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greek word roots
used to build words that describe a disease, condition, treatment, or diagnosis (a problem of cure)
a word element attached to the beginning of a word or word root changing the meaning of the word
how to define a medical word
define the suffix, define the prefix, then define the middle part of the word
types of suffixes
surgical; diagnostic; pathological and related; adjective, noun, or diminutive suffix
denotes a procedure or test performed to identify the cause and nature of an illness
adjective, noun, or diminutive suffixes
these identify, describe, or provide smaller versions of a word
positron emission tomography (PET Scan)
records positive charged particles in the brain and nervous system
single photon emission comuted tomography (SPECT Scan)
combination of CT Scan and radioactive material injected into bloodstream to track blood flow to tissue
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