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Unformatted text preview: 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 Etym/o- ology The study of word orgins. Sentence: When studying for medical terms it is good to study some etymology. Mastectomy Mast/o ectomy Surgical removal of the breast Sentence My sister had to have a mastectomy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Neuroma Neur/o oma Tumor or mass of the nerve Sentence: I have a friend that suffers from neuroma. Tachycardia Tachy Cardi/o ia The condition of a fast heart rate Sentence: People might experience tachycardia after running for miles. Endotracheal Endo Trache/o al Pertaining to within the trachea Sentence: An endotracheal is inserted into the the mouth and into the trachea for patients with breathing problems. HCA 220...
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course HCA 220 220 taught by Professor Sumpter during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10