What are the four elements that may be used to form medical words?
word roots, suffixes, prefixes, combining forms
the main part or stem of a medical word is called a ?
what is the usual combining vowel?
what is a word ending called?
what is a word element located at the beginning of a word called
which should be defined first second and third.
1. suffix 2. prefix 3.middle
which should be defined first?
which should be defined second?
which should be defined third?
In medical words a _____is added to the end of a root or combining form to change its meaning
whenever you change the _____, the word takes on a new meaning.
A combining vowel is not used before a suffix that begins with a ______
to define a word, first define the ____
In medical terminology, a _____usually indicates a procedure, condition, disease, or part of speech.
many suffixes are derived from _______words
Greek or Latin words
Imaginary slices, or cuts, that divide the body into right & left, front & back, and upper & lower segments.
the foundation for all parts of the body
hollow spaces that contain an orderly arrangement of internal organs
groups of organs working together to perform various functions of the body
imaginary sections of the ABDOMINOPELVIC area that are located between the diaphragm & the pelvis
groups of cells working together to perform a specific function
the north, south, east, west of medical terminology
groups of tissues working together to perform a specific function
_______usually refer to size, shape direction, and location
______usually refer to procedures, conditions, and diseases, and sometimes parts of speech(noun or adj)
when a prefix or suffix are added to a medical term it _____________.
changes its meaning
The 4 rules for combining ROOTS, PREFIXES, AND SUFFIXES to build a medical term are________
1.the combining form of the root is usually used between the roots.
2.when combining a root with a suffix that begins with a consonant, the combining form of the root must be used to connect the suffix and root
3.when combining a root with a suffix that begins with a vowel, the combining form is not used
4. there will always be exceptions to these rules.
when combining word roots and one of the roots begins with a vowel, the combining vowel is retained.
when combining a root with a suffix that begins with a consonant, the _____________of the root must be used to connect the suffix and root.
combining form (o)
the combining form of the root is usually used between the ________
when combining a root with a suffix that begins with a vowel, the _____is______used.
the combining form is not used
when combining word roots and one of the roots begins with a vowel, the______________
the combining vowel is retained
what is a vowel
a, e, i, o, u and y
suffixes identify a medical term as a _______.
noun or an adjective
prefixes are added at the ______of word roots
suffixes are added at the _____of word roots
prefixes can identify ______, _________, and ______or ________
location, color, and number or amount
how do you analyze medical terms?(parts in what order)
identify the root, prefix, suffix and their meanings
what 4 things do you need to identify when analyzing medical terms?
you need to identify the word root, prefix, suffix, and their meanings
how is the process of analyzing and identifying medical terms helpful in medical billing & coding?
If you know what the medical term means then you can read & understand medical reports. You know what treatments & procedures are/mean.
How do you define medical terms?
to define you start with the meaning of the suffix, the prefix next, and the root last.
most medical terms are FORMED in which way
if there is a prefix it goes first, word root in the middle, and suffix last.
element added to the end of a word to form another word
syllable(s) put before a word to qualify its meaning
speech sound made without obstructing the flow of air
a, e, i, o, u, and y
indicating a person, place, or thing
letter other than a vowel or the sound it represents
more than one
four categories of commonly used prefixes
general, negative, numerical, problem or disease
root + word + combining vowel =
usually a part of the combining form either added or dropped when the combining form , a word root, is merged with another combining form or suffix
created when a root is combined with a vowel
a word that describes a noun (person, place, or thing)
suffixes can be divided into 3 parts:
general, disease, abnormal condition
main part of the word
word root + "o" or another vowel
when you have the name of the condition its a ____