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Mod 1-9 Medical Terminology basics

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

Root   foundation of the word; each term can have more than one  
suffix   the end of the word  
combining vowel   links the root to the suffix, or the root to another root; most common vowel used is 'o'.  
Where do you start reading the medical term?   start at the suffix and then go back t the beginning of the term.  
When the suffix beings with a vowel, like '-itis', you need to ____________   drop the 'o'  
If the terms contains two or more roots, related to parts of the body, what is the determining factor of which root comes first in the term?   Anatomic position often determines which root comes first. Example the stomach receives food first, before the small intestines; hence gastroenterology.  
Combining form   combination of the root word & combining vowel  
Prefix   word beginning  
Most medical terms are derived from _________ and _________ roots.   Greek & Latin  


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