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QUIZ: Can you name the meanings of Common Medical Prefixes?

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PrefixMeaningExample
circum-circumduction
post-postcibal
anti-antidote
bio-biology
rube-rubella
glauc/oglaucoma
eosin/oeosinphil
primi-primigravida
eu-eupnea
erythr/oerythrocyte
ex-exhale
dia- diagnosis
hypo-hypoglycemia
meso-mesoderm
jaund/ojaundice
contra-contraindication
dis-dislocation
tri-triceps
epi-epigastric
quadri-quadriplegia
milli-milliliter
exo- exogenous
auto-autograft
syn-syndrome
con-congenital
hyperhyperemesis
intra-intravenous
PrefixMeaningExample
brady-bradycardia
juxta-juxta-articular
subsubcutaneous
dys-dyspnea
tachy-tachycardia
endo-endoscope
an-anethesia
homeo-homeostatsis
hydro-hydrocephalus
poli/opoliomyelitis
semi-semi concious
homo-homogenesis
non-noninvasive
meta-metacarpals
infra-infraorbital
de-descend
melan/omelanoma
trans-transurethral
leuk/oleukoplakia
mono-monocyte
ab-aberrant
uni-uninuclear
pan-pancarditis
purpur/opurpura
ante-antecubital
idio-idosyncrasy
hemi-hemiplegia
PrefixMeaningExample
alb-albino
bi-bicuspid
para-paracervical
hyp-hypoxemia
per-percussion
im-impotence
in-incomptent/inborn
hetero-heterogenous
cyan/ocyanoderma
ultra-ultrasound
cirrh/ocirrhosis
pseudopseudoanorexia
ambi-ambidextrous
extra-extrahepatic
peri-perianal
multi-multipara
ad-adduct
xanth/oxanthoderma
chlor/ochlorophyll
inter-intercostal
albin/oalbinism
retro-retrocecal
re-reactivate
ecto-ectopic
sym-sympathetic
pre-precordial
a-apnea

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