Medical Terminlogy .docx - Understanding Medical Terminology and knowing the medical and surgical prefixes is important because in the medical field

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Understanding Medical Terminology and knowing the medical and surgical prefixes is important because in the medical field, these words can be broken down into simpler chunks that can make it easier to understand and remember their meaning. Knowing medical terminology can help you understand why a patient is in the hospital and how/what is going to be treated. When it comes to documenting patients records this gives you a faster way of writing information down. For example: A patient is coming in for the surgical removal of the ovaries, fallopian tube and the uterus. Known as a Hysterosalpingo-oophrectomy which is a commonly known medical procedure which is now known as Hysterectomy this will make it easier to document instead of writing word for word. Once you understand the prefixes, suffixes and word roots of medical terminology you can understand why the patient is in the hospital/doctors say you look at their previous visits or view notes from the doctor. For
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