Medical Terminology - Word Parts A
(not, without, lacking, deficient) afebrile, without fever.
(away from) abduct, to draw away from the midline.
(capable of) reducible, capable of being reduced (as a fracture).
(abdomen) abdominal, pertaining to the abdomen.
(to) acclimate, to become accustomed to.
(hear) acoustic, pertaining to sound or hearing.
(extremity, top, peak) acrodermatitis, inflammation of the skin of the extremity, top
(needle) acupuncture, the Chinese practice of piercing specific peripheral nerves with needles to relieve the discomfort associated with painful disorders.
(to, toward) adduct, to draw toward the midline.
(gland) adenitis, inflammation of a gland.
(fat) adipose, fatty; fat (in size).
(air) aerobic, requiring the presence of oxygen to live and grow.
(to) afferent, conveying toward.
(to) aggregate, to crowd or cluster together.
(painful) hyperalgesia, overly sensitive to pain.
(painful condition) neuralgia, pain that extends along the course of one or more nerves.
(both sides) ambidextrous, able to perform manual skills with both hands.
(dim, dull, lazy) amblyopia, lazy eye.
(on both sides, around both) amphigonadism, having both testicular and ovarian tis- sues.
(starch) amyloid, starchlike.
(without) anemia, a reduced volume of blood cells.
(upward, again, backward, excess) anaphylaxis, an unusual or exaggerated reaction of an organism to a substance to which it becomes sensitized.
(man, male) android, resembling a man.
(blood vessel. duct) angioplasiy, surgery of blood vessels.
(stiff) ankylosis, stiffness.
(against, opposed to, preventing, relieving)antidote, a substance for counteracting a poison.
(before, forward) antecubital, situated in front of the elbow.
(front) anterolateral, situated in front and to one side.
(to) approximate, to bring together; to place close to.
(separation, derivation from) apoplexy, sudden neurologic impairment due to a cardiovascular disorder.
-orium (place for something) solarium, a place for the sun.
(artery) arteriosclerosis, thickening of the walls of the smaller arteries.
(joint, articulation) arthritis, inflammation of a joint or joints.
(joint) articulated, united by joints.
(to) assimilate, to take into.
(to) attract, to draw toward.
(hearing) audiometer, an instrument to test the power of hearing.
(ear) auricle, the flap of the ear.
(self) autistic, self-centered
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