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Chapter 1 Review

TermDefinition
Glossitis Inflammation of the tongue
Sublingual Pertaining to under the tongue
Decodable Terms Terms that can be broken into their Greek and Latin word parts and given a working definition based on the meanings of those word parts.
Combining Form Word root with its respective combining vowel.
Word Root Word Origin
Combining Vowel A letter sometimes used to join word parts. Usually an 'o' but occasionally an 'e' or 'i'
Suffix Word part that appears at the end of a term. Used to determine if the term is anatomic, pathologic, or procedural
Prefix Word part that sometimes appears at the beginning of a term. Used to define the absence, location, number, quantity, or state of the term.
Nondecodable Term Words used in medicine whose definitions must be memorized without the benefit of word parts.
Cataract Waterfall
Sequela Condition that results from an injury or disease. referred to in coding as a late effect.
Acute Describes an abrupt, severs onset to a disease. actually means sharp.
Chronic Developing slowly and lasting for a long time
Manifestation Outward demonstration or perception. Signs and symptoms are ______ of diseases.
Eponyms Terms named after a person or place associated with the terms. Examples: Alzheimer's Disease; Achilles Tendon
Acronyms Abbreviations that are also pronounceable. Examples: CABG; TURP
Hepatitis Inflammation of the liver
Otology Study of the ear
Rhinoplasty Surgical formation of the nose
Noun Endings Most often used to describe anatomical terms
-icle, -ole, and -ule small, tiny
-is structure, thing
-um structure, thing, membrane
-y condition, process of
-algia pain
-emia blood condition
-ia condition
-itis inflammation
-malacia softening
-oma tumor, mass
-pathy disease process
-ptosis prolapse, drooping
-rrhea discharge, flow
-sclerosis abnormal condition of hardening
-spasm sudden, involuntary contraction
-stenosis abnormal condition of narrowing
Root Operation Then goal of the procedure
Approach Method of access to the procedure site
-centesis surgical puncture
-desis binding
-ectomy cutting out
-opsy viewing
-pexy suspension, fixation
-stomy making a new opening
-plasty surgically forming
-tripsy crushing
-graph instrument to record
-meter instrument to measure
-scope instrument to view
An- no, not, without
ante- forward, in front of, before
anti- against
dys- abnormal, difficult, painful
epi- above, upon
hyper- excessive, above
hypo- below, deficient
inter- between
intra- within
neo- new
per- through
poly- many, much, excessive, frequent
trans- through, across
Created by: And4987