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inspiration

breathing in

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expiration

breathing out

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in-

in, into, within, not*

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incompatible

do not mix well with each other

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incompetence

not able to perform function

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incontinence

lack of bowel control

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insane

not sane

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insomnia

not able to sleep

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incoherent

not coherent

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incise

to cut into

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excise

to cut out/remove

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inflammation

means to set on fire
redness, swelling, pain, and heat

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inject

introduce a substance into the body (usually through a needle)

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infusion

introduction into something
IV

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infiltration

permeation or penetration of a dissolved substance into a tissue
happens when lidocaine numbs an area before surgery or when IV slips into vein and solution seeps into surrounding tissues

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instillation

putting medicated drops into eye or body cavity

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insemination

placing sperm into opening of cervix

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mal-

bad or poor

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malodorous

having a bad odor

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malaise

general feeling of illness or feeling poorly

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malformation

poorly formed

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malnutrition

poor nutrition

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malabsorption

poor absorption

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-orexia

appetite

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anorexia nervosa

obsessed about being thin, and severely limits his or her food intake

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anorexia

loss of appetite
can be caused by ulcers or cancer

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cachexia

unhealthy loss of weight because of chronic illness
wasting away due to illness and anorexia

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bulimia

overeating and then taking laxatives or forcing self to vomit to purge stomach of food

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malari/o

malaria
means "bad air"

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uni-

one

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bi-

two

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tri-

three

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triceps

three heads

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tricuspid

three cusps

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trigeminal

three branches

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furco-

branching or dividing

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bifurcate

divide into two branches

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uniovular

pertaining to twins who develop from one ovum

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universal

combined into one whole

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lateral

pertaining to the side

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unilateral

one side

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bilateral

two sides

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trilateral

three sides

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multi-

many

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hermaphrodite

person with both male and female genitals

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semi-, hemi-

half

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hemicardia

half a heart

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hemigastrectomy

removal of half the stomach

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hemiplegia, hemiparalysis

paralysis of half the body (on one side)

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paraplegia

paralysis of the lower half of the body

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semicomatose

half comatose

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hemianesthesia

anesthesia of half the body

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genit/o

beginning or formation; genitals

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con-

with

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congenital

born with

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hydrophthalmos

incraesed fluid pressure condition of the eye

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consanguinity

with blood; blood relationship
common ancestor

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sanguin/o

blood

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sanguinous, sanguineous

bloody

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dis-

to free of, to separate, to undo

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disease

free of ease

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dissect

to cut a tissue or undo it into parts for purposes of study

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disinfect

to free of infective agents

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disassociate

to free of association

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dys-

difficult or painful

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post-

behind, after

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ante-

before, forward

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pre-

before, in front of

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postprandial (pp)

after meals

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postcibal (pc)

after food

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postglucose (pg)

after ingesting glucose

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postesophageal

behind the esophagus

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postmenopausal

after menopause

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preanesthetic

before anesthesia

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prehyoid

in front of the hyoid bone

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antepyretic

before the fever

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anteflexion

forward bending

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perinatal

pertaining to events around birth

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natal

birth (baby)

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postnatal

after birth

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prenatal, antenatal

before birth

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febrile

pertaining to fever

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postfebrile

pertaining to after a fever

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antefebrile

pertaining to before a fever

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partum

delivery (mother)

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postcoital

after coitus (intercourse)

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postpartum

after delivery (mother)

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postnatal

after delivery (baby)

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prescribe

write before you can take

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premature

before maturity

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anteversion

turning forward

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antepartum

before delivery

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anteposition

position in front

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mortem

death

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postmortem

after death

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antemortem

before death

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mortality

death rate

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morbidity

rate of occurrence of diseases

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intra

within

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intralumbar

within the lumbar region

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intracystic

within the bladder

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intradermal

within the skin