Med Term Ch 1

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Word Root
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Foundation of the word that contains its main meaning
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Combining Form
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Created when a root word is combined with a vowel, known as a combining vowel (usually and O or an I)
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Suffix
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Word element at the end of a word, changes the meaning of a medical word. Usually an indication of a pathology, condition, symptom, therapeutic or diagnostic procedure or part of speech
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Prefix
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Word element at the beginning of a word, usually an indication of a number, time, position, measurement, direction, or negation.
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3 steps for defining medical words
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Define Suffix, define first part of word (WR, CF, or prefix), define the middle part of the word
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3 rules for building medical words
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1. A WR links a suffix that begins with a vowel 2. A CF links a suffix that begins with a consonant 3. A CF links a root to another root to form a compound word (holds true even if the next root begins with a vowel, gastr/o/intestin/al
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Perienteritis
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Inflammation of the intestine
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enter/o
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intestine
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cutaneous
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pertaining to the skin
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Macron
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Indicates a long vowel sound
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hepat/o
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liver
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nephr/o
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kidney
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stomatitis
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inflammation of the mouth
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lymphedema
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Swelling and accumulation of tissue fluid
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anemia
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Blood condition caused by a decrease in red blood cells
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neoplasm
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New tissue growth
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Word part used to link with suffix, -itis
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Root
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Grammatical Suffix
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Suffix type that forms parts of speech
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Part of speech created with suffixes: -ary, -ic, -ior
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Adjective
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Pathological
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Suffix type that describes an abnormal condition or disease
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Suffix type of -tomy
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Surgical
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Fornices is an example of this word form
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Plural
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Suffix type used in the term colonoscopy
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Diagnostic

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