EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology
EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | Medical Terminology begins with an introduction to the subject We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
Core Concepts covered :
An Excerpt from the course on Medical Terminology
You can use the above-mentioned meaning of parts to decipher the meaning of a term. Here are some suggestions to get a precise meaning.
For the word nephropathy, break down the word into 2 parts, namely nephr, o, and pathy. Work from the suffix. The word pathy means disease while the letter o is just a combining term. The word nephr means kidney. So, overall, the term nephropathy means disease of the kidney.
Another example is Dysuria that can be broken into dys, ur, and ia. Start from the suffix, ia that means a condition of. Next, move to the prefix, which is dys, meaning difficult, painful, or abnormal. The root word is ur, meaning urine. So, dysuria is a pain when urinating or difficulty urinating.
Let’s look at one more. Hyperemesis can be divided into hyper and emesis. Since there’s no suffix, start with the prefix hyper, meaning excessive. The root word emesis means vomiting. So, hyperemesis is excessive vomiting.
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