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  • 1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
    Presented by: Adrienne Moore
  • 2. Construction of Medical Terms
    Four Key Components
  • 3. Word Roots
    • Is the foundation of a medical term
    • 4. Provides us with the general meaning of the word
    • 5. Indicates the body system or part of the body being discussed
  • Combining Vowel/Form
    • A vowel (usually o) that links the word root to another word root or suffix
    • 6. Makes pronouncing long medical terms easier
    • 7. Utilized in two places: between word root &suffix/ between two word roots
  • Prefixes
    • Forms new medical terms
    • 8. Frequently gives information on:
    • 9. Location of organs
    • 10. Number of parts
    • 11. Time
    • 12. Contains number prfixes
  • Prefixes
  • 13. Suffixes
    • Attatched at the end of a word
    • 14. Adds meaning
    • 15. Every medical term must have one
    • 16. Has four types
    • 17. Common suffixes e.g –cise ( to cut)
    • 18. Adjective sufiixese.g –ac (pertaining to)
    • 19. Surgical sufiixese.g – centesis ( puncture to w/draw fluid)
    • 20. Procedural sufixese.g – gram ( record or picture)
  • Suffixes/Continued
  • 21. Word Building
    Interpreting Medical terms
    Pronunciation
    Spelling
  • 22. Singular and Plural Endings
  • 23. Abbreviation
    • Are commonly used in the medical field
    • 24. May cause confusion
    • 25. Very vital
    • 26. Spelling the word out
  • The Medical Record
    Document that details a patient’s hospital stay
    Common elements
    History and physical
    Physician’s order
    Nurse’s notes
    Physician’s progress notes
    Diagnostic reports
  • 27. Healthcare Settings
    • Acute Care
    • 28. Provides services to diagnose for a short period
    • 29. Specialty Care
    • 30. Provide care for very specific types of diseases
  • Confidentiality
    Very Vital/Important
    Secure patient
    HIPPA

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