What is medical art! It is considered one of the must-have items of a doctor, as it will provide you with the most accurate descriptive elements, helping your colleague to understand what you write.
This section was developed for 'speed learning' of medical terminology. Start by reviewing the meanings for a block of medical terms, and then go back and choose a previous term randomly and try to recall the meaning of that particular medical term before hovering over the term to determine the answer
a- no; not; without an- no; not; without ab- away from abdomin/o abdomen -ac pertaining to acanth/o spiny; thorny acar/o mites acetabul/o acetabulum (hip socket) acous/o hearing acoust/o hearing, sound
acr/o extremities; top; extreme point acromi/o acromion (extension of shoulder bone) actin/o light acu/o sharp; severe; sudden -acusis hearing ad- toward -ad toward aden/o gland adenoid/o adenoids adip/o fat adren/o adrenal gland adrenal/o adrenal gland aer/o air af- toward agglutin/o clumping; sticking together -agogue producer, leader -agon to assemble; gather agora- marketplace -agra excessive pain -al pertaining to alb/o white albin/o white albumin/o albumin (protein) alges/o sensitivity to pain -algesia sensitivity to pain -algia pain all/o other alveol/o alveolus; air sac; small sac ambi- around, on both sides, about ambly/o dim; dull amphi- around, on both sides -amine nitrogen compound ammon/o ammonium amni/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo) amyl/o starch an/o anus -an pertaining to ana- up; apart; backward; again; anew andr/o male aneurysm/o aneurysm (widening of blood vessel) angi/o vessel (blood) anis/o unequal ankyl/o stiff ante- before; forward anter/o front anthrac/o coal anthr/o antrum of the stomach anti- against anxi/o uneasy; anxious aort/o aorta (largest artery) -apheresis removal aphth/o ulcer apo- off; away aponeur/o aponeurosis (type of tendon) append/o appendix appendic/o appendix aque/o water -ar pertaining to arachn/o spider -arche beginning arsenic/o arsenic arter/o artery arteri/o artery arteriol/o arteriole (small artery) arthr/o joint -arthria articulate (speak distinctly) articul/o joint -artresia closure, occlusion atreto- closed, lacking an opening -ary pertaining to asbest/o asbestos -ase enzyme aspir/o removal -assay to examine, analyze -asthenia lack of strength astr/o star, star-shaped aque/o water atel/o incomplete ather/o plaque (fatty substance) -ation process; condition atri/o atrium (upper heart chamber) atmo- steam, vapor audi/o hearing audit/o hearing aur/o ear auricul/o ear auscult/o to listen aut/o self; own aut- self; own auto- self; own aux/o growth, acceleration axill/o armpit axi/o axis azot/o urea; nitrogen