Medical Terminology

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TTJackson7588
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Medical Terminology
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2013-10-13 01:41:07
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How are medical terms made?
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  1. Acronyms
    First letters of a group of words

    EX: HIV= Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  2. Eponyms
    From people's names

    EX: "Pap Smear" = Dr. Papanicalaou
  3. Word Parts
    From Latin and Gree
  4. By learning word parts, we can:
    *Analyze and define medical terms

    *Synthesize medical terms
  5. Word Root
    *Fundamental meaning of term

    *At least one in every time

    *Frequently WR is hidden
  6. Suffix
    *End of term

    *Modifies the term

    *May have nonsense suffix (no meaning)
  7. Prefix
    *At the beginning of term

    *Modifies the term 

    *Not all terms have a prefix
  8. Combining Vowel
    *Usually an "O", may be an "I"

    *Used to ease pronunciation

    • Therm = Heat         Meter = To Measure
    • Therm/Meter   or    Therm/O/Meter?
  9. Do you use a combining vowel if the suffix starts with a vowel?
    No
  10. Do you use a combining vowel if the suffix starts with consonant?
    Yes
  11. Do you use a combining vowel if two word roots are together?
    Yes
  12. arthr/o
    joint
  13. hepat/o
    liver
  14. ven/o
    vein
  15. oste/o
    bone
  16. lip/o
    fat
  17. erythr/o
    red
  18. cyt/o
    cell
  19. my/o
    muscle
  20. intra-
    within
  21. sub-
    under
  22. -itis
    inflammation
  23. -ic
    pertaining to
  24. -ous
    pertaining to
  25. -pathy
    disease
  26. -oma
    tumor
  27. -ology
    the study of
  28. -cyte
    cell

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