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Suffixes, Prefixes & Roots in Medical Terminology - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter define and explain common suffixes, prefixes and word roots that are commonly used in medical terminology. As you work through the chapter, you'll evaluate suffixes, prefixes and roots related to position, time, color, symptoms, diseases, procedures and much more. Ask our expert instructors questions if they arise and take the accompanying lesson quizzes to make sure you fully understand these medical terms. The chapter is available 24/7 and accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. Studying this chapter can help you:
- Understand medical prefixes that indicate size, amount, time, negation and position
- Outline medical prefixes relating to inside, outside, front, behind, above, below and around directions
- Recognize special medical prefixes
- Identify commonly confused medical word roots
- Define medical root words that indicate color
- Evaluate medical suffixes for signs, symptoms, diseases, conditions, procedures and other medical nouns
1. Medical Prefixes to Indicate Size
We will get familiar with medical prefixes that are used to indicate size in this lesson. This lesson will also contain examples of how these prefixes are used.
2. 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.
3. Time & Negation in Medical Prefixes
This lesson is going to cover the prefixes that specify time in medical terminology. We will also look at the prefixes that negate the meaning of a medical term.
4. Medical Prefixes for Position & Special Prefixes
In this lesson, we are going to discuss the prefixes that let you know the position of the subject in the medical term. We will also learn prefixes that don't fit into any particular category.
5. Medical Prefixes to Indicate Inside or Outside
Learn all about the different prefixes that can be used to describe inside or outside structures of the body. We will go over examples of using the different prefixes.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Medical Suffixes for Diseases
This lesson covers the medical suffixes that are used when naming diseases. We will look at some examples of different diseases that use the various suffixes that we will be discussing.
10. Medical Suffixes for Conditions
This lesson will cover the various suffixes that are used in medical terminology in order to describe conditions that are happening in the body. We will look at examples for each suffix.
11. 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.
12. Noun Suffixes in Medical Terminology
This lesson is going to cover the many noun suffixes that are used in medical terminology. We will look at examples and see how some can be used interchangeably.
13. 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.
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- Terms for Direction, Planes & Regions of the Body
- Pathology Overview & Vocabulary
- Vocabulary for Genetics, Cells & Tissues
- Terminology for the Lymphatic & Immune Systems
- Medical Terms for the Skeletal System
- Terminology & Functions of the Muscular System
- Terminology for the Cardiovascular System
- Medical Terms for the Respiratory System, Diseases & Treatments
- Terminology for the Gastrointestinal System
- Terms for GI Tract Pathology, Diagnosis & Treatment
- Medical Terminology for the Urinary System
- Medical Terminology for the Nervous System
- Terms for Nervous System-Related Conditions & Treatment
- Medical Terminology Related to the Eyes
- Medical Terms Related to the Ears
- Medical Terms for the Integumentary System
- Medical Terms for the Endocrine System
- Medical Terminology for the Reproductive Systems
- Medical Terms for Diagnostic Exams
- Medical Terms for Radiology, Pharmacology & Oncology