Short on time? Check your knowledge of a few common medical word roots by solving this fun mini crossword.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Medical Language
What’s the difference between arthritis and arthralgia? The answer is in the suffix. Knowing even a few suffixes can unlock the meaning of many terms.
Medical eponyms are diseases named after a person or place such as Ebola virus, named after a river in Zaire where an outbreak of Ebola occurred in 1976.
Find out how many eponyms are already in your vocabulary and perhaps learn a couple more.
Are you limited on time, but looking for a fun challenge? Solve the Medical Prefixes Mini Crossword; you’ll be reminded of what prefixes are and how they are used.
How often have you seen students overwhelmed by the number of word parts they need to memorize in a short period of time?
Read this article on how you can help them effectively use the ‘old fashioned’ paper flashcard method to learn word parts and save time doing it.
Homonyms – terms that sound alike but have a different meaning, for example, two, too, and to, or in medical language, ileum and ilium. They can be confusing. Misuse may cause harm and at the very least be embarrassing. Take care in their use. Check out the post for guidelines.