Module 2: Lesson 1
List of Body Systems
o The human body is a complicated hierarchy of structures that work together to perform
the functions that sustain life. In our study of medical terminology, it is important to
understand how the body is organized a
Module 1: Lesson 1
Languages of Origin
The practice of medicine has evolved throughout the course of many centuries. Its
foundation can be traced, in Western culture, to the ancient Greek and Roman
civilizations. As a result, most of the medical terms i
Which of these prefixes means away from?
A) exFeedback: INCORRECT
Rationale: The prefix ab- means away from, as in the term abnormal (away from what is
normal). Abductor muscles pull a body part away from the body.
Objective: Identify and define common pr
Which term does NOT contain a combining form for lung?
Rationale: Pulmon/o (pulmonary), pneum/o (pneumonia), and pneumon/o (pneumonectomy)
are all combining forms for lung.
Objective: Identify and define common body system
Which suffix means pain?
Rationale: The suffix -algia means pain.
Objective: Define suffixes representing conditions, structures and states.
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The combining form for the backbone is _.
Rationale: The combining form for a vertebra (backbone) is vertebr/o.
Objective: Define combining forms representing components of body systems.
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The liver is found in the _.
A) thoracic cavity
Rationale: The liver is found in the abdominal cavity, along with the stomach, gallbladder,
and the small and large intestines.
Objective: Identify and locate structures within the bod
An inflammation of the urinary bladder is called _.
Rationale: An inflammation (-itis) of the urinary bladder (cyst/o) is called cystitis.
Objective: Analyze, build, define, and spell medical terms.
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The prefix in the term malignant is _.
Rationale: The prefix in the term malignant is mal-, meaning bad. The root ign/ comes from
the Latin ignis, meaning fire. A malignant tumor is a cancerous growth that spreads "like wild
The suffix in the term phleboplasty is _, which means _.
A) plasty, surgical repair
Rationale: The suffix in the term phleboplasty is -plasty, which means surgical repair or
Objective: Analyze, spell, and pronounce medical
What is the combining form for the pituitary gland?
Rationale: This one is not obvious. The combining form for the pituitary gland is hypophys/o.
The hypophysis is another term for the pituitary gland.
Objective: Identify a
Enter/o means _.
A) entrance (to an organ)
Correct Answer(s): C
The word root hepat/ means:
Correct Answer(s): D
The prefix in t
Health Care Issues: Global Perspective
Review for Exam #1Key Concepts in Global Health and Cultural Competence
This handout is intended to help you focus your efforts as you prepare for Exam #1 which will take place
in class on Wednesday, September 23, 20
Working In The Danger Zone
There's no way to avoid it: All food, in order to be prepared, cooked and served, must enter that
temperature range between 41 and 135F, where illness-causing bacteria can grow.
Your job is to:
PYRAMID LIFE INS. CO.
v. MASONIC HOSP.
191 F.Supp. 51 (1961)
ASS'N OF PAYNE CTY
United States District
Court W. D. Oklahoma.
February 8, 1961.
Plaintiff, a citizen of Kansas, issues, among other types,
policies of insurance covering hospital, doctors' and
741 A.2d 199 (Pa.Super.,
Mrs. Duttry was under the care of Dr.
Patterson and Patterson Surgical
Associates when she underwent surgery
for esophageal cancer.
She claimed that a leak later occurred
along the surgical site which d
One Small Cut
Dr. Contadina is a primary care physician
in a Metropolitan area at a large, not-forprofit, integrated health care system.
On average, she sees several patients a
day from a variety of backgrounds who
come in with an assortment
Think about a restaurant where you recently ate or worked. Was the hot food hot and the cold
food cold? Did the ser
1. The Types of patient records covered are undergoing treatment for certain illnesses, such
as substance abuse or mental illness, or in nonacute care setting, such as the patients
home, are subject to legal requirements that differ from those
1. Difference between confidential information and nonconfidential information are:
confidential information (e.g., clinical data) is distinguished from nonconfidential
information by the fact that the information is made available by the patie
11. Protected health information
12. privileged communication
13. breach of confidentiality
14. paper-base, or verbally
15. patient authorization
16. Civil monetary penalties of $
Chapter 6: review
1. graphic sheet
3. anesthetic agents
4. pre and postoperative diagnoses