Basic Medical Terminology

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This set encompasses basic medical terminology including prefixes, suffixes, word roots for organs, and handful of specific medical terms.

itis

inflammation (suffix)

osis

abnormal condition (suffix)

ectomy

to cut out/remove (suffix)

otomy

to cut into (suffix)

ostomy

to make a "mouth" (suffix)

megaly

enlarged (suffix)

mouth

stomato

teeth

dento

tongue

glosso/linguo

gums

gingivo

brain

encephalo

stomach

gastro

intestine

entero

large intestine

colo

anus

procto

liver

hepato

kidney

nephro/nephrene

testis

orchido

ovary

oophoro

uterus

hystero/metro

uterine tubes

salpingo

skin

dermo

breast

masto/mammo

bone

osteo

heart

cardio

bladder

cysto

nose

rhino

vein

phlebo/veno

lung

pneumo/pulmo

blood

hemo/emia

artery

arterio/angio

abdomen

laparo

oto

ear (suffix)

optho

eye (prefix)

lips

labia

brady

slow (prefix)

tachy

fast (prefix)

peri

around (prefix)

endo

inside (prefix)

clotting

thrombosis

rrhagia

excessive flow (suffix)

pathy

disease (suffix)

ortho

to straighten (prefix)

myo

muscle (prefix)

hematoma

a collection of blood outside of a blood vessel

antepartum

before birth

pleural effusion

excess fluid around the lungs

oma

swelling or tumor (suffix)

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