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September 16 Objective: Use medical prefixes and suffixes to understand medical terminology Journal: Why is it important to learn prefixes and suffixes?
Writing out Medical Terminology When writing out medical terms for most instances the suffix indicates the last part of the term first. Example: Inflammation of the stomach is gastritis When putting together a combing word and a suffix you do not use the letter “O” at the end of the combing word if the suffix begins with a vowel, but you use the letter “O” if the suffix begins with a consonant Example: Gastr/o + -itis = Gastritis Example: Leuk/o + -cyte = Leukocyte
Decoding Medical Terminology When defining medical terms normally the suffix is said first, followed by the combining word. Example: Gastrologist - one who studies the stomach If a medical term has a prefix and a combining word you normally say it in the order it is written. Example: Bradycardia - slow heart rate If there is a prefix, a combining word, and a suffix, you say the suffix first and then the prefix and then the middle word Example: Endoabdominalgia - pain within the abdomen
September 17 and 18 Objective: Explain the planes and cavities of the body Demonstrate the positions of the body Journal: Write three medical terms using the prefixes and suffixes we learned in class.
September 23, 2014 Objective: Discuss regions of the body by their medical names Describe where regions of the body are located in relation to one another using directional terms Journal: If someone walks into the doctors office complaining of nephralgia what is he talking about?