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The Language of Medicine 9th Edition Chapter 18

Combining forms, prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations
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aden/o
gland
adren/o
adrenal/o
adrenal gland
andr/o
male
calc/o
calci/o
calcium
cortic/o
cortex, outer region
crin/o
secrete
dips/o
thirst
estr/o
female
gluc/o
glyc/o
sugar
gonad/o
sex glands (testes, ovaries)
home/o
sameness
kal/i
potassium
hormon/o
hormone
insulin/o
insulin
lact/o
milk
myx/o
mucus
natr/o
sodium
pancreat/o
pancreas
parathyroid/o
parathyroid gland
phys/o
growing
pituitar/o
pituitary gland
somat/o
body
ster/o
solid structure
thyr/o
thyroid/o
thyroid gland
toc/o
childbirth
toxic/o
toxic
ur/o
urine
-agon
assemble, gather together
-emia
blood condition
-in
-ine
a substance
-tropin
stimulating the function of
-uria
urine condition
eu-
good, normal
hyper-
excessive, above normal
hypo-
deficient, below normal
oxy-
rapid, sharp, acid
pan-
all
tetra-
four
tri-
three
ADH
anti-diuretic hormone
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
BGM
blood glucose monitoring
FBS
fasting blood sugar
GTT
glucose tolerance test
GH
growth hormone
IDDM
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Type 1 Diabetes
K+
Potassium
Na+
Sodium
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes
NPH
Neutral protein hagedorn insulin
T4
thyroxine
(tetraiodothyronine)
TFT
thyroid function test