Flashcards in Medical Terminology Chapter 1 & 2 Deck (94)
is the foundation of a medical term and contains it primary meaning
is created when a word root is combined with a vowel
a word element placed at the end of a word that alters its meaning
a word element attached to the beginning of a word or word root
the word root in medical terms are in what two languages?
Latin or Greek
what is the vowel known as the combining vowel?
what does the suffix describe?
a pathology (disease or abnormality), symptom, surgical or diagnostic procedure or part of speech
what do prefixes indicate ?
a number, time, position, direction or negation
how should you define medical terms?
last thing first, first thing second, middle at the end
above normal, excessive
What are the four types of suffixes?
diagnostic, pathological, and related
grammatical and diminutive
singular and plural
Surgical suffixes describe what ?
a type of invasive procedure performed on a body part
excision removal (surgical suffix)
surgical puncture (surgical suffix)
crushing (surgical suffix)
separation; destruction; loosening (surgical suffix)
to break; surgical fracture (surgical suffix)
fixation of an organ (surgical suffix)
suture (surgical suffix)
surgical repair (surgical suffix)
forming an opening (surgical suffix)
binding; fixation of a bone or joint (surgical suffix)
INSTRUMENT to cut with
instrument to cut bone
incision (surgical suffix)