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Chapter 1 Number Prefixes

Number Prefixes from Chapter 1 (Text: Medical Terminology - A Living Language)
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bi-
Two (bilateral: two sides)
hemi-
Half (hemiplegia: paralysis of one side/half of the body)
mono-
One (monoplegia: paralysis of one extremity)
multi-
Many (multigravida: woman pregnant more than once)
nulli-
None (nulligravida: woman with no pregnancies)
poly-
Many (polyuria: large amounts of urine)
primi-
First (primigravida: first pregnancy)
quadri-
Four (quadriplegia: paralysis of all four limbs)
semi-
Partial, Half (semiconscious: partially conscious)
tetra-
Four (tetraplegia: paralysis of all four limbs)
tri-
Three (triceps: muscle with three heads)