Diya
Diya
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MEDICAL TERMS 1. Abrasion: A cut or scrape that typically isn’t serious. 2. Abscess: A tender, fluid-filled pocket that forms in tissue, usually due to infection. 3. Acute: Signifies a condition that begins abruptly and is sometimes severe, but the duration is short. 4. Benign: Not cancerous. 5. Biopsy: A small sample of tissue that’s taken for testing. 6. Chronic: Signifies a recurring, persistent condition like heart disease. 7. Contusion: A bruise. 8. Edema: Swelling caused by fluid accumulation. 9. Epidermis: The outer layer of the skin. 10. Fracture: Broken bone or cartilage. 11. Hypertension: High blood pressure. 12. Inpatient: A patient who requires hospitalization. 13. Intravenous: Indicates medication or fluid that’s delivered by vein. 14. Malignant: Indicates the presence of cancerous cells. 15. Outpatient: A patient who receives care without being admitted to a hospital. MEDICAL PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES 16. A-, an-: Lack of or without. 17. Dys-: Abnormal, difficult, or painful. 18. -ectomy: Surgical removal of something. 19. -itis: Signifies inflammation. 20. -lysis: Decomposition, destruction, or breaking down. 21. -ology: The study of a particular concentration. 22. -pathy: Disease or disease process. 23. Poly-: Many. 24. -plasty: Surgical repair. 25. Pseudo-: False or deceptive, usually in regards to appearance. 26. Retro-: Behind or backward. MEDICAL ROOT WORDS 27. Cardi/o: Related to the heart. 28. Derm/a/o, dermat/o: Pertaining to the skin. 29. Encephal/o: Related to the brain. 30. My/o: Related to muscle. 31. Gastr/o: Related to the stomach. 32. Hemat/o: Pertaining to blood. 33. Oste/o: Related to bone. 34. Pulmon/o: Refers to the lungs. 35. Stasis: Slowing or stopping the flow of a bodily fluid. MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS 27. Cardi/o: Related to the heart. 28. Derm/a/o, dermat/o: Pertaining to the skin. 29. Encephal/o: Related to the brain. 30. My/o: Related to muscle. 31. Gastr/o: Related to the stomach. 32. Hemat/o: Pertaining to blood. 33. Oste/o: Related to bone. 34. Pulmon/o: Refers to the lungs. 35. Stasis: Slowing or stopping the flow of a bodily fluid.

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