Terminology Video
 

          Example of word  
  Example of word     dent ▪ o denture
proct ▪ o proctology   cardi ▪ o cardialogy
gloss ▪ o glossectomy   abdomin ▪ o abdominoscopy
derm ▪ o dermatome   cost ▪ o intercostal
esophag ▪ o esophagospasm   appendic ▪ o appendicitis
ren ▪ o or nephr ▪ o renin enzyme   pharyng ▪ o pharyngitis
tympan ▪ o tympanic   laryng ▪ o laryngiospasm
gingiv ▪ o gingivitis   splen ▪ o splenic arch
rhin ▪ o or nas ▪ o rhinoplasty   enter ▪ o enteritis
bronch ▪ o bronchitis   col ▪ o colonectomy
carp ▪ o carpal tunnel syndrome        
cerebr ▪ o cerebral palsy   gynec ▪ o gynecologist
arteri ▪ o arteriolitis   glyc ▪ o glycogen
encephal ▪ o encephalitis   - opia presbyopia
neur ▪ o neurosurgeon   my ▪ o myocardium
hepat ▪ o hepatitis   oste ▪ o osteoblast
calcane ▪ o calcaneus   necr ▪ o necrosis
femor ▪ o femoral   pne ▪ o bradypnea
crani ▪ o cranial nerves   phag ▪ o phagocytes
lumb ▪ o lumboabdominal        
hyster ▪ o hysterectomy        
gastr ▪ o gastric lavage        
trache ▪ o tracheostenosis        
pod ▪ o  or ped ▪ o podiatrist        
ot ▪ o otitis        

 

  Example of word       Example of word  
brady - bradycardia   trans - transplant
tachy - tachycardia   - ostomy tracheaostomy
dys - dysuria   - logy EMTSology
peri - peripheral   poly - polyuria
hyper - hyperactive   - oma carcinoma
necr ▪ o necrosis   a - atypical
cyst ▪ o cystitis   epi - epidermis
path ▪ o pathology   - otomy colotomy
lys  ▪ o lysosome   scope - otoscopy
hemi - hemisphere   plast ▪ o neuroplasty
endo - endocardium   - algia myalgia
hypo - hypothermia   - ectomy hysterextomy
ab - abduction   - itis tinitits
- centesis paracardialcentesis   - megaly Splenomegaly

Complete the following words (Hint: Most medical terms make more sense if read backwards.)

proctitis   endogastritis - itis
hemiglossal   hysteropathy
dermatalgia   myopia
esophagoscope   hepatolytic
nephromegaly   splenopathy
tympanitis   otocyst
gingivectomy   osteopath
rhinorrhea watery discharge   lumbocostal
bronchoplasty   cranioplasty
carpopedal   necrolysis
cerebrotomy   podalgia
arteritis   hypopharyngeal
encephaloma   dyspnea
neuroplasty   tachypnea
epicardium   apnea
afebrile Fever   bradyphagia
polyalgesia   colitis
gynecology        
perienteral        
tracheostomy        
transabdominal        
abdominocentesis        
abruptio placentea placenta        
costalgia        
hyperglycemia        

 

DIRECTIONAL TERMS Example of word     OTHER   Example of word
ad - adduction   hem ▪ o or hemat▪ o Hemisphere
inter - interstate   pseud ▪ o pseudotumor
supra - superior   angi ▪ o angicatheter
infra - or infer - inferior   anti - antiemetic
retro - retropay   mono - monotone
sub - subdermis   pneum ▪ o pneumothorax
ex - extension   cyt ▪ o cytoplasm
post - posterior   thorac ▪ o  
par ▪ a paramedic   py ▪ o pyorrhea
later ▪ o lateral   chol ▪ e cholecystitis
ventr ▪ o ventral   ophthalm ▪ o or op ophthalmology
medi ▪ o medium   thromb ▪ o thrombosis
pre - prehistoric   carcin ▪ o carcinoma
dors ▪ o dorsal   pleg ▪ a quadriplegic
anter ▪ o anterior   lith ▪ o lithotripsy
intra - intrathroaxic   dipl ▪ o diplopia
circum - circumflex   - osis leukocytosis or TB
poster ▪ o posterior   mal - grandmal seizure
cephal ▪ o (medic class) cephalic   trophy ▪ o atrophy
caud ▪ o (medic class) caudal   - oid android
        cor ▪ e cornea
COLORS            
chlor ▪ o          
leuk ▪ o          
erythr ▪ o          
melan ▪ o or mel          
cyan ▪ o          
xanth ▪ o          

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