Medical Terminology Lesson 1

medical terminology less than one basic word structure medical terms can be divided into two to four parts even if a word is unfamiliar to you you can figure out the meaning by knowing what each part means important elements of medical terms root foundation of the term suffix word indeed prefix word beginning combining Val Val usually oh that links the route to the suffix or the route to another route how to read medical terms you should read medical terms starting from the suffix and returning to the beginning of the word epic gastric epi prefix meaning above gastro root meaning stomach ik suffix meaning pertaining to F epigastric pertaining to above the stomach and if you see you so you start with the suffix and you go to the beginning so pertaining to above stomach rules for combining vowels drop the combining vowel before a suffix that begins with a vowel root gastro suffix itís practice gastritis gastritis incorrect is to have the O in the root Pete the combining vowel between two roots even if the second route begins with a foul root gastro root number two is in Tarot suffix low G our lodging I don't know how you exactly pronounce the correct gastroenterology and notice that they keep the combining vowel in these cases incorrect would need to remove the and gastro so the difference between that is that of combining vowel before a suffix that begins with a vowel you drop the the combining vowel but if it's before another root then you keep it combining forms a combining form is the combination of a root with a combining vowel for example for example our throw our throw is the root and the O is the combining vowel o is the most frequently used combining vowel combining forms adeno means gland our throw means joined by o means life Carson no means cancerous or cancer cardio means heart so fallow means head cerebro means cerebrum sighs Oh sighs OH so I don't always know how you pronounce them as you know combining forms it means to cut Cree no means to secrete to form or to give off Sisto means urinary bladder sac containing fluid or cysts cyto means cell more combining forms dermal and Dermott o both means skin electro means electricity and so fallow not to be confused with so fallow which means head in Sao Paulo means brain entero means intestines that usually refers to the small intestines a riff throw red means red gastro means stomach glyco means sugar no so means knowledge Dinoco means woman or female Hamato means blood Kimo ohso means blood hepato means liver yatra means treatment or physician leuco means white logo means study or low Joe I don't know Metro means kidney neuro means nerve unko means turret tumor I found oh yeah I always have that problem with that awesome up Bombo I think I that one's always been hard for me osteo bone path Oh disease pedo child psycho mind radio x-rays Reno kidney this Oh so remember there's two forms for actually for kidney there's Neph row and then there's Reno which one is used one I think is Greek and the other was Latin there's they use them for two different ways that's not actually as confusing as you would think that they'll get into that more later Ronnie no means nose Sarco means flesh sect o means to cut just like siz o or size o or whatever thrombo means clot or clotting and neuro means you're in each urinary tract or urine quiz time the answers to the questions will follow each slide in the combining word of love and though chronology label the a combining vowel B prefix C suffix D root e combining form combining vows combine the roots with the suffixes correctly so with each one how would you combine the root arthro with the suffix itis and that's how we're doing number three's a lot more competitive because we're going to have two roots with a suffix what foul is frequently used as a combining vowel terminology right the combining form that goes with the definition right the combining form that goes with the definition doing the same thing notice that some of these have two terms that will go with them why define the following combining forms remember you can always pause the video I'm going to have to make the little spaces shorter because I'm starting to run out of juice here folks and that's the end of the quiz

26 thoughts on “Medical Terminology Lesson 1”

  1. actually I am looking for glossary as French interpreters in different domains like health, legal, social etc, Can anybody help me with a link please

  2. On your description above talks about Larry Nelson runs a blog about treatments for cancer…. What does that have to with learning medical terminology?

  3. I'm taking medical terminology class this month the 22nd. I'm starting pharmacy technician in later in may. I hope I'm making a good choice . Thank you you're advice.

  4. Thank you mc. kenna.. I enjoyed reading what you're learning in ur medical terminology class. I'm starting mind the 22nd this month.

  5. Thank you very much. I'm just starting Medical Terminology and my teacher didn't really help me understand the connecting vowels, or I'm just dumb.

  6. thanks helpful,wonderful and brief lecture thanks a lot
    but i have a problem with combining form and prefix

  7. As second language and I'm not English speaker, it will be easy for me to understand about Medical billing coding certificate ??Because I heard many students failed in the test . And for medical billing and coding position you do a job as cashier too ?? Thank you for your advices.

  8. Very good video, very useful. I´m studing medicine and your videa had been very helpful to me. May I have a copy of the presentation? Thanks for your answer.

  9. Actually you had one of them wrong. Here is how I would do "Word Surgeries". Not only would I do the slashes and word parts, but I would also write out the meaning of each piece. It helped me to memorize them faster.

    Gastr/o (Root /combing vowel = combining form)…. stomach or belly
    Enter (Root)………………………………………………………….. (small) intestine
    -ology (Suffix)………………………………………………………. the study of

    Interpret by reading: Suffix, 1st Root, 2nd Root
    Meaning: The study of the stomach and intestines

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