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A-, an-
Without, not, lack of
the oppositte of with
ab-
away from
Ab-duction
ad-
to, toward, near
add to
ad-duction
ante-
before, forward, in front of
ante-rior
auto-
self
auto-immune
bi-
double, two, twice
bi-weekly
brady-
slow
the opposite of fast
circum-
around
circum-ference
contra-
against, opposite
contra-dict
de-
down, from
de-pression
the opposit of up
dia-
across, through, apart
the opposit of together
dis-
apart, free from
the opposite of together
dys-
bad, difficult, abnormal
the opposite of good, easy, and normal
ecto-
outer, outside
ecto-skelenton
the opposite of inner and inside
en-
in, into, within
the opposite of out
endo-
inner, inside
the opposit of outer, outside
epi-
over, on, upon
the opposit of under, off
eryth-
red
the color of blood
eu-
normal, good, well, healthy
the opposite of abnormal, bad, sick
ex-
out, out of, from, away from
the opposite of in, in of, toward
hemi-
half
1/2
less than full
hyper-
excessive, too much, high
hyper-active
hypo-
under, decreased, less than normal
to little
in-
in, into, within, not
the opposit of out
infra-
within
in sonmething
inter-
between
in the middle
intro-
into, within
in_ _ , with_ _
leuk-
white
the opposit of black
macro-
large
the oppsit of small
another word for big
mal-
bad, illness, disease
the opposit of good and healthy
meg-
large
another word for big
micro-
small
the opposite of big
mono-
single, one
less than two but more than zero
neo-
new
the opposit of old
non-
not
the opposit of have
olig-
small, scant
the opposit of big or large or alot
para-
beside, beyound, after
per-
by, through
peri-
around
poly-
many, much
post-
after, behind
the opposite of before
pre-
before, in front of, prior to
the opposite of after
pro-
before, in front of
the opposite of after and in back of
re-
again, backward
retro-
backward, behind
semi-
half
sub-
under, beneath
the opposite of over or on top
super-
above, over, excess
supra-
above, over
tachy-
fast, rapid
the opposite of slow
trans-
across
uni-
one
more than 0 but less than 2
abdomin(o)
abdomen
stomach
aden(o)
glad
adren(o)
adrenal gland
angi(o)
vessel
arterio
artery
arthr(o)
joint
broncho
bronchus, bronchi
part of the lungs
car, cardi(o)
heart
cephal(o)
head
the opposi of feet
chole, chol(o)
bile
chondr(o)
cartilage
colo
colon, large intestine
cost(o)
rib
crani(o)
skull
cyan(o)
blue
cyst(o)
bladder, cyst
cyt(o)
cell
dent(o)
tooth
dentist, dental
derma
skin
duoden(o)
duodenum
encephal(o)
brain
en- in
cephal- head
enter(o)
intestines
fibr(o)
fiber, fiberous
gastr(o)
stomach
gloss(o)
tongue
gluc(o)
glucose, sweetness
glyc(o)
sugar
gyn, gyne, gyneco
woman
hem, hema, hemo, hemat(o)
blood
hepat(o)
liver
hydr(o)
water
hyster(o)
uterus
ile(o), ili(o)
ileum
laparo
abdomen, loin, or flank
laryng(o)
larynx
lith(o)
stone
mamm(o)
breast, mammary gland
mast(o)
mammary gland, breast
meno
menstruation
my(o)
muscle
myel(o)
spinal cord, bone marrow
necro
death
nephr(o)
kidney
neur(o)
nerve
ocul(o)
eye
oophor(o)
ovary
opthalm(o)
eye
orth(o)
straight, normal, correct
the opposite of crooked, abnormal, or wrong
oste(o)
bone
ot(o)
ear
hear from these
ped(o)
child, foot
the toes are on this body part
the opposite of adult
pharyng(o)
pharynx
phleb(o)
vein
pnea
breathing, respiration
inhaling and exhaling
pneum(o)
lungs, air, gas
proct(o)
rectum
psych(o)
mind
pulmo
lung
py(o)
pus
rhymes with us an starts with a p
rect(o)
rectum
rhin(o)
nose
salping(o)
eustachian tube, uterine tube, falopian tube
splen(o)
spleen
sten(o)
narrow, constriction
stern(o)
sternum
stomat(o)
mouth
you use this to talk and eat
therm(o)
heat
thoraco
chest
thromb(o)
clot, thrombus
thyr(o)
thyroid
toxic(o)
poison, poisonous
toxo
poison
trache(o)
trachea
urethr(o)
urethra
urin(o)
urine
uro
urine, urinary tract, urination
uter(o)
uterus
vas(o)
vein
vertebr(o)
spine, vertebrae
-algia
pain
-asis
condition, usually abnormal
-cele
hernia, herniation, pouching
ven(o)
vein
-centesis
puncture and aspiration of
-cyte
cell
-ectasis
dialaation, stretching
-ectomy
excision, removal of
-emia
blood condition
-genesis
development, production, creation
-genic
producing, causing
-gram
record
-graph
a diagram, a recording
-iasis
condition of
-ism
a condition
-logy
the study of
-lysis
destruction of, decomposition
-itis
inflammation
-graphy
making a recording
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
measuring instrument
-metry
measurement
-oma
tumor
-osis
condition
-pathy
disease
-penia
lack, deficiency
-phasia
speaking
-phobia
an exaggerated fear
-plasty
sugical repair or reshaping
-plegia
paralysis
-ptosis
falling, sagging, dropping, down
-rrhage, -rrhagia
excessive flow
-rrhaphy
stitching, suturing
-rrhea
profuse flow, discharge
-scope
examination instrument
-scopy
examination using a scope
-stasis
maintenace, maintaining a constant level
-stomy, -ostomy
creation of an opening
-tomy, -otomy
incision, cutting into
-uria
condition of the urine
abd
abdomen
stomach
ac
before meals
meals
ADL
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AM (am)
morning
amb
ambulatory
amt
amount
ap
apical
bid
twice a day
bi=twice
BM (bm)
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privilages
a dash over the "c"

c
with
C
centigrade
CA
cancer
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
cc
cubic centimeter
CNA
certified nursing assistant
c/o
complains of
CPR
cardiopuluminary resuscitation
dc (d/c)
discontinue
DOA
dead on arrival
CBR
complete bed rest
DON
director of nursing
drsg
dressing
dx
diagnosis
ECG(EKG)
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
ER
emergency room
F
fahrenheight
16 degrees F***********
FBS
fasting blood sugar
fl (fld)
fluid
gal
gallon
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
h(hr)
hour
H2O
water
HS(hs)
hour of sleep
ht
height
in
inches
1in
I&O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
L
left, litter
lab
laboratory
lb
pound
16lb
liq
liquid
LLQ
left lower quadrant
one of the four quadrants
LPN
licensed practical nurse
lt
left
lt foot
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
nurse
LUQ
left upper quadrant
one of the four quadrants
meds
medications
mid noc
midnight
min
minute
time
ml
millitters
measurements
NA
nursing assistant
Nurse
neg
negative
noc
night
NPO(npo)
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
oxy***
OB
obstetrics
OOB
out of bed
OR
operating room
OT
occupational therapy
occ therapy
oz(OZ)
ounce
pc
after meals
meals
peds
pediatrics
per
by, through
PM(pm)
afternoon
po(per os)
by mouth
mouth
postop(post op)
postoperation
preop(pre op)
preoperation
prep
preperation
prn
when necessary
Pt(pt)
patient
PT
physical therapy
p_____therapy
there is a dash on top of this letter
"q"
every
qd
everyday
qh
every hour
q2h, q3h, etc.
every two hours, every three hours, and so on
time
qhs
every night at bedtime
q= every
hs= hour of sleep
qid
4x daily
qod
every other day
R
rectal temperature, respiration, and right
RBC
red blood cell; red blood count
RLQ
right lower quadrant
one of thw 4 quadrants
RN
registered nurse
nurse
ROM
range of motion
RUQ
right upper quadrant
quadrant
there is a dash above this letter "s"
without
SOB
shortness of breath
Spec(spec)
specimen
SSE
soapsuds enema
stat
at once, immediately
tbsp
tablespoon
tid
three times a day
3 day
TLC
tender loving care
TPR
temperature, pulse, and respirations
tsp
teaspoon
U/a(U/A, u/a)
urinalysis
pee donations
VS(vs)
vital signs
WBC
white bllod cells, white blood coumt
w/c
wheel chair
a chair with wheels
wt
weight