Tranel Med Terminology Unit 4: Prefixes/Suffixes

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sept/septo/septi

septum (dividing wall)/seven

spasm/spasmo

sudden, involuntary muscle contraction, convulsion

syn, sym

with, together

tetano

convulsive tension

ferent/ferous

to convey, produce, bear

lemma

sheath/envelope

gram

recording, record, tracing

graph

instrument that records; sometimes a writing

graphy

process of recording, writing or description

clonus/clono

rapid alteration between contraction and relaxation of muscle

derma/dermo/dermato

skin

ec/ex/e

out of, away, from, outside

electro

electricity

febrile

denoting/relating to a fever; feverish, having a fever; pyretic

ad/a

to, toward, near

myo/my

muscle

asthenia

weakness

neuro/neuri/nervo/nervi

nerve, nervous tissue, nervous system

phylaxis

protection against infection; to guard

puri/puro

pus

pyreto

fever

pyro

heat, fire, fever, or produced by fire

sarco

denotes a muscular substance or a resemblance to flesh

sepsis/septico/septic

presence of various pus-forming and other pathogenic organisms or their toxins, in the blood or tissues; putrifaction

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