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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Who Form 8453 S Flashcards

Instructions and Help about Who Form 8453 S Flashcards

We're going to learn about how to use flashcards to help with setting medical terminology. Medical language flashcards can be a great way to quiz yourself, classmates, or get your family involved in your learning. Since medical terminology consists of three types of word parts, it's useful to create individual flashcards with word parts. As the class progresses, the entire medical terms will be put on the flashcards. Medical words consist of combining words, which are the foundation of a word and give it its main medical meaning. Combining words have a root, a forward slash, a combining vowel, and a hyphen. Here are three examples of combining words: the first one is "cardio," which when turned over means "heart." The next one is "and," which when flipped over means "nerve." Another example is "Toronto," which means "skin" when turned over. Most medical words also have a suffix, which is at the end of the word and helps to modify or clarify the medical word meaning. My favorite suffix is "itis," which means infection or inflammation. So, when a patient comes into my office and says they have a pain in their body, I think to myself, "This person must have an itis." If you combine the word "cardio" and "itis," you get "carditis," which is an infection or inflammation of the heart. If you combine "neuro" with "itis," you get inflammation or infection of the nerve. Another suffix is "ectomy," which means surgical removal. An example of this is "appendectomy," which is the surgical removal of the appendix. Lastly, some medical words may have a prefix, which are at the beginning of the word and help clarify the medical word further. "Tachy" is a prefix that means fast. So, if you take the combining word "cardio" and "tachy,"...