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Glossary of Nursing 233 SLU Madrid

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a/an
anemia
without/ lack of
ab
abduct
away from
ad
adrenal
toward/near
ambi
ambidextrous
both
ante
antecubital
before/in front of
bi
bilateral
two
brady
bradycardia
slow
circum
circumoral
around
co/com
commissure
with/together
contra
contralateral
opposed
de
dehydrate
down, from
dys
dyspnea
difficult, bad, painful
ecto
ectoderm
outside
endo
endocranial
within/inner
epi
epidermis
upon, on, over
ery/erythro
erythrocyte
red
eu
euphoria
good, normal, healthy
hemi
hemiplegia
half
hyper
hyperactive
excessive, beyond
hypo
hypothyroid
under, deficient
im
implant
into
infra
infrarenal
below
inter
intercostal
between
intra/intro
intrathoracic
withing
macro
macrocytic
large
meta
metachrosis
change
micro
microbe
small
oligo
oilguria
small, few
pan
pandemic
entire, all
para
paracardiac
beside
peri
periosteum
around
poly
polycystic
many
post
postoperative
after
pre
preop
before
pseudo
pseudocyst
false
quad
quadriplegia
one-fourth
retro
retrograde
behind, backward
sub
sublingual
under, beneath
super, supra
supraclavicular
above, superior
tachy
tachycardia
rapid
-algia
arthralgia
pain
-cele
cystocele
protrusion
-centesis
amniocentesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cyte
leukocyte
cell
-ectomy
appendectomy
cutting out
-gram
mammogram
drawing or written record
-itis
pneumonitis
inflammation
-lytic
hemolytic
destroy, reduce
-megaly
splenomegaly
enlargement
-ology/logy
cardiology
study of
-oma
carcinoma
tumor
-orrhapy
herniorrhaphy
suturing, repairing
-osis
thrombosis
condition
-ostomy
colostomy
artificial opening
-otomy
laparotomy
incision
-pathy
encephalopathy
disease
-penia
leukopenia
decrease of
-phobia
acrophobia
abnormal fear or intolerance
-plasty
rhinoplasty
surgical repair or reshaping
-plegia
hemiplegia
paralysis
-pnea
apnea
breathing, respiration
-rrhage
hemorrhage
excessive flow
-scopy/-scopic
gastroscopy
act of examining
-sepsis
asepsis
decay or infection
-uria
hematuria
urination/urine
adeno
gland
arthro
joint
cardio
heart
cephalo
head
cerebro
brain
chole
bile
cutis
skin
dento
teeth
emetic
pertaining to vomiting
entero
intestine
gastro
stomach
hemo/hemat
blood
hepato
liver
hyster
uterus
ileo-ileum
small intestin
leuko
white
mamma
breast
myo
muscle
nemia
pertaining to blood
nephro
kidney
neuro
nerve
oculo
eye
osteo
bone
ped
foot
phleb
vein
pneumo
lung
sepsis
infection
spleno
spleen
thoraco
chest
thrombo
clot

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