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a,an
without
asepsis
without infection; sterile
post
after
post partum
after delivery of a baby
peri
around, about
periosteal elevator
instrument used to remove tissue around the bone
para
beside, near
parathyroidectomy
surgical removal of tissue near thyroid
hemi
half
hemigastrectomy
surgical removal of half the stomach
bi
two/ both sides
bilateral total hip reconstruction (THR)
two(both) total hip reconstructions
supra
above
suprapubic
above the pubis
sub
under, beneath
subcutaneous
beneath the skin
pre
before
preoperative
before surgery
neo
new
neonatal
newborn
hypo
below,deficient
hypoglycemia
low sugar content in the blood
hyper
above, excessive
hyperacidity
excessive acid in the stomach
dys
painful
dysentry
painful inflammation of the intestine
dis
apart, away
hip dislocation
displacement of femur from pelvic joint
anti
against
antiseptic
preventing sepsis(infection)
ad
toward (in the direction of)
addiction
toward dependence on a drug