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Study Guide Exam 1 COBH 2750

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Medical Terminology
Alexis Decosimo
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This 5 page Study Guide was uploaded by WILLIAM BISHOP on Friday September 9, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to COBH 2750 at East Tennessee State University taught by Alexis Decosimo in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see Medical Terminology in Community and Behavioral Health at East Tennessee State University.

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Date Created: 09/09/16
Be familiar with these different kinds of words that are common in medical terminology.  This is  very important to doing well in the course. Greek or Latin  dystocia ­ "dys­" (painful, abnormal, difficult) + "­tocia" (labor)        word parts     gastrostomy ­ "gastr/o" (stomach) + "­stomy" (creation of an   artificial opening)                                                  Eponyms Tay­Sachs Disease ­ Discovered by researchers Warren Tay  and Bernard Sachs Raynaud's Disease ­ Named for physician Maurice Raynaud Acronyms LASIK ­ Laser­assisted in situ keratomileusis C­PAP ­ Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Modern Language Robotic surgery Nuclear medicine     You need to know how to  break a word apart to  identify it’s subsequent  parts, like this below. Word Roots  These  hepat­ indicate the tissue,  sinus­ structure or organ the  word describes Prefix endo­ This word denotes the  poly­ physical characteristics of the word root such as it’s  location or appearance Suffix ­itis This part of the word  ­rrhagia indicates the condition of  the word root such as  inflammation, or infection Combining Vowel O or I This vowel is used to  combine word parts so  that the words have  natural flow and  indication in our  language. For practice analyze the following words. Then look up their meanings to see if your correct. Also try to identify what kind of word they are eponym, etc. 1. Atherosclerosis 2. HIV 3. Osteo Chondro Myelitis 4. Subhepatic 5. Dorsal anterior 6. Distal inferior Trace the systems of organization from subatomic particles to the living organism. Subatomic particles, _______, ________,_______,_________,__________,_____________, living organism Name the three body planes and describe them. Know the following colors and there medical descriptors. Melan/o, Cyan/o, Chlor/o, Erythr/o, Xanth/o Know the meaning of Px, Tx, Dx, and Rx. Be familiar with the following body cavities and their locations. Know the difference between signs and symptoms. Know the nine abdominopelvic regions in the picture below and their location in relation to eachother. Also know the four quadrants of the abdomen, as well as the planes of the body and anatomical directions, such as superior, inferior, distal, etc. Also be familiar with basic body positions including anatomic, supine, fowler's, trendelenburg, reverse trendelenburg. Be familiar with these structures of the integumentary system. Know the terms macule, papule, nevus, dermal, transdermal, rhinoplasty, pustule, and wheal. Be able to use these terms and define them as appropriate.


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