Medical Terminology Study Guide

Medical Terminology Study Guide Med Term  
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-ectomy
 
to remove
-ostomy
 
to make an opening
-tomy
 
to cut, incision
cyto-
 
cell
-meter
 
to count or measure
cyan-
 
blue
erythro-
 
red
-penia
 
decrease
-blast
 
embryonic cell
leuko
 
white
black
 
melano
instrument that records
 
graph
process of recording
 
graphy
file or picture
 
gram
tissue
 
histo
instrument that cuts or slices
 
-tome
first part of the small intestine
 
duodenem
inflammation
 
-itis
condition of or increase
 
hyper
brain
 
encephalo
head
 
cephalo
skull
 
cranio
previx for cancer
 
onc-
suffix for tumor
 
-oma
prefix for tumor
 
adeno
above or more than normal
 
hyper
below or less than normal
 
hypo
development of an organ
 
trophy
blood pressure
 
BP or tension
gland
 
lymph/o
prefix for fat or fatty
 
lip/o
meta:
 
next to
resembles:
 
oid
-plasm or plasia
 
formation
fx
 
fracture
EEG
 
electroencephalography
Ca
 
calcium
CA
 
cancer
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