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Formation of Medical Terms - Chapter Summary
Our experts make it easy for you to learn the concepts behind the formation of medical terms. Take a look at prefixes and suffixes that are easily confused and learn the most common resources for medical words. Lesson material covers:
- Analysis of the parts of a medical term to determine its meaning
- Medical terminology prefixes, roots, and suffixes that are often confused
- Formation of medical terms
- Resources for medical terminology
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1. Determining a Medical Word's Meaning Based on Its Parts
This lesson will help you to understand how to take an unfamiliar medical term apart and then define it. We will look at several examples and discuss how the term is read.
2. Commonly Confused Prefixes in Medical Terminology
This lesson will go over the most commonly confused medical prefixes. We will look at how the prefixes are used and go over examples to help distinguish them from each other.
3. Commonly Confused Word Roots in Medical Terminology
We are going to look at some of the most common word roots that are often confused in medical terminology. We will look at how they are used and some common examples.
4. Commonly Confused Suffixes in Medical Terminology
This lesson will look at and distinguish the suffixes in medical terminology that are often confused. We will use examples to help you gain an understanding of the meaning and proper use of the suffixes.
5. How Medical Terms are Formed
In this lesson, we'll focus on how medical terms are formed and practice forming them. You will become familiar with how to build medical terms to describe parts of the body, procedures, and bodily processes.
6. Medical Terminology Resources
Medical terminology resources are widely available for personal use, academic studies and career development. Learn about the types of courses, tutorials and other medical terminology resource options.
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