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ante-

Forward, in front of, before

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anti-

Against

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dys-

Abnormal, difficult, bad, painful

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endo-

Inside

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hyper-

Excessive

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hypo-

Below

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neo-

New

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per-

Through

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peri-

Surrounding, around

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-al

Pertaining to

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-algia

Pain

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-ectomy

Removal, resection, excision

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-graphy

Instrument to record

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-itis

Inflammation

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-logy

Study of

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-plasty

Surgical repair

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-scope

Instrument to view

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-tomy

Incision, cutting

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arth/o

Joint

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cardi/o

heart

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col/o

colon, large intestine

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cyst/o

Bladder/sac

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enter/o

Small intestine

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gastr/o

stomach

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gloss/o

Tongue

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hyster/o

Uterus

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hepat/o

Liver

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mamm/o

Breas

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nat/o

Birth, born

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neur/o

Nerve

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ophthalm/o

Eye

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oste/o

bone

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path/o

disease

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ped/o

child

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rhin/o

Nose

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therm/o

Heat, temperature

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acronym

Abbreviations that are also pronounceable

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diagnosis

Evaluation of a patient's signs, symptoms, and history.

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sign

An objective finding of a disease state

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acute

An abrupt, severe onset to a disease

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eponym

Terms that are named after a person or a place associated with the term. Ex: Alzheimer disease

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suffix

word parts that appear at the end of some terms. Used to indicate whether the term is an anatomic, pathologic, diagnostic, or therapeutic intervention term.

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chronic

Developing slowly and lasting for a long time. (Chron/o means time)

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nondecodable term

Terms that do not have word parts that can be used to assemble a definition. Must be memorized without the benefit of word parts.

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symptom

A subjective report of a disease state

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combining form

Word root with its respective combining vowel

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prefix

word parts that appear at the beginning of some terms. Used to further define absence, location, number, quantity, or state of the term.

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word root

word origin

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decodable term

Terms that can be broken into their Greek and Latin word parts and given a working definition based on the meanings of those word parts.

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prognosis

A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease or disorder.