Medical Terms Essay

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Medical Terminology Medical Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes prefix, root, suffix -ache aden(o) aer(o) -algia angi(o) anteantiarteri(o) arthr(o) -ase audi(o) bradybronch(o) carcin(o) cardi, cardia, cardio -cele -centesis cephal(o) cerebr(o) cervic(o) chol(e) chondr(o) -coccus, -cocci meaning pain gland, glandular tissue air, with air, with oxygen, in gas pain blood vessel before, forward, in front of against artery joint enzyme hearing slow bronchial tube, bronchus cancer heart hernia, protrusion, tumor surgical puncture (aspiration of fluid) head cerebrum, brain neck, cervix bile, gall cartilage bacteria, organism example headache, backache, earache, toothache adenitis, adenotomy, adenoids, adenocarcinoma aerobic, aerate, aerosol, aerocele gastralgia, neuralgia, arthralgia, fibromyalgia angioplasty, angioma, angiogenesis antepartum, anteflexion, anteversion antihistamine, antiinflammatory, antipyretic arteriopathy, arteriosclerosis, arterial arthritis, arthrotomy, arthralgia protease, urease, amylase, lactase audiogram, auditory, audiology bradycardia, bradypnea, bradyphasia bronchoscope, bronchospasm, bronchitis carcinogen, carcinoma, carcinogenic cardiac, cardiotonic, cardiovascular, cardiopathy cystocele, meningocele, encephalocele amniocentesis, arthrocentesis, paracentesis cephalogram, cephalalgia, cephalic cerebrospinal, cerebral, cerebrovascular cervical, cervicectomy, cervicitis cholorrhea, cholecystogram, choleresis chondral, chondrotomy, hypochondriac pneumococcus, gonococcus, Page 1 of 7 Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health and U.S. National Library of Medicine Medical Terminology Medical Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes streptococci col(o) cortic(o) cost(o) crani(o) cyan(o) cyst(o) cyt(o) -cyte dentderm(o), dermat(o) dipl(o) dors(o) dys-ectomy -emia encephal(o) end(o)enter(o) epierythr(o) euextragastr(o) -genic ger(o) colon cortex rib skull,

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