-An element constituting the basis from which a word is derived. It gives the essential meaning of the term; it is the main part of the word
cutane/o, derm/o, dermat/o
-urine, urinary tract
-An affix, such as mis-in mistrust, put before a word to produce a derivative. A syllable or syllables placed before the root word alter, modify, or change the meaning of a medical word. A prefix can be combined with suffixes to form medical words.
-without, not, lack of, absence of
-difficult, abnormal, bad, painful
-within, in, inner
ec, ecto, ex, extra
-beside, near, along side of
-An affix appended to the end of a word or stem, serving to form a new word. A suffix is added to the end of a word to alter, modify, or change the meaning of a word
ac, al, ar, ary, eal, ic, ous
ation, ia, iasis, ism, osis, sis
-excision, resection, removal
-instrument to record
-the study of
-tumor, mass, swelling
-instrument used for visual examination
-Medical Officer of the Day
-Nurse of the Day
-serious list, sublingual
-very serious list
-A sudden onset, severe symptoms, or short course.
-The ability to walk or walking.
-The withdrawal of fluid by suction through a needle or tube.
-The process of listening for sounds produced within the body.
-The study of the heart and its diseases.
-A long and drawn out condition, frequently recurring condition, or a condition lasting longer than 6 months.
-The study of the skin and its diseases; treatment of skin disorders.
-To identify a disease or injury from its signs and symptoms; complete knowledge of a patient's condition.
-To produce sweat, usually profuse or excessive.
-Any change from a state of health, specific illness or disorder characterized by a recognizable set of signs and symptoms.
-The study of all factors that may be involved in the development of a disease.
-A medical practice devoted to the care of the aged.
-A wheeled cot used in hospitals.
-The study of women and women's diseases.
-The state of optimal physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being, not merely the absence of disease or weakness.
-The study of blood and its diseases.
-The art and science of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and the maintenance of health; drug or remedy for illness.
-The study of the kidneys and their diseases.
-The study of the nervous system and its diseases.
-The branch of medicine that deals with pregnancy, labor, and the period of time immediately following delivery.
-The study of the eye and its diseases.
-The branch of medicine which is especially concerned with the preservation and restoration of the function of the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.
-An examination performed by touch.
-The study of characteristics, effects, and causes of disease.
-The medical practice devoted to the care of children.
-The technique of striking a part of the body with short, sharp taps of the fingers to determine the size, density, and position of the underlying parts by the sound obtained.
-The study of the anus and rectum and their diseases.
-A forecast of the probable results of a disease based on the condition of the person and the usual course of the disease.
-The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
-The science of using x-rays in the diagnosis of disease.
-The branch of medicine that treats disease by manual or operative methods.
-The study of the urinary system in males and females and the reproductive tract in males.