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Med Term Chapter 1

A word root plus a special vowel is called? Combining Form
Does the word root change meaning according to suffixes and prefixes? No
What word part is always at the beginning of a word? Prefix
What word part is always at the end of a word? Suffix
What is a medical term that contains a prefix, suffix, and word root? compound medical term
What is the basic foundation of a medical term? Word Root
If the suffix begins with a vowel there is no need for a? Combining vowel
A medical term cannot end with a? Combining vowel
The prefix for heart is? Cardi-
The prefix for skin is? Dermat-
The suffix for urine is? -uria
The suffix for enlargment is? -megaly
What is the word part that is attached to the end of the word root? Suffix
What is the word part that is attached to the front of the word root? Prefix
What is the suffix meaning inflammation? -itis
What is the suffix meaning the study of? -ology
What is the suffix meaning pertaining to? -ic
What is the prefix meaning extremities? acro-
Prefixes, suffixes, and combining vowels are generally refferd to as? Word Parts
When defining medical words you start with what first? Suffix
What is usually the second part of the defin ition of a medical term? Prefix
The last word part or element to be defined when defining medical terms is the? Word root
When defining a medical term you basiclly read in what direction through it? Backwards
The definition of cardiomegaly? enlargment of the heart
The definition of cardiologist? One who specializes in the study of the heart
The definition of dysuria? Painful urination
The definition of cyanosis? Condition of blueness
The definition of carditis? Inflammation of the heart
The definition of acrodermatitis? Inflammation of the skin in the extremeties
The definition of dermatosis? Condition of the skin
The definition of dermatologist? One who specializes in the study of skin
The definition of leukocytopenia? Decrease in white blood cells
A word part that is an o, sometimes an i? Combining vowel
Created by: tyler.heck
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