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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 Prefi x Combining form Suffix Definition Etymology Ety logy Study of word orgins. Sentence: I used etymology to learn where medical words originated from. Mastectomy Mast Ectomy Surgical resection of part or all of the breast Sentence:My mother had to have a mastectomy due to the tumor in her left breast. Neuroma Nerve Tumor, Mass Benign tumor of a nerve Sentence: I have neuroma in my nerves but it is okay because it is benign. Tachycardia Tachy cardia Fast heartbeat Sentence: The man went into tachycardia with a heart rate of 180 bpm before he passed away. Endotracheal Endo trache Medical procedure of inserting a tube between the vocal cord and the larynx Sentence: On the ambulance we had to insert an Endotracheal tube to establish an airway for our patient who was not breathing. HCA 220...
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