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Endo-

innermost; within. Endotracheal= pertaining to within the trachea

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epi-

upon; above. Epidermal= pertaining to upon the skin

3

inter-

between. Intercostal= pertaining to between the ribs

4

intra-

within. Intravenous= pertaining to within a vein

5

peri-

around. Pericardial= pertaining to around the heart

6

post-

after; behind. postnasal= pertaining to behind the nose

7

pre-

before; in front of. premenstrual= pertaining to before menstruation.

8

sub-

below; underneath; less than. Submarine= a marine (boat) that is under water

9

trans-

accross; through. Transcontinental flights fly across the country.

10

bi-

two

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brady-

slow. bradycardia= condition of a slow heart

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hemi-

one half. Hemisphere= one half of a sphere

13

hyper-

above; more than normal. Hypertension= condition of more than normal pressure

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hypo-

below; deficient. Hypothermia= below temp

15

mono-

one

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poly-

many

17

quadri-

four

18

tachy-

fast. tachycardia= condition of a fast heart

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tri-

three

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a-

away from; without. Aspermia= condition of being without sperm

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an-

without; not. Anesthesia= condition of being without sensation

22

anti-

against. Antibiotic= against living organisms such as bacteria

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de-

reversal of; without. dementia= condition of being without a mind

24

dys-

painful; difficult; abnormal. Dysphagia= condition of painful or difficult eating and swallowing.

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eu-

normal; good. Euphoria= a good/perfect place

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mal-

bad; inadequate. malnutrition= having inadequate nourishment

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re-

again and again.