Medical Terminology. Objectives. Upon completion of this unit you will be able to: Identify and define the four word parts Identify and define a combining form Analyze and define medical terms Build medical terms for given definitions.
Mrs. Jones is a 60 y/o admitted thru ER c abdominal pain in the RLQ. CXR, EKG, CBC and ABG’s were done stat. It was decided to perform an exploratory laparotomy, but suspects she will end up needing a bilateral salpingoophorectomy.
(play is the word root)
arthr(which means joint) is the word root
hepat(which means liver) is the word root
-ic(which means pertaining to) is the suffix
The term hepatic means pertaining to the liver
-itis(which means inflammation) is the suffix
The term hepatitis means inflammation of the liver (inflammation being a condition)
re- is the prefix
sub- (which means under)
The medical term subhepatic means pertaining to under the liver
Complete the phrases with the correct word part:
or more ___
4. A ____is attached at the end of a word root.
5. The ______ _____ is the word root with the combining vowel attached
To analyze a medical term divide it into word parts, label each word parts, and label the combining forms.
Divide the word with slashes:
oste / o/ arthr / o/ pathy
Label each word part by using the following abbreviations:
WR WORD ROOT
CV COMBINING VOWEL
WR CV WR CV S
Oste / o / arthr /o / pathy
sac containing fluid
A 76 y/o__ admitted amb. into the ER. c/o SOB and appears to be cyanotic. Tests ordered: ABG’s, CBC, CXR, and EKGSTAT. IV started with 18 gauge butterfly infusing D5W at 20 gtts/min. VSwnl. Pt. to be sent to ICU per w/cASAP. RX of Lanoxin 25 mg to be given poc meals qd