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Medical Terminology - Chapter 3

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Medical Terminology - Chapter 3 9115

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Notes from Chapter 3 in Quick & Easy Medical Terminology by Leonard
Medical Terminology
Steven Waldman
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This 7 page Class Notes was uploaded by Taylor Swifty on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 9115 at University of Missouri - Kansas City taught by Steven Waldman in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Medical Terminology in Medicine at University of Missouri - Kansas City.


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Date Created: 09/07/16
CHAPTER 3 Essential Prefixes and More CHAPTER OBJECTIVES After completing Chapter 3, you will be able to: 1. Write the meaning of Chapter 3 word parts, or match word parts with their meanings. 2. Use prefixes for numbers, quantities, position, and direction to write medical terms. 3. Use combining forms for colors to write medical terms. 4. Identify and combine word parts correctly. 5. Write the correct term when presented with its definition or match terms with their definitions. 6. Build and analyze medical terms with Chapter 3 word parts. 7. Spell medical terms correctly. How Prefixes Are Used to Form Words  Prefixes are emphasized in this chapter  Several new combining forms and suffixes are also introduced. We’ll learn those prefixes by combining them with other word parts  Learning new terms will help you remember the prefixes that are presented. Prefix:  is placed before a word to modify its meaning  Most prefixes, including those ending with a vowel, can be added to remainder of the word without change. Prefixes are grouped as follows: (1) prefixes used in numbers or quantities (2) prefixes used in position or direction (3) miscellaneous prefixes. Prefixes: Numbers or Quantities Prefixes: Position or Direction Miscellaneous Prefixes Some prefixes have more than one meaning and may pertain to two classifications, such as position and time. Two examples:  ante-  post- which you also saw in the prefixes related to position. Recognizing Prefixes in Terms Using Prefixes to Write Terms Combining Forms for Colors Combining Forms and Related Suffixes Combining forms that have the same root as several common suffixes Several combining forms have related suffixes that are frequently used in writing medical terms. All these suffixes are used to form nouns, w/exception of those ending in -ic and -tic. (The suffixes -genic, -lytic, -phagic, and -trophic are used to form adjectives, words that modify or describe nouns. The suffix -ic can also be used to form words with several of the combining forms presented.) Miscellaneous Combining Forms Be Careful with These!  in- (not) versus in- (inside)  pro- (before) versus pro- (favoring, supporting)  infra- (under) versus intra- (within)  py/o (pus) versus pyr/o (fire) Opposites  ab- (away from) versus ad- (toward)  macro- (large) versus micro- (small)  ante-, pre- (before) versus post- (after)  nulli- (none) versus pan- (all)  en-, end-, endo- (inside) versus ecto-, exo-, extra- (outside)  super-, supra- (above) versus hypo-, infra-, sub- (below)  hyper- (more than normal) versus hypo- (less than normal)


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