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Forming Medical Terms - Chapter Summary
This chapter delves into the formation of medical terminology and what the different parts of medical terms signify. You'll learn how these words are classified and the important information their components can signify. The lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:
- Medical prefixes that indicate amount, front, behind, above, below, and around
- Medical suffixes used to describe signs, symptoms, and procedures
- Root words in medicine that signify color
- Differentiating between eponyms and descriptive terms
These lessons include both a video and transcript of the content, allowing you to choose the manner in which you receive and process the material. The timeline feature underneath each video can be used to navigate around the main points of the lesson, while transcript readers will be able to spot key terms and topics by the bolded words within.
1. Medical Prefixes to Indicate Amount
This lesson will cover the prefixes that are used to define amounts in medical terminology. We will study these prefixes by looking at ones with the same meaning and opposite meaning.
2. Medical Prefixes to Indicate Front, Behind, Above, Below & Around
We will cover many prefixes that are used to indicate locations. The prefixes for front, behind, above, below and around will be discussed in this lesson.
3. Medical Suffixes for Signs & Symptoms
This lesson covers the suffixes that are used in medical terminology to describe the signs and symptoms that are seen in the body when a disease or condition is present. We will go over examples of each suffix.
4. Suffixes for Medical Procedures
This lesson will cover the most commonly used suffixes that describe procedures that are performed on the body. We will also look at some examples of terms that use the suffixes.
5. Medical Word Roots Indicating Color
We are going to learn the various terms that are used to describe color in medical terminology. We will discuss the two different ways in which these terms are used.
6. 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.
7. Types of Medical Terms: Eponyms vs. Descriptive Terms
We will explore the two main ways in which medical terms are designed in this lesson. Learning how medical terms got their names will help with understanding terms as you are learning medical terminology. We will look at some examples of both eponyms and descriptive terms.
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