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Many terms frequently used in science and medicine are derived from latin words. By combining the root words with, prefixes and suffixes many of the meanings of the terms can be deciphered.

Use the following resources to better understand medical terms:

Medical Roots or Stems
Prefixes commonly used in medical terms
Suffixes commonly used in medical terms

Complete Glossary of Medical Root Words

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ulcer sore on the skin surface or on the stomach lining
ultraviolet radiation invisible rays that come from the sun
ureters two tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder
uretha narrow channel through which urine passes from the bladder out of the body
urinary retention the inability to empty the bladder

 

 

 

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