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Chapter 1 Medical Terms
Vocabulary, Word parts, singular/plural endings and rules for Medical Terminology
Basic unit of all living things.
Gel like fluid inside the cell
Largest structure within the cell, usually spherical and centrally located. It contains chromosomes for cellular reproduction and is the control center of the cell.
Group of similar cells that performs a specific function.
Two or more kinds of tissues that together perform special body functions.
Group of organs that work together to perform complex body functions.
Study of cells
Study of tissues
excessive development (number of cells)
Increase in the number of white blood cells
State of complete knowledge (identifying a disease)
State of before knowledge (prediction of the outcome of disease)
Study of causes (of diseases)
Produced by a physician (the unexpected results from a treatment prescribed by a physician)
Study of tumors (branch of medicine concerned with the study of malignant tumors)
Physician who studies and treats tumors.
Study of disease (branch of medicine dealing with the study of the causes of disease and death)
Physician who studies diseases
Treatment of cancer with a radioactive substance, x-ray, or radiation
One who administers radiation therapy
Science of dealing with x-rays and other radiologic technology for the purpose of internal examination.
One who administers radiologic exams.
Branch of medicine pertaining to the elderly
provide diagnosttic and treatment services in a private office setting
health maintenance organization -provides wide range of services by a grouop of primary-care physicians, specialists, and other healthcare professionals in a prepaid system
home health care
provides nursing, therapy, personal care, or housekeeping services in patient's own home
provide intensive physical and occupational therapy; includes impatient and outpatient treatment
provide supportive treatment to terminally ill patients and their families
is the foundation of the word
is at the begining of a word
vowel (usually o) that links the word root to another word root or a suffix
Acute or general hospitals
specialty care hospitals
nursing homes or long-term care facilitits
ambulatory care centers, surgical centers, or outpatient clinics