Chapter 1: Introduction to Medical Language

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Essentials medical terminology chapter 1 flashcards. Covers common roots, suffixes, & prefixes.

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a-

not

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ab-

away

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ad-

toward

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an-

not

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ante-

before

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anti-

against

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bi-

two

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brady-

slow

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circum-

around

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con-

with, together

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contra-

against

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de-

down, away from

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dia-

through

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dys-

bad

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e-

out

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ec-

out

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ecto-

outside

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en-

in, inside

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endo-

in, inside

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epi-

upon

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eu-

good

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ex-

out

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exo-

outside

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extra-

outside

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hemi-

half

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hyper-

over

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hypo-

under

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inter-

between

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intra-

in, inside

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macro-

large

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micro-

small

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mono-

one

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multi-

many

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oligo-

few

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pan-

all

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peri-

around

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poly-

many

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post-

after

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pre-

before

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pro-

before, on, behalf of

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re-

again

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semi-

half

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sub-

beneath

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sym-

with, together

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syn-

with, together

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tachy-

fast

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trans-

through

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uni-

one

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angi/o

blood vessel

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arthr/o

joint

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cardi/o

heart

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derm/o, dermato/o

skin

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enter/o

small intestine

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gastr/o

stomach

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gen/o

generation, cause

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hem/o, hemat/o

blood

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hepat/o

liver

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hydr/o

water

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morph/o

change

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muscul/o

muscle

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my/o

muscle

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myc/o

fungus

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necr/o

death

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neur/o

nerve

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ortho/o

straight

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path/o

suffering, disease

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phag/o

eat

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plas/o

formation

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pneum/o, pneumon/o

lung

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pulmon/o

lung

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py/o

pus

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scler/o

hard

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sten/o

narrowing

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troph/o

nourishment, development

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vas/o, vascul/o

blood vessel

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xen/o

foreign

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-ac

pertaining to

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-al

pertaining to

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-algia

pain

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-ar, -ary

pertaining to

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-cele

hernia

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-centesis

puncture

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-desis

binding

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-dynia

pain

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