Medical Terminology Chp 3 Prefixes Flashcards


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1

The prefix dys- means

a. different

b. without

c. good

d. difficult

d. difficult

2

The prefix contra- means:

a. against

b. false

c. together

d. fight

a. against

3

The prefix eu- in the term eupnea means:

a. large

b. deficient

c. excessive

d. good

d. good

4

In the term premenstrual, the prefix pre- means:

a. start

b. before

c. cease

d. after

b. before

5

The prefix para- means

a. within

b. backwards

c. between

d. beside

d. beside

6

In the term anicteric, the prefix an- means:

a. opposite

b. without

c. separate

d. cut apart

b. without

7

The medical term epigastric means pertaining to the region __________ the stomach.

a. above

b. around

c. below

d. beside

a. above

8

The term intermediary means pertaining to occurring __________ two periods of time.

a. within

b. multiple

c. between

d. separate

c. between

9

The prefix supra- means above and:

a. very near

b. beyond

c. large

d. straight up

b. beyond

10

The prefix ambi- means

a. many

b. double

c. one

d. both

d. both

11

The prefix milli- means:

a. one-thousandth

b. one-thousand

c. one-hundred

d. one million

a. one-thousandth

12

The prefix oligo- means

a. scanty

b. many

c. different

d. both

a. scanty

13

You are asked to concentrate on your school work. This means you should get ______ studying.

a. onto

b. points for

c. involved in

d. with

d. with

14

The prefix con- mean together or, as in the term concentration, it means:

a. alone

b. higher

c. beyond

d. with

d. with

15

What word means pertaining to outside the eye?

a. endo-ocular

b. extraocular

c. ecto-ocular

d. periocular

b. extraocular

16

What is the meaning of the prefix bi- as in the term bifurcate?

a. two

b. between

c. divide

d. forward

a. two

17

The prefix hypo- means

a. between

b. outside

c. below

d. above

c. below

18

Circum- is a prefix which means:

a. incise

b. sail

c. around

d. through

c. around

19

The prefix pseudo- means

a. abnormal

b. false

c. all

d. difficult

b. false

20

Parasternal means pertaining to _________ the sternum.

a. through

b. beside

c. with

d. in place of

b. beside

21

The prefix in afebrile means:

a. after

b. without

c. before

d. during

b. without

22

The man was diagnosed with bradypnea which means his breathing is:

a. absent

b. irregular

c. fast

d. slow

d. slow

23

-brady

slow

24

-pnea

breathing

25

What is the meaning of the prefix nulli-?

a. wrong

b. bad

c. many

d. none

d. none

26

The term polydactyly means pertaining to _________ fingers or toes.

a. many

b. hidden

c. lack of

d. plastic

a. many

27

The prefix hemi- means

a. two

b. half

c. quarter

d. three

b. half

28

The prefix epi- does not mean

a. upon

b. backward

c. over

d. above

b. backward