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a-
without, away from
abduction
to move away from the median of the body
acr/o
extremeties
anacusis
absence of hearing
addiction
acquired dependence on a drug
adduction
to move toward the median of the body
aden/o
gland
adren/o
adrenal glands
aerosol
drugs inhaled directly into nose and mouth
-algia
pain
an-
pertaining to
ante-
before
anti-
against
arteri/o
artery
arthr/o
joint
audi/o
hearing
b.i.d.
twice a day
blephar/o
eyelid
bucc/o
cheek
carcin/o
cancer
cardi/o
heart
caudal
toward the feet or tail
-cele
hernia, protrusion
-centesis
puncture to withdraw fluid
cephal/o
head
chondr/o
cartilage
-clasia
to surgically break
CO2
carbon dioxide
COLD
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
Coronal
dividing the body from front and back
Cost/o
rib
crypt/o
hidden
CVA
Cerebrovascular Accident
-cyesis
state of pregnancy
cyst/o
bladder
cyt/o
cell
dacry/o
tear, tear duct
-derma
skin
diplopia
double vision
dips/o
compulsion to drink alcohol
-dipsia
thirst
distal
located farthest from the point of attachment
dys-
painful, difficult
ecchymyosis
bruise
-ectasis
dilation,expansion
-ectomy
excision, surgical removal
edema
condition in which the body tissues contain excessive amounts of fluid
-emia
blood condition
encephal/o
brain
enter/o
small intestines
erythr/o
red
esophag/o
esophagus
esotropia
inward turning of the eye
eversion
turning outward
frontal
vertical plane dividing body into front and back
-genesis
produces, generates
gingiv/o
gums
glyc/o
sugar
-graph
instrument for recording
-gravida
pregnancy
GTT
Glucose Tolerance Test
gynec/o
female
H2O
water
prophylaxis
prevention of disease
proximal
located closest to point of attachment
PSA
Prostate Specific Antigen
-ptosis
drooping
pyel/o
renal pelvis
pyretic
pertaining to fever
q.o.d.
every other day
q.i.d.
4 times a day
-rrhage
excessive, abnormal flow
-rrhaphy
suture
-rrhea
discharge, flow
-rrhexis
rupture
-sagittal
vertical plane dividing body into left and right
salping/o
fallopian tubes
sanguin/o
blood
schiz/o
divided
scler/o
hardening
-scopy
process of visually examining
spermat/o
sperm
splen/o
spleen
-stenosis
narrowing
stomat/o
mouth
tachy
rapid, fast
tension
pressure
thorac/o
chest
thym/o
thymus
tolerance
decreased sensitivity to a drug
transverse
divides body in half
trich/o
hair
-tripsy
surgical crushing
UGI
Upper GastroIntestinal
ureter/o
ureter, urinary tube
urethr/o
urethra
URI
Upper Respitory Infection
-uria
condition of the urine
-venous
into the vein
viscer/o
internal organ
xanth/o
yellow
controlled substances
schedule I, II, V
HA
headache
HBV
Hepatitus B Virus
hemat/o
blood
hemi-
half
hepat/o
liver
hidr/o
sweat
hyper-
over, obove
hypo-
under, below
hyster/o
uterus
I & O
Intake and Output
inhalation
breathing breathing drugs in vapor form
intra-
within, inside
inversion
turning inward or inside out
-ism
condition of, state of
-itis
inflammation
lapar/o
abdomen
laryng/o
larynx, voice box
-logist
one who studies
-logy
study of
lymph
means lymph ha ha!
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
melanin
black color pigment in skin
men/o
menses, menstruation
-meter
instrument for measuring
-metry
process of measuring
MMR
measles, mumps, and rhuebella
multi-
many
my/o
muscle
myc/o
fungus
myel/o
bone marrow or spinal cord
necr/o
death
neonate
newborn
nephr/o
kidney
neur/o
nerve
NPO
nothing by mouth
-oid
resembling
-oma
tumor, mass
ophthalm/o
eye
orchid/o
testes
orth/o
straight
-osis
abnormal condition
oste/o
bone
-ostomy
surgically create an opening
-pathy
disease
PDR
Physician's Desk Reference
-penia
abnormal decrease, too few
-pexy
surgical fixation
PFT
Pulmonary Function Test
-phagia
eat, swallow
phalang/o
phalanges, bones of fingers and toes
pharmac/o
drug
-philia
tp have attraction for
phleb/o
vein
-phobia
irrational fear
phren/o
mind or diaphragm
-plasia
formation of cells
-plegia
paralysis
-pnea
breathing
pneum/o
lung, air