Medical terminology is the language used to describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Learning medical terminology is essential for students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
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Medical terminology is a universal language used by healthcare providers, regardless of the country or language spoken. Medical terminology dates back to ancient Greece, when Hippocrates, the father of medicine, created the first medical terms. The word 'medical' comes from the Latin word 'medicus', which means 'healer', 'physician', or 'teacher'.
Anatomy: the science that deals with the structure of living organisms, their organs and parts, and how they work together.
Physiology: the science that deals with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes.
Pathology: the scientific study of the causes and effects of diseases, especially the structural and functional changes in tissues and organs resulting from disease.
medical prefixes and suffixes
Prefix: a word or letter placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning.
Suffix: a word, letter, or number added to the end of another word to modify its meaning.
Root Word: the basic part of a word that contains its primary meaning.
Name three common medical prefixes and suffixes.
What is the purpose of using medical prefixes and suffixes?
Name one medical term that relates to the digestive system?
What are the most common medical terms you have heard or learned?
Question: What does the medical term 'anaphylaxis' mean?
This condition can cause difficulty breathing. It is a serious allergic reaction. It can be life-threatening in some cases.
What does the term 'MRI' stand for?
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Medical Research Institute
- Microscopic Radiology Investigation
What is the difference between a diagnosis and a prognosis?
What is the medical term for high blood pressure?
'Dermatology' is a branch of medicine that deals with which part of the body?
What does 'CPR' stand for?
- Computed Tomography Scan
- Central Nervous System
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
What does 'EMT' stand for?
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
- Emergency Medical Technician
What is the difference between the terms: hypertension vs hypotension
What word or medical term have you learned that you did not know before?