Four parts of a medical term
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Medical Terminology Notes Week 1 Four Word Parts Word roots Suffixes Prefixes PWP Combining Words Word Root 0 The core of the word 0 Contains fundamental meaning of the word 0 Examples 0 Player play is the word root playz er 0 Hepatitis hepat which means liver is the word root Hepatz itis 0 Arthritis arthr which meansjoint is the word root Arthrz itis Complete the following A word root is Suffix o a word part attached to the end of the word to modify its meaning 0 frequently indicate a procedure 0 m I tomy meaning surgical incision I itis meaning inflammation I omameaningtumor Complete the following The suffix is 1 Medical Terminology Notes Week 1 Prefix 0 Attached to the beginning of a word root to modify its meaning 0 Often indicate a number such as 0 EL meaning two position 0 M4 meaning under direction 0 Intra meaning within time 0 Brady meaning slow or negation o g meaning without Complete the following The prefix is 0 Examples 0 Play er reis the prefix 0 Sub hepat ic Sub means under is the prefix Hepat is the word root Ic the suffix for pertaining to 0000 The medical term Subhepatic means pertaining to under the liver 0 Intra ven ous o Intra means within is the prefix o Ven mean vein is the word root 0 ous means pertaining to is the suffix Medical Terminology Notes Week 1 Intravenous means pertaining to within the vein Combining Vowels o This is a word part used to ease pronunciation 0 Examples 0 Menopause o 0 is the combining vowel o Arthr o pathy o 0 is the combining vowel o Arthr is the word root 0 Pathy is the suffix The combining vowel is 0 Used to connect two word 0 Used to connect a word root and a suffix 0 Not used to connect a prefix and a word root Guidelines for Combing Vowels 1 To connect a word root and a suffix a combining vowel is used in the suffix does not begin with a vowel i Arthr o pathy 1 pathy does not start with a vowel combing vowel not used 2 To connect a word root and a suffix a combining vowel is usually not used if the suffix begins with a vowel i Hepat ic 1 ic begins with a vowel combing vowel not used Medical Terminology Notes Week 1 3 To connect two word roots a combining vowel is usually used even if words are present at the junction i Oste 0 arthr itis 1 O is the combining vowel 2 Word root Oste 3 Suffix itis 4 To connect a prefix and a word root a combing vowel is not used i Sub hepat ic 1 Combing vowel is not used between prefix and word root What is the word root What is the prefix Complete the following A combing vowel is When connecting a word root and a suffix a combing vowel is if the suffix does not begin with a vowel When connecting a word root and a suffix a combing vowel is usually not used if the suffix begins with a When connecting a prefix and a word root a combing vowel is used
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