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Glossary of Medical Terminology Lesson 01

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a/an
prefix; not, without, lacking, deficient
anti/ant
prefix; against, opposed to, preventing, relieving
di/dis
prefix; two, twice, double
dys
prefix; difficult, painful, defective, abnormal
ec/ex
prefix; out of, away from
ecto/ect
prefix; outside of
en/em
prefix; in, into, within
endo/ento/end/ent
prefix; within
epi/ep
prefix; upon, over, above
exo
prefix; outside, from or toward the outside
hemi
prefix; half, partial, one side of body
hyper
prefix; over, above, excessive, beyond normal
hypo/hyp
prefix; under, deficient, below normal
mono/mon
prefix; one, single
peri
prefix; around, surrounding
syn/sym
prefix; together, with, joined
a
NF sufffix; state, condition
ac
AF suffix; pertaining to, located in
ia
NF suffix; state, condition
y
NF suffix; state, condition
iac
NF suffix; person affiliated with
iasis
NF suffix; disease, abnormal condition or presence of
ic
AF suffix; pertaining to, located in
NF suffix; drug, agent, or person suffering from a certain condition
ignore
ignore
in/ine
NF suffix; forms names of substances
ist
NF suffix; person interested in
itic
AF suffix; pertaining to, inflammation
NF suffix; drug or agent
itis
NF suffix; an inflamed condition or inflammation
itides
NF suffix; plural - inflamed condition or inflammation
ium/eum
NF suffix; membrane, connective tissue; names a region of the body
ma/m/mat
NF suffix; abnormal or diseased condition
osis
NF suffix; abnormal or diseased condition
otic
AF suffix; pertaining to
sia
NF suffix; state, condition
sis
NF suffix; state, condition
tic
AF suffix; pertaining to
NF suffix; drug or agent, person suffering from a certain condition
acanth
combining form; thorn, spine
alg
combining form; pain
alges
combining form; sensitivity to pain
all
combining form; other, divergence, difference from
angi
combining form; (blood)vessel, duct
arteri
combining form; (air passage) artery
arthr
combining form; joint
bi
combining form; life
brady
combining form; slow
cardi
combining form; heart
cephal
combining form; head
crani
combining form; skull
cyt
combining form; (hollow container) cell
encephal
combining form; brain
erythr
combining form; red, red blood cell
lept
combining form; thin, fine, slight
leuk
combining form; white, white blood cell
lith
combining form; stone, calculus
log
combining form; word, study
malac
combining form; soft
mes
combining form; middle, secondary, partial, mesentary
meter/metr
combining form; measure, measuring device
nephr
combining form; kidney
neur
combining form; (tendon) nerve, nervous system
oste
combining form; bone
prosop
combining form; face
prot
combining form; first, primitive, early
scler
combining form; hard
sten
combining form; narrow
stere
combining form; solid, having three dimensions
tachy
combining form; rapid
tox/toxi
combining form; poison
logy/logist
suffix form; study, science, or specialist in a certain study or science
malacia
suffix form; the softening of (tissues)
sclerosis
suffix form; the hardening of (tissues)
stenosis
suffix form; the narrowing (of a part of the body)
toxic
suffix form; poisonous (to an organ)
toxin
suffix form; a substance poisonous (to a part of the body)

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