One gets confused and at times frightened by the terminology used by Neuro Specialists.
Neurological disorders are frightening by themselves.
To help people understand the medical lingo of some common terms used by Neurologists, I am furnishing simple meanings of these terms.
PREFIX MEANING ab- away from acou- hear act- do, act ad-, aff- to aden- gland aer- air, gas alg- pain alve- tough ambi- both sides andr- man angi- blood vessel, duct ante- before anti- against, counter arachn- spider arch- beginning, origin arthr- joint articul- joint audi- hearing aur- ear ax-, axon- axis bar- weight bi- two, double blast- bud brachi- arm brady- slow capit- head cata- down caud- tail cell- cell, room centr- center cephal- head cerv- neck chord- string, cord chro- color chron- time contra- against, counter corpus- body crani- skull cry- cold cut- skin dendr- tree dent- tooth derm- skin dors- back dys- bad, improper PREFIX MEANING ect- outside electr- amber encephal- brain end- inside epi- upon, after esthe- feel, perceive eu- good, normal exo- outside extra- outside of, beyond fibr- fibrous, fibers glom- little ball gloss- tongue graph- write, scratch hemi- half hyper- above, beyond, extreme hypno- sleep hypo- below, under inflamm- setting on fire infra- beneath inter- among, between intra- inside lingu- tongue medi- middle mega- large meningo- membrane mes- middle meta- beyond micro- small multi- many ophthalm- eye para- beside, beyond peri- around phag- eat phon- sound phot- light poly- many proprio- self, one's own resti- rope retro- backwards somat- body spondyl - vertebra sub- under, below supra- above syringo- pipe, tube tel- end
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