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Intro- Chapt 5

Medical Terminology- building, decoding med terms

What is a word root? The basic meaning of the medical term. Usually indicates a body part.
What is a prefix? Word part used at the beginning of the word. Describes, modifies, or limits the term.
What is a suffix? The word ending. Changes the meaning of the word. ALL medical terms have a suffix.
What is the combining vowel? The vowel that connects word roots together. Usually the letter "O".
What is the combining form? The word root plus the combining vowel, used to help pronounce certain words.
In what order do you "read" a medical term? Suffix, prefix, word root(s).
Which vowel is used most often in a combining form? o
List the 4 main word parts in a medical term. Prefix, suffix, combining form, word root.
What is the suffix in the word "cardiology"? ology
What is the prefix in the word "intracranial"? intra
Identify the word root in "cardiomyopathy"? cardio, myo
Define "blepharospasm". Involuntary contraction of the eyelid.
Define "hepatonephritis". Inflamation of the liver and kidneys.
Define "rhinoplasty". Surgical repair of the nose.
Define "adenocarcinoma". Tumor of a gland containing cancer.
Define "ovariohysterectomy". Surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus.
Define "hemigastrectomy". Surgical removal of half of the stomach.
Define "endocardial". Pertaining to inside the heart.
Define "ophthalmomyitis". Inflamation of the eye muscle.
Define "cholecystogram". Record/picture of the gallbladder and bladder.
Do all medical terms have prefixes? No
Do all medical terms have suffixes? Yes
Build a term that means "inflammation of a joint". arthritis
Build a terms that means "surgical incision into the stomach and intestines". gastroenterotomy
Build a term that means "any disease of a vessel". angiopathy
Build a term that mean "a specialist in the study of the eye". ophthalmologist
Created by: Edge15