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Prefix

- A word or letter placed before another

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Suffix

- A word or letter at the end of another

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Anti-inflammatory

- A drug to reduce inflammation

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ACL

- Anterior cruciate ligament

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Hyper-

- High, above normal

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PNR

- As needed

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Lip/o

- Fats, lipids

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-emia

- Presence of blood

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Gait

- A manner of walking or moving on foot

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Proximal

- Near the centre of the body

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Pseudohypertrophy

- False, above normal nourishment of muscles

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Dystrophic

- Affected by or relating to dystrophy (difficult/poor nourishment of a tissue)

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Necrosis

- Death of cells or tissue through disease or injury

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Femoral

- Relating to the femur

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Femoral fracture

- A bone fracture that involves the femur

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Abduction

- Any motion of the limbs or other body parts that pulls away from the midline of the body

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Open reduction

- Where the fracture fragments are exposed surgically by dissecting the tissues

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Medullary canal abduction

- Bringing bone marrow away from the inside of the body

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Pneumothorax

- Collapsed lung

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Pulmonologist

- Medical professional who’s medical speciality deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract

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Pneumo-

- Lungs
- Presence of air or gas

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Dyspnea

- Difficulty breathing

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Thorax

- Part of the body between the neck and the abdomen

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Hematuria, hema (blood)

- Presence blood in the urine

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Disuria, dis (difficulty)

- Difficulty passing urine

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Antibiotic, anti (opposite)

- A drug that destroys microorganisms in the body

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Erythrocyte

- Red blood cell

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Leukocyte

- White blood cell

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Inflammation

- Part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful

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Narrowing

- Limited in width