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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 logy The study of word origins and derivations. Sentence: People use etymology to learn new words every day. Mastectomy Mast/o Ectomy Surgical resection or all or part of the breast to exercise a malignant tumor. Sentence: Ms. Lisa had to have a double mastectomy because of cancer. Neuroma Neur/o Oma Benign tumor of a nerve or any of the specialized cells of the nervous system. Sentence: The lump in my breast was a neuroma. Tachycardia Tachy Card/i Abnormal rapid heart rate. Sentence: John had to wear a heart monitor to see if he had tachycardia. Endotracheal endo Trache/o Al Within or passing thru the trachea. Sentence: A laryngoscope is a procedure that endotracheal is used. HCA 220...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10