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Med term Flashcards

Term Definition
Centesis Surgical puncture
desis binding, fixation(of a bone or joint)
ectomy removal, excision
lysis separation, loosening
plasty surgical repair
stomy form an opening
tomy incision (surgical)
tripsy crushing
gram record, writing
graph instrument for recording
garphy process of recording
meter instrument for measuring
metry act of measuring
scope instrument for examining
scopy visual examination
algia pain
cele hernia
edema swelling
emesis vomiting (emesis basin/ vomit bucket)
emia blood condition
gen forming, producing, origin
iasis abnormal condition
itis inflamation
lith stone,calculus
malacia softening
megaly enlargement
oma tumor
osis abnormal condition; increase
pathy disease
penia decrease, deficiency
phagia eating, swallowing
phasia speech
phobia fear
plasia formation, growth
plasm new formation
plegia paralysis
ptosis prolapse, downward displacement
rrhage bursting forth (of)
rrhagia discharge of blood
rrhea discharge, flow
rrhexis rupture
sclerosis abnormal condition of hardening
spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
stenosis narrowing, stricture
toxic poison
trophy nourishment, development
ac pertaining to, cardi/ac (heart)
al neur/al pertaining to a nerve
ar muscul/ar pertaining to muscle
ary pulmon/ary Pertaining to the lungs
eal esophag/eal pertaining to the esophagus
ic thora/ic pertaining to the chest
ical path/o/log/ical pertaining to the study of disease
ile pen/ile pertaining to the penis
ior poster/ior pertaining to the back of the body
ous cutane/ous pertaining to the skin
tic acous/tic pertaining to hearing
esis condition
ia condition
ism condition
iatry medicine; treatment
ician specialist
ist specialist
y condition; process
icle small, minute
ole smallest
ule small
epi above, upon
hypo under, below, deficient
infra under, below
sub under
inter between
post after, behind
pre before, in front of
retro backward
bi two
dipl double
diplo double
hemi one half
hyper excessive, above normal
macro large
micro small
mono one
uni one
multi many, much
poly many
nulli none
primi first
quadri four
tri three
ab from, away from
ad toward
circum around
peri sround
dia through, across
trans through
ecto,exo,extra outside, outward
endo, intra in, within
para near,beside;beyond
super upper, above
supra above, excessive; superior
ultra excess, beyond
a, an without, not
anti, contra against
brady slow
dys bad; painful; difficult
eu good, normal
hetero different
homo, homeo same
mal bad
pan all
pseudo false
syn union, together, joined
tachy rapid

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