tolerated
BM
Bowel movement
BP
Blood pressure
Ca
Cancer
CC
Chief complaint
c/o
Complains of
CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid
CVA
Cerebrovascular accident, stroke
DJD
Degenerative joint disease
DM
Diabetes mellitus
Dx
Diagnosis
ext
Extract
ft
Foot, feet
fx
Fracture
GI
Gastrointestinal
GU
Genitourinary
h, hr
Hour
H₂O
Water
Hx
History
IBW
Ideal body weight
ICT
Inflammation of connective tissue
id
The same
L
Left, length, lumbar
lig
Ligament
M
Muscle, meter, myopia
MM
Muscle
ML
Midline
meds
Medications
n
Normal
NA
Nonapplicable
OB
Obstetrics
OTC
Over the counter
P
Pulse
PA
Postural analysis
PM, pm
Afternoon
PT
Physical therapy
Px
Prognosis
R
Respiration, right
R/O
Rule out
ROM
Range of motion
Rx
Perscription
SOB
Shortness of breath
SP, spir
Spirt
Sym
Symmetric
T
Temperature
TLC
Tender loving care
Tx
Treatment
URI
Upper respiratory infection
WD
Well Developed
WN
Well nourished