Human Anatomical Terminology-g

Human Anatomical Terminology-g - Human Anatomical...

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Human Anatomical Terminology – Essential Components 1. Prefixes Indicating Location, Direction, and Tendency Prefix Meaning Example____________________________ Ab- from, away abnormal - away from normal Ad- to, near, toward adrenal - near the kidney Ante- before antepartum - before delivery of child Brady- slow bradycardia - slow heart beat Brev- short brevity - in a short time Circum- around circumocular - around the eye Co- with, together coordinate - work together Con- with, together congenital - with birth Contra- against contraindicated - not indicated Counter- against counterirritant - against irritation Dis- apart from disarticulated - taking a joint apart Ect- outside ectonuclear - outside the nucleus End- within endocardium - membrane lining inner heart Epi- upon, on top of epidermis - upon the skin Ex- out from exhalation - breathe out Hypo- under, lower hypodermic - under the skin Hyper- above, higher hyperactive - higher level activity Im- not immature - not mature In- not incurable - not curable Infra- under, below infrapatellar - below the knee Peri- around pericardium - sac around the heart Post- after postmortem - after death Pre- before prenatal - before birth Pro- before prognosis - a fore-knowing Super- above, on top superciliary - above the eyebrow Supra- above, on top suprapubic - above the pubic bone Sym- with, together symphony - sounds played together Syn- with, together synarthrosis - union of bones
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