Medical terms Suffix and Prefix

Report
WORD ANALYSIS
1- Suffix ( at the end of the word) 
HEMAT/O/LOGY 
Root
suffix
(blood)
(combining vowel) (study of)
ELCTR/O/CARDI/O/GRAM 
root
root
electricity heart
CV
suffix
record
CV
2-Combining Form(Vowel usually
(o)
Therm o meter 
root (combining)=(heat/temperature) 
Cardi-o-gram


root (combining) suffix
(heart)
(record) 
Electr o
cardi o
gram

Root (comb) root(comb) root 
(electricity)
(heart)
(gram)
WORD ANALYSIS
Suffix
and
Prefix
Word Root 3- 
Gastro
Root 
(stomach) 
More than one root: 
Gastr-o-enter-o-logy 
root
root
(stomach)(intestines) 
Oste – itis 
root suffix
(bone) (inflammation)
Aden- oma
root
suffix(at the end of the word)
(gland) (tumour)
3- Epigastric
Transgastric
prefix (above)
prefix ( across)
4- Suffix ( at the end of the word.
Gastritis
Gastric (suffix)
(inflammation)
(pertaining to)
SUB- GASTR –IC
prefix root suffix
(below) (stomach) (pertaining
to)
Terms using –logy(study of)
Dermatology
Cardiology
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Gynecology
Hematology
Neurology
Study of the skin 
Study of the heart 
Study of endocrine glands 
Study of stomach & intestine 
Study of women& their diseases 
Study of blood 
Study of the nerves & the brain 
and spinal cord
• Oncollogy
malignant disease
• Ophthalmolology
• Pathology
• Psycology
disorder
• Rhematology
• Cytology
Study of tumours (cancerous or
Study of the eye
Study of disease
Study of the mind &mental
Study of joint diseases
Study of blood cells
GASTR/O/SCOPE 
Combining form
(stomach)
suffix
(instrument to visually examine)
. GASTR/IC
(Root)
(suffix)
(stomach) (pertaining to)
.CARDI/AC
Root
suffix
(heart) (pertaining to)
Word Basic Structure
Hematoma : a mass blood trapped
in tissues of the skin or in an
organ.
lapar\o abdomen laparotomy\
large incision of the abdomen.
Nephr\o kidney \ nephrectomy
removal of the kidney.
suffixes
 al pertaining to neural pertaining to nervous
 Algia pain arthralgia pain in the joins.
 Cyte cell leukocyte white blood cells
 Ectomy, cutting out, removal, excision.
 Emia, blood condition leukemia cancer in the white
blood cells
 ia condition cephagia headache
 ism, condition\ process, hyperthyroidism, excessive
secretes of the hormone thyroxine.
 Logy study of
biology
 Logist specialist in the study of neurologist
 Opsy to view biopsy \remove living tissue for
subsequent viewing under a microscope.
 Osis abnormal condition nephrosis abnormal
condition of the kidney.
Painful of small intestines 
Under the liver 
Across the skin

similar documents