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Medical Terminology Flashcards Set 1 Page 1

1-1 acr/o 1-1 extremity, tip

1-2 aden/o 1-2 gland

1-3 append/o, appendic/o 1-3 appendix

1-4 arteri/o 1-4 artery

1-5 arthr/o 1-5 joint

1-6 bi/o 1-6 living thing, life

1-7 cardi/o 1-7 heart, upper part of stomach

1-8 col/o, colon/o 1-8 large intestine, colon

1-9 crani/o 1-9 skull

1-10 cyst/o 1-10 sac of fluid, bladder

1-11 cyt/o 1-11 cell

1-12 derm/o, dermat/o 1-12 skin

1-13 duct/o 1-13 carry

1-14 enter/o 1-14 small intestine

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1-15 gastr/o 1-15 stomach

1-16 gen/o 1-16 giving rise to, creating

1-17 gloss/o 1-17 tongue

1-18 glyc/o 1-18 sugar

1-19 hem/o, hemat/o 1-19 blood

1-20 hepat/o 1-20 liver

1-21 hist/o 1-21 tissue

1-22 hydr/o 1-22 water, fluid

1-23 leuk/o 1-23 white

1-24 lith/o 1-24 stone

1-25 muc/o 1-25 mucus

1-26 my/o 1-26 muscle

1-27 myel/o 1-27 bone marrow, spinal cord

1-28 neur/o 1-28 nerve

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1-29 norm/o 1-29 proper, rule

1-30 oste/o 1-30 bone

1-31 path/o 1-31 disease

1-32 ped/o 1-32 child, infant, foot

1-33 pulmon/o 1-33 lung

1-34 ren/o 1-34 kidney

1-35 secti/o 1-35 cut into

1-36 splen/o 1-36 spleen

1-37 tens/o 1-37 pressure

1-38 the/o 1-38 put

1-39 therm/o 1-39 heat

1-40 thorac/o 1-40 chest

1-41 thromb/o 1-41 clot

1-42 ven/o 1-42 vein

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2-1 a/ (also an/) 2-1 without, absent

2-2 ab/ 2-2 away from

2-3 ac/ 2-3 toward, near

2-4 ad/ 2-4 toward, near (same as ac/)

2-5 anti/ 2-5 against, opposed

2-6 brady/ 2-6 slower than usual

2-7 cata/ 2-7 negative, down

2-8 de/ 2-8 lessened, removed

2-9 dia/ 2-9 through

2-10 ec/ (also ex/) 2-10 outside, outer

2-11 ecto/ (also exo/) 2-11 outside, outer

2-12 en/, end/o 2-12 within

2-13 epi/ 2-13 upon, in addition

2-14 hemi/ 2-14 half

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2-15 hyper/ 2-15 increased, above

2-16 hypo/ 2-16 decreased, below

2-17 in/ 2-17 into; not

2-18 infra/ 2-18 inferior to, below

2-19 inter/ 2-19 between

2-20 intra/ 2-20 within

2-21 macro/ 2-21 gross, large

2-22 micro/ 2-22 small, tiny

2-23 pan/ 2-23 all, every

2-24 para/ 2-24 beside, beyond

2-25 per/ 2-25 through

2-26 peri/ 2-26 around, surrounding

2-27 post/ 2-27 after, past

2-28 pre/ 2-28 before

2-29 re/ 2-29 again, back

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2-30 retro/ 2-30 behind, back

2-31 sub/ 2-31 under, inferior to

2-32 tachy/ 2-32 faster than usual

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3-1 /ac (adjective) 3-1 relating to

3-2 /al (adjective) 3-2 relating to

3-3 /algia (noun) 3-3 pain

3-4 /ar (adjective) 3-4 relating to

3-5 /ary (adjective) 3-5 relating to

3-6 /centesis (noun) 3-6 withdrawing fluid

3-7 /cyte (noun) 3-7 cell

3-8 /eal (adjective) 3-8 relating to

3-9 /ectomy (noun) 3-9 removal

3-10 /emia or /hemia (noun) 3-10 throughout the blood

3-11 /grade (adjective) 3-11 go

3-12 /gram (noun) 3-12 picture, record, tracing

3-13 /graph (noun) 3-13 instrument that creates a picture or


recording

3-14 /graphy (noun) 3-14 process of creating a picture, record,


tracing

3-15 /ia (noun) 3-15 condition

3-16 /iac (adjective) 3-16 relating to

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3-17 /ic (adjective) 3-17 relating to

3-18 /ior (adjective) 3-18 relating to

3-19 /ism (noun) 3-19 situation, process, condition

3-20 /ist (noun) 3-20 one who does

3-21 /itis, /itic 3-21 inflammation


(noun) (adjective)

3-22 /ium (noun) 3-22 structure

3-23 /logy (noun) 3-23 study of; also used as a root word—
log/o

3-24 /megaly (noun) 3-24 enlargement

3-25 /meter (noun) 3-25 distance measure, instrument to


measure

3-26 /oid (adjective) 3-26 like

3-27 /opsy (noun) 3-27 look at

3-28 /ose (adjective) 3-28 like, relating to (also suffix for


chemical name for sugar)

3-29 /osis (noun) 3-29 pathologic condition

3-30 /ous (adjective) 3-30 relating to

3-31 /pathy (noun) 3-31 disease process

3-32 /scope (noun) 3-32 instrument to see through or with

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3-33 /stasis (noun) 3-33 control, hold in

3-34 /tic (adjective) 3-34 relating to

3-35 /y (noun) 3-35 process of

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4-1 abdomin/o 4-1 abdomen

4-2 acu/o 4-2 sudden, sharp

4-3 adip/o 4-3 fat tissues

4-4 angi/o 4-4 vessel containing fluid

4-5 auto/ 4-5 self

4-6 axill/o 4-6 armpit

4-7 bi/ 4-7 two

4-8 carcin/o 4-8 cancer of gland tissue

4-9 cerebr/o 4-9 brain

4-10 chem/o 4-10 chemical, drug

4-11 cis/o 4-11 cut

4-12 con/ 4-12 with

4-13 contra/ 4-13 opposite, against

4-14 cost/o 4-14 rib

4-15 electr/o 4-15 electrical activity

4-16 gynec/o 4-16 female

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4-17 iatr/o 4-17 treatment

4-18 klept/o 4-18 steal

4-19 laryng/o 4-19 voicebox, larynx

4-20 mandibul/o 4-20 lower jaw

4-21 maxill/o 4-21 upper jaw

4-22 meta/ 4-22 change, beyond

4-23 nat/o 4-23 birth, born

4-24 nect/o 4-24 bind

4-25 ox/o 4-25 oxygen

4-26 poly/ 4-26 many

4-27 sarc/o 4-27 nongland tissue, flesh

4-28 son/o 4-28 sound, ultrasound

4-29 sym/ 4-29 together with

4-30 syn/ 4-30 together with

4-31 trans/ 4-31 across

4-32 ultra/ 4-32 beyond, higher than

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4-33 vit/o 4-33 living, alive

4-34 /blast (noun) 4-34 undifferentiated, original

4-35 /drome (noun) 4-35 run

4-36 /fusion (noun) 4-36 pour, bond

4-37 /genesis (noun) 4-37 creating

4-38 /malacia (noun) 4-38 softening

4-39 /mania (also /manic) (noun) (adjective) 4-39 excessive preoccupation or


obsession

4-40 /oma (noun) 4-40 tumor, mass

4-41 /partum (noun) 4-41 labor, delivery

4-42 /penia (noun) 4-42 lack of, decrease, poor

4-43 /plasty (noun) 4-43 restore by surgery

4-44 /stoma (noun) 4-44 body opening (to the outside)

4-45 /stomy (noun) 4-45 surgically created body opening

4-46 /therapy (noun) 4-46 treatment

4-47 /tome (noun) 4-47 cutting instrument

4-48 /tomy (noun) 4-48 cut into or slice

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4-49 /trophic (adjective) 4-49 relating to growth, development

4-50 /trophy (noun) 4-50 growth, development by size or


nourishment

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5-1 ana/ 5-1 positive, up

5-2 ante/ 5-2 before

5-3 bronch/o 5-3 airway tubes in lung

5-4 cephal/o 5-4 head

5-5 cervic/o 5-5 neck

5-6 chondr/o 5-6 cartilage

5-7 crin/o 5-7 to separate from blood, secrete

5-8 cutane/o 5-8 skin surface

5-9 dactyl/o 5-9 digits, fingers, toes

5-10 dys/ 5-10 bad, labored

5-11 eosin/o 5-11 rose-colored

5-12 erythr/o 5-12 red

5-13 eu/ 5-13 normal, even, good

5-14 furc/o 5-14 branch, fork

5-15 gnos/o 5-15 knowledge, understanding

5-16 lapar/o 5-16 abdomen

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5-17 lymph/o 5-17 watery fluid

5-18 mal/ 5-18 bad, abnormal

5-19 meso/ 5-19 middle

5-20 morph/o 5-20 form, structure

5-21 mort/o 5-21 death

5-22 necr/o 5-22 dead

5-23 nephr/o 5-23 kidney

5-24 ophthalm/o 5-24 eye

5-25 ot/o 5-25 ear

5-26 phag/o, /phage 5-26 eat, swallow, engulf

5-27 phob/o 5-27 fear

5-28 physi/o 5-28 nature, natural

5-29 plasm/o 5-29 plasma, cell substance

5-30 pneum/o 5-30 air, gas, lung air sacs

5-31 pro/ 5-31 before

5-32 pseudo/ 5-32 false

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5-33 psych/o 5-33 mind

5-34 radi/o 5-34 rays or waves, x-ray, radius,


forearm

5-35 rect/o 5-35 upright, rectum

5-36 rhin/o 5-36 nose

5-37 semi/ 5-37 half

5-38 seps/o, sept/i 5-38 infection, bacteria

5-39 supral, super/ 5-39 above, superior to

5-40 thyr/o 5-40 shield, thyroid

5-41 tom/o 5-41 cut, slice or a hole

5-42 tonsill/o 5-42 tonsils

5-43 top/o 5-43 location

5-44 tox/o 5-44 poison, damaging

5-45 trache/o 5-45 windpipe

5-46 vertebr/o 5-46 back bones

5-47 /cele (noun) 5-47 protruding sac, hernia

5-48 /crine (adjective) 5-48 secrete

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5-49 /cyesis (noun) 5-49 pregnancy

5-50 /dynia (noun) 5-50 pain

5-51 /lysis, /lytic 5-51 break down or apart, dissolve


(noun) (adjective)

5-52 /pexy (noun) 5-52 affix, attach into place

5-53 /phobia (noun) 5-53 fear

5-54 /phoria (noun) 5-54 bear

5-55 /physis (noun) 5-55 grow

5-56 /plasia (noun) 5-56 growth, development

5-57 /pnea (noun) 5-57 breathing

5-58 /poiesis (noun) 5-58 formation

5-59 /ptosis (noun) 5-59 drooped, slipped down

5-60 /rrhea (noun) 5-60 flow

5-61 /sclerosis, /sclerotic 5-61 hardening


(noun) (adjective)

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6-1 a.c., ante cibum 6-1 before meals

6-2 ABO 6-2 blood type system

6-3 ad lib., ad libidum 6-3 as desired

6-4 aq., aqueous 6-4 water-based

6-5 b.i.d., bis in die 6-5 two times a day

6-6 blasts 6-6 blast cells

6-7 BUN 6-7 blood urea nitrogen

6-8 Ca 6-8 calcium

6-9 CBC 6-9 complete blood count

6-10 cm 6-10 centimeter

6-11 CO2 6-11 carbon dioxide

6-12 D5W 6-12 5% dextrose in water (IV fluid)

6-13 DOA 6-13 dead on arrival

6-14 DOB 6-14 date of birth

6-15 DTR 6-15 deep tendon reflexes

6-16 Dx 6-16 diagnosis

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6-17 E. coli 6-17 Escherichia coli (bacteria in bowel)

6-18 EBV 6-18 Epstein-Barr virus

6-19 ECG, EKG 6-19 electrocardiogram

6-20 EEG 6-20 electroencephalogram

6-21 EM 6-21 electron microscope

6-22 Fr 6-22 French (a kind of catheter or tube)

6-23 FUO 6-23 fever of unknown origin

6-24 GB 6-24 gallbladder

6-25 gm 6-25 gram

6-26 gr 6-26 grains

6-27 H2 O 6-27 water

6-28 ID 6-28 intradermal

6-29 IM 6-29 intramuscular

6-30 IU 6-30 international unit(s)

6-31 IV 6-31 intravenous

6-32 kg 6-32 kilogram

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6-33 L, l 6-33 liter

6-34 LMD 6-34 local doctor

6-35 lymphs 6-35 lymphocytes

6-36 mcg 6-36 microgram

6-37 mEq 6-37 milliequivalent

6-38 mg 6-38 milligram

6-39 mg% 6-39 milligram per cent

6-40 midnoc 6-40 midnight

6-41 mL, ml 6-41 milliliter

6-42 mm 6-42 millimeter

6-43 mmHg 6-43 millimeters of Mercury

6-44 monos 6-44 monocytes

6-45 n.p.o., nil per os, NBM 6-45 nothing by mouth

6-46 NBS 6-46 normal bowel sounds

6-47 NF 6-47 none found, not found

6-48 NG 6-48 nasogastric

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6-49 NSD 6-49 no serious disease (or defect)

6-50 O 6-50 oxygen (chemical element)

6-51 O2 6-51 oxygen (gas)

6-52 p.o., per os 6-52 by mouth

6-53 p.r.n., pro re nata 6-53 as needed, as required

6-54 percent 6-54 for every one hundred

6-55 pH 6-55 hydrogen ion concentration

6-56 polys 6-56 polymorphonuclear leukocytes

6-57 PTA 6-57 prior to admission

6-58 q., quaque 6-58 every

6-59 q.( )h., quaque ( ) hora 6-59 every ( ) hours

6-60 q.a.m., quaque ante meridian 6-60 every morning

6-61 q.d., quaque die 6-61 daily

6-62 q.h.s. 6-62 every hour of sleep, every bedtime

6-63 q.i.d., quater in die 6-63 four times a day

6-64 q.n.s. 6-64 quantity not sufficient

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6-65 R/O 6-65 rule out

6-66 RBC 6-66 red blood cells, red blood count

6-67 Rx 6-67 treatment, prescribe

6-68 sed rate 6-68 sedimentation rate

6-69 segs 6-69 segmented neutrophils

6-70 sp. gr. 6-70 specific gravity

6-71 stabs 6-71 stab cells

6-72 stat., statum 6-72 at once

6-73 Subcu., SubQ 6-73 subcutaneous

6-74 Sx 6-74 symptoms

6-75 t.i.d., ter in die 6-75 three times a day

6-76 TBC, TB 6-76 tuberculosis

6-77 TPR 6-77 temperature, pulse and respiration

6-78 tsp 6-78 teaspoon

6-29 U 6-29 unit(s)

6-80 U/A 6-80 urinalysis

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6-81 wbc, WBC 6-81 white blood cells, white blood count

6-82 YO 6-82 years old

6-83 ZnO2 6-83 zinc oxide

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7-1 ab 7-1 abortion

7-2 appy 7-2 appendectomy, appendicitis

7-3 cysto 7-3 cystoscopy, cystogram

7-4 exam 7-4 examination

7-5 flat plate 7-5 abdomen x-ray

7-6 kilos 7-6 kilograms

7-7 lab 7-7 laboratory

7-8 meds 7-8 medications

7-9 nullip 7-9 nullipara, woman with no deliveries

7-10 path 7-10 pathology

7-11 polio 7-11 poliomyelitis

7-12 prep 7-12 prepare, preparation

7-13 primip 7-13 primipara, woman with one


previous birth

7-14 sibs 7-14 siblings, brothers and sisters

7-15 subcue 7-15 subcutaneous

7-16 temp 7-16 temperature

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8-1 AV 8-1 arteriovenous

8-2 BKA 8-2 below-knee amputation

8-3 BUN 8-3 blood urea nitrogen

8-4 EEG 8-4 electroencephalogram

8-5 FYI 8-5 for your information

8-6 HBP 8-6 high blood pressure

8-7 HEENT 8-7 head, eye, ear, nose and throat

8-8 HIV 8-8 human immunodeficiency virus

8-9 ICU 8-9 intensive care unit

8-10 LOA 8-10 leave of absence

8-11 LRS 8-11 lactated Ringer’s solution

8-12 MD 8-12 muscular dystrophy

8-13 MOM 8-13 milk of magnesia

8-14 MS 8-14 multiple sclerosis

8-15 NBM 8-15 nothing by mouth

8-16 NPO 8-16 nil per os

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8-17 NSD 8-17 no significant disease

8-18 PDR 8-18 Physician’s Desk Reference

8-19 PERRLA (or pearl-a) 8-19 The pupils are equal, round
and reactive to light and
accommodation.
8-20 RA 8-20 rheumatoid arthritis

8-21 STD 8-21 sexually transmitted disease

8-22 VDRL 8-22 Venereal Disease ­­­­Research


Laboratory

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