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medical term connors
kidney (ex. renal means pertaining to the kidney
mouth (ex. oral means pertaining to the mouth
the foundation of a medical term and contains ts primary meaning
created when a word root is combined with a vowel. The vowel is usually 'o' but sometimes 'i'.
immune, immunity, safe
a word placed on the end that changes the meaning. In medical terminology a suffix usually descibes pathology (disease or abnormality), symptom, surgical or diagnostic procedure, or part of speech.
inflammation of the stomach
enlargement of the stomach
tumor of the stomach
inflammation of liver
enlargement of the liver
tumor of the liver
ade to the beginning of a word, however not all terms have a prefix
how do yu define a word?
1. define the suffix
2. define the fist part or the word (may be the root word or prefix)
3. define the middle parts of the word.
an = without
esthes = feeling
-ia = condition
anestesia is the conditon of not feeling
hyper = excessive, above normal
therm = heat
-ia = condition
hyperthemia is the condition of excessive heat
intra = in, within
muscul = muscle
-ar = pertaining to
intramuscular means pertaining to within the muscle
para = near, beside, beyond
nas = nose
-al = pertaining to
paranasal means pertaining to near the nose or the area around the nose
poly = many, much
ur = urine
polyuria is the conition of much urine
there are three rules for building medical words
what is rule #1?
A word root links a suffix that begins with a vowel
ex. hepat + -itis = hepatitis (inflammation of liver)
A combining form (root + o) links a suffix that begins with consonant.
ex. hepat/o + cyte = hepatocye (liver cell)
A combining form links a root to another root to form a compound word.
inflammation of the kidneys
fixation of a joint
inflammation of skin
specialist in teeth
excision of the stomch
inflammation of the cartilage
condition of the stomach
tumor of the bone