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Unformatted text preview: Subcutaneous Neuropathy C. In the following activity, break the medical word into its word parts. Using the word parts, create a definition of the word. Write a sentence using the word in a medical context. Use the table to record your answers. Medical Word Prefix Combining form Suffix Definition Etymology Etymo logy Study of word origins and derivations. Sentence: As you stated in the letter, you would like to know the etymology. Mastectomy Mast ectomy Surgery to remove a breast Sentence: My grandmother had a left mastectomy done. Neuroma Neur oma A growth or tumor of nerve tissue. Sentence: A nerve problem that is arising in the forefoot is called a neuroma. Tachycardia Trachy Card ia A rapid heart rate Sentence: When I was running I had a tachycardia. Endotracheal Endo Trache al A tube inserted into the trachea to provide a passageway for air. Sentence: When my daughter couldn’t breath they put an endotracheal to help her. HCA 220...
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- Spring '10
- Cardiology, Bradycardia, Peritoneum