Flashcards in Introduction to Healthcare Terminology Deck (50)
Abbreviations that are also pronounceable
Evaluation of a patient's signs, symptoms, and history.
An objective finding of a disease state
An abrupt, severe onset to a disease
Terms that are named after a person or a place associated with the term. Ex: Alzheimer disease
word parts that appear at the end of some terms. Used to indicate whether the term is an anatomic, pathologic, diagnostic, or therapeutic intervention term.
Developing slowly and lasting for a long time. (Chron/o means time)
Terms that do not have word parts that can be used to assemble a definition. Must be memorized without the benefit of word parts.
A subjective report of a disease state
Word root with its respective combining vowel
word parts that appear at the beginning of some terms. Used to further define absence, location, number, quantity, or state of the term.
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.