word root with their respective combining vowels; these are the "subjects" of most medical terms
word part that appear at the end of the term
word part that appear at the beginning of the term
these are not medical terms that can be broken down into their Greek and Latin word parts and giving a working definition based on the meaning of those parts and giving a working definition based on the meaning of those parts.
These are medical terms that cannot be broken down to parts that tell the meaning of the term; they just need to be memorized!
The disease or condition that is named after a healthcare professional evaluates a patient's signs, symptoms, and history.
a prediction of the probable outcome of a disease or disorder.
abrupt, severe onset (acu- means sharp). In talking about diseases, acute means i) quick onset, ii) short duration, and iii) severe in intensity
Developing slowly and lasting for a long time. Diagnoses may be described as either acute or chronic. Chron/o means "time"
an objective finding of a disease state.
a subjective report of a disease (pain, itching)
terms that are named after a person or place associated with the term. Ex- Alzheimer disease.
These are abbreviations that are also pronounceable (AIDS)
A combination of letters (often, but not always the first of significant word arts) and sometimes numbers (ex- IM for "intramuscular").
Graphic representations of terms (example: + stands for present, - stands for absent).
prefix meaning "against"
prefix meaning "no, not, without"
prefix meaning "forward, in front of, before"
prefix meaning "abnormal, difficult, bad"
prefix meaning "above, upon"
prefix meaning "through"
prefix meaning "surrounding, around"
prefix meaning "excessive, above"
prefix meaning "below, deficient"
prefix meaning "between"
prefix meaning "within"
prefix meaning "many"
prefix meaning "under, below"
suffix meaning "structure, thing, membrane"
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, =ous
suffix meaning "pertaining to"
suffix meaning "inflammation"
suffix meaning "pain"
suffix meaning "tumor, mass"
suffix meaning "bursting forth"; -rrhea by itself also means "discharge or flow"
suffix meaning "surgical removal or resection"
suffix meaning "surgical incision"
suffix meaning "crushing"
suffix meaning "process of recording"
suffix meaning "suture"
suffix meaning "instrument to record"
Plural rule for a word if it ends in "a"
drop the -a and add -ae
Plural rule for a word if it ends in "-nx"
drop the -nx and add -nges
Plural rule for a word if it ends in "-ix" or "-ex"