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Pathophysiology Exam 1
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01/24/2011

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Term
A
Definition
absence of (asymptomatic)
Term
Ad
Definition
towards, near
Term
adeno
Definition
gland
Term
adreno
Definition
adrenal gland
Term
ambi
Definition
both
Term
ana
Definition
up
Term
ante
Definition
before
Term
anti
Definition
against
Term
angi/angio
Definition
blood vessel
Term
arterio
Definition
artery
Term
arthro
Definition
joint
Term
audio
Definition
hearing
Term
auto
Definition
self
Term
bacterio
Definition

pertaining to a microorganism, parasite or pathogen

Term
bi
Definition
two
Term
bili
Definition
pertaining to bile
Term
brachy
Definition
short
Term
brady
Definition
slow
Term
broncho
Definition
bronchus of lung
Term
cardio
Definition
heart
Term
cephalo
Definition
head
Term
chole
Definition
bile
Term
Cholecyst
Definition
gall bladder
Term
chondro
Definition
cartilage 
Term
col
Definition
colon
Term
colpo
Definition
cervix
Term
costo
Definition
rib
Term
cranio
Definition
skull
Term
cyst
Definition
urinary bladder
Term
dent
Definition
teeth
Term
derma
Definition
skin
Term

Duodeno                

Definition
     duodenum
Term
dys
Definition
bad, difficult, painful
Term
Encephalo       
Definition
head
Term
endo
Definition
within
Term
entero
Definition
intestine
Term
exo
Definition
out, away from
Term
gastro
Definition
stomach
Term
heme, hemato
Definition
blood
Term
hepato
Definition
liver
Term
herio
Definition
rupture
Term
hernio
Definition
pertaining to a protrusion of a part through tissues
Term
hyper
Definition
above, beyond, excessive
Term
hypo
Definition
below, under, deficient
Term
hystero
Definition
hysteria, uterus
Term
Ileo
Definition
ileum
Term
jejuno
Definition
jejunum
Term
kerato
Definition
cornea of eye
Term
keratin
Definition

protein of nails, hair

Term
lapara
Definition
loin
Term
laryng
Definition
larynx
Term
latero
Definition
side
Term
leuko
Definition
having to do with white corpuscles
Term
lith
Definition
stone
Term
lymph
Definition
watery fluid from glands
Term
mast
Definition
breast
Term
menor
Definition

having to do with menses

Term
meso
Definition
middle
Term
metra
Definition
uterus
Term
myelo
Definition

bone marrow, spinal column

Term
myo
Definition
muscle
Term
necro
Definition
dead
Term
nephro
Definition
kidney
Term
neuro
Definition
nerves
Term
oculo
Definition
eye
Term
oophor
Definition
ovary 
Term
olig
Definition
decreased
Term
Ophthalmo
Definition
eye
Term
opto
Definition
vision
Term
orchio
Definition
testicle 
Term
os
Definition
bone or an opening
Term
osteo
Definition
bone
Term
oto
Definition
ear
Term
patho
Definition
disease
Term
phlebo
Definition
vein
Term
physio
Definition
relating to nature, body processes
Term
Pneumo
Definition
lung or air
Term
pseudo
Definition
fake
Term
pulmo
Definition
lung
Term
procto
Definition
rectum
Term
psych
Definition
sole or mind
Term
Pyelo   
Definition
pelvis of kidney
Term
pyo
Definition
puss
Term
renal
Definition
kidneys
Term
retro
Definition
backwards
Term
rhino
Definition
nose
Term
sacro
Definition
sacrum
Term
Salpingo
Definition
tube, fallopian tube
Term
spleno
Definition
something to do with the spleen
Term
tachy
Definition
swift or rapid
Term
teno
Definition
tendon
Term
thoraco
Definition
chest
Term
thyro
Definition
thyroid gland
Term
tonsillar 
Definition
pertaining to tonsil
Term
tracheo 
Definition
trachea or windpipe
Term
Uretero                       
Definition
 ureters, tubes from kidneys to bladder
Term
urino
Definition
urine or urinary tract
Term
vaso
Definition
blood vessels 
Term
ventro
Definition
abdomen
Term
vesico
Definition
urinary bladder
Term
algia
Definition
pain
Term
asthenia
Definition
weakness
Term
biotic
Definition
living matter
Term
blast
Definition
immature cell
Term
cele
Definition
tumor cyst, hernia
Term
centesis
Definition
surgical puncture
Term
cide
Definition
causing death
Term
cyte
Definition
cell
Term
desis
Definition
surgical fixation
Term
ectomy
Definition
removal of
Term
emia
Definition
blood
Term
esthesia
Definition
sensation, feeling
Term
gene, genic
Definition
production, orgin
Term
gram
Definition
a tracing or mark
Term
graph
Definition
a writing or record
Term
itis
Definition
inflammation 
Term
ize
Definition
to treat by special method
Term
litho
Definition
stone
Term
lysis
Definition
setting free, destruction 
Term
malacia
Definition
softening
Term
megaly
Definition
enlargement, hypertrophy
Term
meter
Definition
measure
Term
oid
Definition
form, shape, resemblance 
Term
ology
Definition
study of/ science of
Term
oma
Definition
tumor
Term
opsy
Definition
to view
Term
orrhaphy
Definition
repair of
Term
osis
Definition
process, condition of
Term
otomy
Definition
incision, cutting into 
Term
pathy
Definition
disease
Term
penia
Definition
lack of, deficiency of
Term
pexy
Definition
fastening, fixation
Term
phasia
Definition
to speak
Term
phagia
Definition
to eat
Term
plasty
Definition
to shape, mold, surgically repair
Term
pnea
Definition
to breath
Term
poiesis
Definition
formation
Term
ptosis
Definition
drooping
Term
rrhagia
Definition
flow
Term
rhaphy
Definition

a suturing a stitching

Term
rhea
Definition
flow or discharge
Term
rrhage/rrhagia  
Definition
bursting forth
Term
scope
Definition
instrument for examining
Term
scopy
Definition
see/examine
Term
stasis
Definition

standing still, control, stopping

Term
staxia
Definition
control, stopping
Term
stomy
Definition
to form an opening
Term
tome
Definition
instrument to cut
Term
tomy
Definition
incision 
Term
tripsy
Definition
crushing
Term
trophy
Definition
nourishment 
Term
uria
Definition
urine
Term
Abd
Definition
abdomen
Term
ABO
Definition
the main blood group
Term
ac
Definition
before meals
Term
ADL
Definition
activity of daily living
Term
ad lib
Definition
as desired
Term
adm
Definition
admitted
Term
AM
Definition
morning
Term
Amb
Definition
ambulatory 
Term
amt
Definition
amount
Term
approx
Definition
approximately 
Term
bid
Definition
twice daily
Term
BM
Definition
bowel movement
Term
BP
Definition
blood pressure
Term
BRP
Definition
bathroom privileges 
Term
c
Definition
with
Term
C
Definition
celcius
Term
CBC
Definition
complete blood count
Term
c/o
Definition
complains of
Term
DAT
Definition
diet as tolerated
Term
dc
Definition
discontinue or discharge
Term
drsg
Definition
dressing
Term
dx
Definition
diagnosis
Term
ECG (EKG)
Definition
electrocardiogram 
Term
F
Definition
Fahrenheit 
Term
fld
Definition
fluid
Term
GI
Definition
gastrointestinal
Term
gtt
Definition
drops
Term
H (hr)
Definition
Hour
Term
H2O
Definition
water
Term
hs
Definition
bedtime
Term
I&O
Definition
intake and output
Term
IV
Definition
intravenous
Term
LMP
Definition
last menstrual period 
Term
L
Definition
left
Term
meds
Definition
medication
Term
mL
Definition
milliliter
Term
mod
Definition
moderate
Term
neg
Definition
negative
Term
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Definition
NONE
Term
NPO (NBM)
Definition
nothing by mouth
Term
NS
Definition
normal saline
Term
O2
Definition
oxygen
Term
od or OD
Definition
right eye or over dose
Term
OOB
Definition
out of bed
Term
os
Definition
mouth or opening
Term
OS
Definition
left eye
Term
pc
Definition
after meals
Term
PE or PX
Definition
physical examination
Term
per
Definition
by or through
Term
PM
Definition
afternoon
Term
Po
Definition
by mouth
Term
Postop
Definition
postoperatively 
Term
preop
Definition
preoperatively
Term
prep
Definition
preparation 
Term
prn
Definition
when necessary
Term
q
Definition
every
Term
qd
Definition
everyday
Term
qh
Definition
every hour
Term
q2h
Definition
every 2 hours
Term
qhs
Definition
every bedtime
Term
qid
Definition
4 times a day
Term
R
Definition
right
Term
s with a line above
Definition
without
Term
stat
Definition
at once
Term
tid
Definition
three times a day
Term
TO
Definition
telephone order
Term
TPR
Definition
temperature pulse respirations
Term
Tr
Definition
tincture 
Term
VO
Definition
verbal order
Term
VS
Definition
vital signs
Term
WNL
Definition
within normal limits
Term
wt
Definition
weight
Term
>
Definition
greater than
Term
<
Definition
less than
Term
=
Definition
equal to
Term
Definition
increased
Term
Definition
decreased
Term
Definition
female
Term
Definition
male
Term
Definition
degree
Term
Ʒ
Definition
dram
Term
Definition