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Glossary of medical terminology chapter 3 2

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abdomin(o)
abdomen
acr(o)
extremities
anter(o)
anterior, nearer to or toward the front
blephar(o)
eyelid
caud(o)
tail, lower portion of body
cephal(o)
head
crani(o)
skull
cyan(o)
blue
dactyl(o)
digits(fingers and toes)
dist(o), tel(e)
distant
dors(o)
dorsal, back side
electro(o)
electricity
encephal(o)
brain
gigant(o)
large
gram(o)
to print or record
infer(o)
inferior, situated below
kinesi(o)
movement
later(o)
side
medi(o)
medial, middle
my(o)
muscle
omphal(o)
umbilicus
pelv(i)
pelvis
periton(o)
peritoneum, the serous membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities and invest the internal organs in those cavities
poster(o)
posterior, directed toward or situated at the back
proxim(o)
near
som(a), somato(o)
body
spin(o)
spine
super(o)
superior, uppermost
thorac(o)
thorax(chest)
ventr(o)
ventral, belly side
anti-
against
bi-
two
brady-
slow
dys-
bad, painful, or difficult
en-
in or inside
mega-
large
tachy-
fast
uni-
one
-ad
toward
-dynia
pain
-eal
pertaining to
-gram
a record
-graph
recording instrument
-graphy
process of recording
-itis
inflamation
-megaly
enlargement
-osis
condition(sometimes, disease or abnormal increase)
-pathy
disease
-plasty
surgical repair
-pnea
breathing
-spasm
cramp or twitching
chir(o)
hand
abd
abdomen,abdominal
AD
admitting diagnosis; Right ear
ADL
activities of daily living
AP
anteroposterior, from front to back
AS
Left ear
BMR
besal metabolic rate
BSA
body surface area
CXR
chest x-ray
D
dose, Right
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroenephalogram
EMG
electromyogram
lat
lateral
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LUQ
left upper quadrant
PA
posteroanterior
PE
physical examination
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Sx
symptom
Vs, v.s.
Vital signs
WNL
within normal limits

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