Medical Terminology Quiz on Suffixes
Medical suffixes are attached at the end of a medical word root to change its meaning. Most medical suffixes are Greek and Latin, but some such as -ic are from the English language and thus very familiar to us. Suffixes indicate medical tests, and conditions, procedures.
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Medical prefixes are added to the beginning of a word root to modify its meaning.
- plasia means development
- add the prefix hyper meaning excessive to create hyperplasia
- now it means excessive development
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Definitions from Exploring Medical Language 10th Edition
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First used to describe the syndrome in 1956
Rhabdomyolysis is being used more often lately; moreover, it’s a great example of how word parts are used to create a medical term. For these two reasons, it seems a good time to take a closer look at this interesting word.
When studying obstetrics and neonatology, students often have questions about combining forms relating to childbirth.
Recently in class, we looked at the following combining forms and their definitions:
nat/o – birth
par/o, part/o – bear, give birth to, labor, childbirth
puerper/o – childbirth Read more >>
Use the cartoon and clues to find the answer.
Cartoon by Brian Brooksleeding
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If you liked this cartoon word jumble you might like to try others. It is a fun, fast way to review a medical term.
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