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Word Root

core meaning of a term

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Suffix

added to end; procedures, conditions, or disease

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Prefix

attached to beginning; time, position, direction, number, negation

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Combining Vowels

usually "o"; eases pronunciation

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Combining Form

word root + combining vowel = combining form

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Intra-

within or inside

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Sub-

below, under

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Arthr/o

joint

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Hepat/o

liver

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Oste/o

bone

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Ven/o

vein

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-aliga

pain

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-centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid

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-cyte

cell

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-dynia

pain

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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-emia

blood condition

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-gram, -graph

record, x-ray, picture

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-graphy

processing of recording picture or record

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-itis

inflammation

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-malacia

abnormal softening

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-megaly

enlargement

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-meter

instrument used to measure

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-oid

like, resembling

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-ologist

specialist

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-ology

study of

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

abnormal condition

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-ostomy

creating an artifical opening

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-otomy

surgical incision

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-pathy

disease

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-phobia

abnormal fear of specific things

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-ptosis

drooping, sagging, prolapse

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-rrhagia, -rhage

abnormal flow or discharge (blood)

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-rrhaphy

suturing

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-rrhea

abnormal flow or discharge (not blood)

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-sclerosis

abnormal hardening

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-scope

instrument used for visual examination

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-scopy

visual examination

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-stasis

stop, control

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-stenosis

abnormal narrowing

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-

a

before

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c

with

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-

p

after

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-

s

without

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DX

diagnosis

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HX

history

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Rx

take/prescribe

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TX

treatment

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C

Celsius

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F

Fahrenheit

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c/o

complains of

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CC

chief complaint

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d/c, DC

discontinue (discharge)

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H&P

History and physical

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PE

physical exam

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pt or PT

patient

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R/O

rule out (may or may not have)

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DOB

date of birth

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y/o

years old

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yr

year

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ft

feet

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h, hr.

hour

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in

inches

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min

minute

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Q image thumb

change

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Eponym

a name formed after another person

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acronym

an abbreviation using the initial letter of each of the words

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