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Lesson 1

Med Term Chapter 1 Intro

Latin / Greek medical terms Built from word parts (cardiology, tonsillectomy)
Eponyms Words based on a person's name
Modern English medical terms Words using modern English words (magnetic resonance imaging, irritable bowel syndrome)
Word root Foundation, main part of the word
Suffix Found at end of a medical term; includes conditions, diseases, procedures involving the word root
Prefix Found at beginning of medical term; often indicates abnormal conditions, numbers, positions, or times. Gives more detail to the term.
cardi heart
gastr stomach
hepat liver
rhin nose
cephal head
arthr joint
my muscle
oste bone
electr electricity
carcin cancer
ectomy surgical removal
itis inflammation
megaly enlarged
logy study of
gram record or picture
pathy disease
inter between
a without
dys abnormal, difficult, painful
sub below, underneath
bi two
post after
Created by: kducey