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a-, an-

without

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anti-, contra-

against or opposed to

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de-

from, down, or not

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ab-

away from

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ad-

to, toward, or near

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circum-, peri-

around

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dia-, trans-

across or through

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e-, ec-, ex-

out or away

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ecto-, exo-, extra-

outside

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en-, endo-, intra-

within

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epi-

upon

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inter-

between

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meso-

middle

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meta-

beyond, after, or change

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para-

alongside of or abnormal

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retro-

backward or behind

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sub-, infra-

below or under

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bi-

two or both

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hemi-, semi-

half

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hyper-

above or excessive

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hypo-

below or deficient

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macro-

large or long

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micro-

small

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mono-, uni-

one

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oligo-

few or deficient

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pan-

all

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poly-, multi-

many

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quadri-

four

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super-, supra-

above or excessive

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tri-

three

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ultra-

beyond or excessive

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ante-, pre-, pro-

before

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brady-

slow

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tachy-

fast

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post-

after or behind

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re-

again or back

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con-, syn-, sym-

together or with

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dys-

painful, difficult, or faulty

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eu-

good or normal

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neo-

new

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Abduction

movement away from the body

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Adduction

movement to, toward, or near the body

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Circumduction

movement that is around

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Diagonal

angle that moves across or through

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Inversion

turning in

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Eversion

turn out or away

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Unilateral

one side

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Bilateral

both sides

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Subcutaneous

below or under the skin

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Epidermal

upon the skin

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Transdermal

across or through the skin

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Intradermal

within the skin

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Extracellular

outside the cell

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Intracellular

within the cell

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Intercellular

between cells

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Eccentric

away, below or under center

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Infraumbilical

below or under the umbilicus (navel)

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Endoderm

innermost layer

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Mesoderm

middle layer

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Ectoderm

outer layer

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Endocrine gland

gland that secrete within the body

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Exocrine gland

gland that secretes outside the body

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Endoscope

instrument used to examine within the body

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Encapsulated

held within

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Hypoglycemia

deficient levels of blood glucose (sugar)

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Hyperglycemia

excessive levels of blood glucose (sugar)

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Hypothermia

body temperature is below normal

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Hyperthermia

body temperature is above normal

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Suprarenal

above the kidney

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Supernumerary

numbers that are too many to count

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Ultrasound

sound beyond which can be heard by humans

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Macrocyte

large cell

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Microcyte

small cell

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Mononeuropathy

the disease of one nerve

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Polyneuropathy

the disease of many nerves

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Quadriplegia

condition of paralysis of all four limbs

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Panacea

a cure all

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Pansinusitis

refers to an inflammation of all of the sinuses

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Semilunar

half-moon shape

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Hemicephalic

one-half of the head

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Anaerobic

without air

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Aphasia

loss of ability to understand or express speech

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Dysphasia

condition of difficult speech

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Dysphagia

condition of difficult swallowing

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Aphagia

no ability to swallow

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Contraceptive

against or opposed to conception

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Anti-inflammatory

acts against or opposed to inflammation

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Proactive

an action made before

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Retroposition

a structure that is backwards or behind

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Tachycardia

condition of a fast heart

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Bradycardia

condition of a slow heart

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Bradypnea

refers to slow breathing

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Tachypnea

refers to fast breathing

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Antenatal, Prenatal

the time before birth

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Perinatal

the time around birth

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Postnatal

time after birth

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Neonatal

newborn

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Eutocia

good or normal labor

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Dystocia

painful, difficult, or faulty labor