Introduction to Medical Terminology. Introduction. Special vocabulary used by health care professionals for effective and accurate communication Most medical terms have Greek or Latin origins.
2. pathology: the study of
3. hematology: the study of
4. cardiology: the study of
5. dermatology: the study of
6. gerontology: the study of
4. Root/Combining Vowel/Root/Suffix
6. Root/Combining Vowel/Suffix (Symptomatic)
7. Root/Combining Vowel/Suffix (Diagnostic)
8. Root/Combining Vowel/Suffix (Operative)
beyond, after, or change/stop or stand
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prefix root suffix
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3.If the root ends in a vowel and the suffix begins with the same vowel, drop the final vowel from the root and do not use a combining vowel: cardi/o -itis is spelled carditis and is defined as……..
4. Most often, a combining vowel is inserted between two roots even when the second root begins with a vowel: cardi/o esophag/o -eal is spelled cardioesophageal and is defined as………..
5. Occasionally, when a prefix ends in a vowel, and the root begins with a vowel, the final vowel is dropped from the prefix: para- enter/o -al is spelled parenteral and is defined as……..
1. angi/o -ectasis is spelled……and means………
2. hemat/o -logy is spelled…… and means…..
3. gastr/o enter/o -stomy is spelled….and means…
6. oste/o -ectomy is spelled…… and means…….
4. Some combining forms have the same meaning but different origins that compete for usage.
three combining forms mean uterus: