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Preface

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very career in health care begins with learning the vast and challenging lan...
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Reviewers
Pam Besser, PhD
Professor
Business Division
Jefferson Community College
Lou...
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Faculty Member
Department of Human,...
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User’s Guide
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CASE STUDIES
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PART

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to Medical
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CHAPTER

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Concepts of Medical Terminology
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Bladder
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Key Terms
acronym
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An ab...
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blood clot (thrombosis)

fat deposits in artery
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Suffixes som...
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ME-ni...
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From t...
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7. pediatrician
8. radiologist
9. orthodontist
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CHAPTER

Prefixes
Chapter Contents
Common Prefixes
Chapter Review
Case Studies
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leuk/o-

MEA...
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PREFIX
ab-

MEANING
away fr...
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PREFIX...
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CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES

TABLE 3-6 Prefixes for Size and Comparison, continued
PREFIX
meg...
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_____

8. xanthocyte

c. dark tumor

_____

9. percutaneous

39...
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Medical terminology an illustrated guide (4th ed)(gnv64)

  1. 1. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xxi Expanded Contents Word Parts Pertaining to Cells, Tissues, and Organs 50 Labeling Exercise 56 Chapter Review 57 Case Studies 59 Answer Section 61 User’s Guide ix Part 1 Introduction to Medical Terminology 3 1 2 3 4 Concepts of Medical Terminology 4 Word Parts 5 Combining Forms 6 Word Derivations 7 Pronunciation 7 Symbols 9 Abbreviations 9 Words Ending Ijn x 10 Suffixes Beginning With rh 10 Chapter Review 11 Case Study 12 Answer Section 14 Suffixes 15 Noun Suffixes 16 Adjective Suffixes 19 Forming Plurals 21 Chapter Review 23 Case Study 25 Answer Section 26 Prefixes 28 Common Prefixes 29 Chapter Review 38 Case Studies 40 Answer Section 42 Cells, Tissues, and Organs 44 The Cell 45 Tissues 47 Organs and Organ Systems 48 5 Body Structure 63 Directional Terms 64 Body Cavities 66 Body Regions 67 Positions 68 Word Parts Pertaining to Body Structure 72 Labeling Exercises 77 Chapter Review 81 Case Study 82 Answer Section 85 Part 2 Disease and Treatment 88 6 Disease 90 Infectious Diseases 92 Responses to Disease 93 Neoplasia 95 Word Parts Pertaining to Disease 98 Chapter Review 106 Case Studies 108 Answer Section 111 7 Diagnosis and Treatment; Surgery 113 Diagnosis 114 Treatment 116 Alternative and Complementary Medicine 119 Cancer 119 xxi
  2. 2. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xxii xxii EXPANDED CONTENTS Lower Respiratory Passageways and Lungs 249 Breathing 251 Gas Transport 252 Word Parts Pertaining to Respiration 254 Clinical Aspects of Respiration 257 Labeling Exercise 271 Chapter Review 272 Case Studies 275 Crossword Puzzle 278 Answer Section 279 Word Parts Pertaining to Diagnosis and Treatment 124 Chapter Review 131 Case Studies 134 Answer Section 138 8 Drugs 140 Adverse Drug Effects 141 Drug Names 141 Drug Information 141 Herbal Medicines 142 Chapter Review 156 Case Studies 158 Answer Section 162 12 Digestion 282 The Mouth to the Small Intestine 284 The Accessory Organs 285 The Large Intestine 285 Roots Pertaining to Digestion 288 Clinical Aspects of Digestion 292 Labeling Exercises 307 Chapter Review 309 Case Studies 312 Crossword Puzzle 316 Answer Section 317 13 The Urinary System 320 The Kidneys 322 The Nephrons 322 Blood Supply to the Kidney 323 Urine Formation 324 Removal of Urine 324 Roots Pertaining to the Urinary System 327 Clinical Aspects of the Urinary System 330 Labeling Exercises 342 Chapter Review 345 Case Studies 348 Crossword Puzzle 351 Answer Section 352 14 The Male Reproductive System 355 The Testes 356 Transport of Spermatozoa 357 Formation of Semen 358 Roots Pertaining to Male Reproduction 360 Clinical Aspects of the Male Reproductive System 362 Labeling Exercise 369 Chapter Review 370 Case Studies 372 Part 3 Body Systems 164 9 10 11 Circulation: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems 166 The Heart 167 Blood Pressure 169 The Vascular System 169 The Lymphatic System 170 Roots Pertaining to the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems 178 Clinical Aspects of the Circulatory System 181 Labeling Exercises 200 Chapter Review 202 Case Studies 206 Crossword Puzzle 209 Answer Section 210 Blood and Immunity 213 Blood Plasma 214 Blood Cells 214 Blood Types 217 The Immune System 217 Word Parts Pertaining to Blood and Immunity 221 Clinical Aspects: Blood 224 Clinical Aspects: Immunity 228 Labeling Exercise 236 Chapter Review 237 Case Studies 239 Crossword Puzzle 244 Answer Section 245 Respiration 248 Upper Respiratory Passageways 249
  3. 3. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xxiii EXPANDED CONTENTS Crossword Puzzle 375 Answer Section 376 15 16 17 The Female Reproductive System; Pregnancy and Birth 378 The Female Reproductive System 379 The Mammary Glands 381 The Menstrual Cycle 381 Menopause 382 Contraception 382 Pregnancy and Birth 383 Lactation 387 Roots Pertaining to the Female Reproductive System 390 Clinical Aspects of Female Reproduction 394 Clinical Aspects of Pregnancy and Birth 397 Congenital Disorders 399 Labeling Exercises 411 Chapter Review 413 Case Studies 417 Crossword Puzzle 420 Answer Section 421 The Endocrine System 425 Hormones 426 The Endocrine Glands 426 Other Endocrine Tissues 430 Roots Pertaining to the Endocrine System 432 Clinical Aspects of the Endocrine System 433 Labeling Exercise 442 Chapter Review 443 Case Studies 445 Crossword Puzzle 449 Answer Section 450 The Nervous System and Behavioral Disorders 452 The Neuron 453 Nerves 453 The Brain 453 The Spinal Cord 457 The Autonomic Nervous System 457 Word Parts Pertaining to the Nervous System 463 Clinical Aspects of the Nervous System 467 Behavioral Disorders 471 xxiii Labeling Exercises 482 Chapter Review 487 Case Studies 491 Crossword Puzzle 495 Answer Section 496 18 The Senses 500 The Senses 501 The Ear 502 Clinical Aspects of Hearing 506 The Eye and Vision 511 Word Parts Pertaining to the Eye and Vision 514 Clinical Aspects of Vision 518 Labeling Exercises 525 Chapter Review 527 Case Studies 531 Crossword Puzzle 535 Answer Section 536 19 The Skeleton 540 Divisions of the Skeleton 541 Bone Formation 542 Structure of a Long Bone 543 Joints 545 Roots Pertaining to the Skeleton, Bones, and Joints 547 Clinical Aspects of the Skeleton 549 Labeling Exercises 564 Chapter Review 569 Case Studies 573 Crossword Puzzle 577 Answer Section 578 20 The Muscular System 582 Types of Muscle 583 Muscle Contraction 583 Muscle Action 583 Naming of Muscles 583 Muscle Structure 585 Roots Pertaining to Muscles 589 Clinical Aspects of the Muscular System 591 Multiple System Disorders Involving Muscles 591 Labeling Exercises 596 Chapter Review 599 Case Studies 601 Crossword Puzzle 606 Answer Section 607
  4. 4. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xxiv xxiv 21 EXPANDED CONTENTS The Skin 610 Anatomy of the Skin 611 Associated Skin Structures 612 Roots Pertaining to the Skin 613 Clinical Aspects of the Skin 614 Labeling Exercise 627 Chapter Review 628 Case Studies 631 Crossword Puzzle 635 Answer Section 636 Appendix 1: Commonly Used Symbols 639 Appendix 2: Abbreviations and Their Meanings 640 Appendix 3: Word Parts and Their Meanings 653 Appendix 4: Meanings and Their Corresponding Word Parts 664 Appendix 5: Metric Measurements 676 Suggested Readings 677 Index 679 Flashcards
  5. 5. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:22 Page v Preface E very career in health care begins with learning the vast and challenging language of medical terminology. Without adequate learning and teaching resources, it can be an overwhelming challenge for students and faculty. This new edition of Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide meets that challenge with a clear organizational scheme, full-color illustrations with a strong clinical focus, a wide array of effective pedagogical features, a variety of activities, and useful ancillaries to make teaching and learning more effective. Because the content is so accessible and logically organized, the text can be used as part of classroom instruction, for independent study, or for distance learning. Organization and Approach Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide takes a stepwise approach to learning the language of medical terminology. Part 1 describes how medical terms are built, and Part 2 introduces body structure, disease, and treatment. These chapters should be studied before proceeding to Part 3, which describes each of the body systems. Individual chapters also build on knowledge in stages, with Key Terms sections listing those terms most commonly used and specialized terms included in a later section entitled Supplementary Terms. The latter terms may be studied according to time available and student needs. Each chapter opens with a chapter outline and a list of student objectives—goals to be accomplished by the completion of the chapter. In Part 3, the chapters begin with an overview of the normal structure and function of the system under study, followed by a list of key terms with definitions (the roots used in the accompanying chapter exercises are included in these definitions). Word parts related to each topic are then presented and illustrated, along with exercises on the new material. Next, there is an overview of clinical information pertaining to the system, also followed by a list of key terms with definitions. Many chapters contain displays that unify and simplify material on specific topics. New to this edition is information on complementary and alternative medicine and special interest boxes with information on word derivations and usage. v
  6. 6. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xvii Reviewers Pam Besser, PhD Professor Business Division Jefferson Community College Louisville, KY Margaret Bellak, MN Professor of Nursing Nursing and Allied Health Department Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA Dr. Joyce B. Harvey, RHIA, PhD Associate Professor Department of Allied Health Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA Sharon A. Kerber Instructor Department of Education Missouri College St. Louis, MO Les Chatelain University of Utah Department of Health Promotion and Education Salt Lake City, UT Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C Assistant Professor and Physician Assistant Program Director Department of Biomedical Science Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT Mary Allbright, RN Medical Instructor Department of Business Technology and Paramedic Program Arkansas Valley Technical College Van Buren, AR Kimberly Shannon, RN Surgical Technology Program Coordinator Moore Norman Technology Center Norman, OK Juanita R. Bryant, CMA-A/C BE, Masters Equivalent Professor of Medical Terminology Cabrillo College/Sierra College Aptos/Rocklin, CA Pamela Van Bevern, PA-C, MPAS Assistant Professor Physician Assistant Program Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO Jill E. Winland-Brown, EdD, MSN, ARNP Professor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL xvii
  7. 7. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xviii xviii REVIEWERS Sandra A. Jentzen, RN, BSN, MA Faculty Member Department of Human, Health, and Public Service Careers Lansing Community College Flushing, MI Faculty Member Division of Health Sciences Mott Community College Flint, MI Bennita W. Vaughans, RN, MSN Instructor Medical Assisting Technology H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery, AL
  8. 8. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:23 Page ix User’s Guide This User’s Guide shows you how to put the features of Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide, 4th Edition to work for you. TERMINOLOGY Terminology is presented in a consistent and logical manner. Phonetic pronunciations are included with all new terms. Key Key Terms include the most commonly used words. s Term nd icle a ventr e left om th ). N od fr ort/o es blo RE A ot a receiv body (ro CTU orta of e TRU the a ery. It apex AL S . The stem he largest artll parts of th e entrance to to y M pical) pointed T to a th lar S NOR s ve, a at d nche alve djecti ferior an vascu v bra io re (a in unar oCard ructu icle. It is semil pulm ed st The t the rteri/o). -shap left ventr aorta a excep cone e r, a _ R-t rt. All (root arte t of a ed by th ). ea a-O poin the h blood The art is form e Fig. 9-2 valve d f from e e aortic ik away oxygenate the h e left (s _ R-t blood th rry ima-O ward arries rteries ca sses tc at pa x el tha bilical a m th s ape ol/o) _ ks A vess nd um le t atriu arteri A-pe ary a e righ e ventric lar (root n u ery of th th entric into all art ptum e toward s triov A sm er se d the a It divide o e low l (SA) no artery m. s from e tw in th ia pulse ular septu along th mass e sinoatr im small om th smits rventric descend A n le f h s fr at tra e inte _o _ arteri _ -ol ers o node whic rs th th pulse -re hamb (AV) f fibe e top of ranches, is. ar-TE ing c nd o ular _ -lar A ba ode to th bundle b ndle of H receiv e tric n iov_n n-TRIK-u ft u pper u atr _ -ve (AV) ht and le m; the b _ re -o e two g tu a-t e of th the ri f the sep er, on o undle hamb sides AV b nce c atri/o) ntra An e art (root e the h Supplementary Terms list more specialized words. N CTIO N D FU m atriu m _ _ -u A-tre SEP-tum aorta a-OR-ta Supplementary Te rms NORMAL STRUC TURE bolus _ BO-lus cardia _ KAR-de -a chyme _ ki m defecation _ def-e-KA-shun deglutition _ deg-lu -TISH-un duodenal bulb duodenal papilla grea _ ter omentum o-MEN-tum AND FUNCTION A mass, such as the rounded mass of food that is swallow ed The part of the stom ach near the esop hagus, named for to the heart its clos eness The semiliquid part ially digested food that moves from the into the small inte stomach stine The evacuation of feces from the rect um Swallowing The part of the duo denum near the pylo rus; the first bend of the duodenum (flex ure) The raised area whe re the common bile duct and pancrea enter the duoden tic duct um (see Fig. 12-1 0); papilla of Vate r (FA-ter) A fold of the peritone um that extends from abdominal organs the stomach over the Abbreviations for common terms. IONS EVIAT ABBR sure nial pres on Intracra neur motor ICP sness Lower consciou N LM Level of ture r punc LOC Lumba holine mentia rder Acetylc farct de ase LP ity diso er dise Multi-in lerosis ACh peractiv unit Alzheim le sc ficit–hy e care MID Multip lerosis tion de intensiv AD lus Atten gical teral sc ocepha MS Neurolo ophic la stem ure hydr ep) ADHD Amyotr rvous sy ent (sle ICU tentials al-press N po em ic ne Norm ALS evoked eye mov disorder utonom A id tory NPH m audi Non–rap compulsive ANS Brainste ood flow stem NREM essivel bl Obs ous sy ase BAEP Cerebra ob dise ral nerv stem OCD Periphe eldt-Jak ating sy CBF Creutzf rvous system ar activ (sleep) PNS ne Reticul ement CJD tentials Central S eye mov RA oked po inhibitor l palsy Rapid CNS sory ev erebra id C take flu osen REM Somat nin reup rospinal accident CP seroto Cereb SSEP scular lective attack va Se mic CSF Cerebro scular disease nt ische ual of SSRI va Transie al Man neuron CVA Cerebro and Statistic motor TIA ntials tic Upper CVD ed pote Diagnos rders al evok UMN Visu l Diso DSM s Menta reflexe oVEP tendon ; electr Deep logram ncepha DTR Electroe alograph y disorder EEG enceph anxiet alized Gener GAD Key Clinical Terms list medical terms pertinent to the body system under discussion. DISORDERS AIDS allergen AL-er-jen allergy _ AL-er-je anaphylactic reac tion an-a-f i-LAK-tik anemia _ _ a-NE-me-a angioedema __ _ an-je -o-e-DE-ma Key Clinical Term s Failure of the imm une system caused by infection with immunodeficiency HIV virus). The virus infects certain T cells (human interferes with imm and thus unity. A substance that causes an allergic response Hypersensitivity An exaggerated aller gic reaction to a fore means “protection” ign substance (roo t phylaxis ). It may lead to deat h caused by circulat lapse, and respirato ory colry distress if untr eated. Also called A deficiency in the anaphylaxis. amount of hemoglo bin in the blood; from blood loss, mal may result nutrition, a heredita ry defect, environm tors, and other caus ental faces A localized edem a with large hives (wheals) similar to involving deeper urticaria but layers of the skin and subcutaneou s tissue ix
  9. 9. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:23 Page x x USER’S GUIDE SPECIAL INTEREST BOXES Special interest boxes appear throughout the book and contain information on word derivations and usage. ek The Gre Influence ” now ap haustion, oms c sympt ervous ex vague “n involving chroni in. The term for itions and pa ety, cond to ue, anxi calisthenics in plied to difficult ek. d lized fatig ul (and t beautif from Gre of genera pears in the wor li-, meaning our mos e) words come ap ca the g and Some of root also n with the root ounc pears in ck of ngthenin lisIt ap d pron e is la nsation. mbinatio the rhythmic stre spell an er in ca co means se . which th d in the are done ” So strength Esthesi /o esia, a state in ses that “beauty. It is foun which through th g exerci . es ty in word an particularly pain sthetics), condition ally give us beau ns “chest,” /o mea ics liter nsation, s (also spelled ae appearance. th se n to then and ek root ste e is used to liste thetic and e The Gre word es , artistry, s presbyacusis well as th scop s to beauty rm a stetho s of the body as ningBOX 5-1 Cutti pertains presby, in the te these condition although part ord mea ng in other ,” and Greek w prefix ning to hat “old The pertai sounds from a actly w ia, means The root cyclo, phyxia isA beginnin ch is ex ,” whi from the presbyop chest. As g aging. e eye, is the pulse cate student in medical science may be pear with liary body of th The same root ppage of one suffod bys. vast easure ap surprise “sto the names and terms ike ci heel. when that eter, used to mnumber of r root fo the ringl d for circle or w ycle. Also he happens omanom or she is required to learn. This responsithe Greek e and tric ns “rainor A sphygm ,bility contains d somewhat pt to Greek w the words bicycl also is lightene one attem by the fact that we iris mea ars in pressure are bilateral d and orly d part call the term appe lore blood e eye, pe at the w symmet ople s is the co ng to th ne look hy most rical. That is, aside from d the iri pertaini some internal pulse. O it make clear w organs such as the liver, spleen, Greek, an e sure cuff. d ocbow” in pronounc sstomach,pres ood pancreas, and intestine, nearly everygth,” an ratu a bl eye. ns “stren lack of mea of the thing on the right side can be found the appa -sthen/o on the left as d , meaning The root asthenia urasthenia, an ol well. The skeleton can be figuratively e words ne split down curs in th weakness, and the center, giving equal structures on or both sides strength of the midline. Many blood vessels and nerves are paired. This cuts the learning in half. -1 B O X 18 the Job in Half In addition, many of the blood vessels and n nd nerves in a region have the same name. The radial artery, radial vein, and radial nerve are parallel, and all are located along the radius of the forearm. Vessels are commonly named for the organ they supply: the hepatic artery and vein of the liver, the pulmonary artery and vein i in of the lungs, the renal artery and vein of the h he kidney. No one could say that the learning of medical terminology is a snap, but it could be harder! DISPLAYS Displays organize information on specific topics and serve as references and reviews. es een oscopic scr on a fluor appearing e images differPTION successiv DISPLA ssed at DESCRI picture of Y 8-1 C of x-rays pa dy a motion of the bo ge number making of ommon METHOD ss-section from a lar ) e of a cro Drugs a _ an image graphy hy (Fig. 7-7 generate ional pictur cineradio _ nd Thei _ radiograp ra-f e ) mputer to CATEGO gh ee-dimens simple a thr e -OGd throu r Action use of a co RY the body; than does (sin-e-ra-d ays passe ough tissues pe graphy adrene s st by x-r t angles thr rgics about soft a fluorosco uted tomo ACTIONS adows ca en sh comp called ls more ; APPLIC ad-ren-ER uctures; the e used is e ned; revea n) devic ATIONS ves; th deep str mimic th -jiks is obtai (CT, CT sca _ ) screen; the examine d radio wa e action (sympath EXAMPL _ GENERI ays to field an -fe orescent ies; of the omimet sympath ES C NAM use of x-r -MOG-ra d on a flu r propert magnetic ve (to ics of a E etic nerv [sim-pa- _ epinephr are obser in molecula TRADE h the use ous py tho-mi-M tem, whi ine ferences the body or NAME es throug flu_ osco _ _ ) ET-iks]) ch respon sysled by dif analgesic phenyle n of imag Bronkaid -pe ce, such ds to e are revea stress phrine _ s productio t media (flu -ROS-ko al substan soft tissu tur ntras an-al-JE-si pseudoep tics of Neo-Syne n of a na resonance emitted ays and co alleviate ks hedrine characteris phrine ministratio equently magnetic ed for x-r pain narcotic dopamin rays subs adages by ad Sudafed tes the ne RI) e; the e elimina l body im substance imaging (M itting isotop nar-KOof sectiona on of the Intropin tik sitron-em decrease d to meaal distributi production d with a po organ an pain sens the intern ation in cose, labele through an central ne r to show emission conditions w as glu mpute ferent positron blood flo rvous sy meperid under dif reted by co stem; to follow chronic hy (PET) ine h) of interthe brain, are interp been used use may tomograp nonnarco (radiograp , such as morphin ; PET has Demerol lead physical ual record tic e n an organ ministered dependen to make a vis tivity withi non-nar-K Duramor e body to tabolic ac ce al adact perip O-tik ph sure me rough th er intern herally to film passed th tissues aft ays y in in with a itized prostagl use of x-r obtained radioactivit andins (lo hibit ecially sens of aspirin (a res on sp images are cal hortribution mones); lly specicetylhy _ clide); the nal structu e of the dis they may and usua radiograp salicylic ce (radionu n of an imag _ _ G-ra-fe ) N-ti-skan) also be sca anti-infla acid; AS bstan n (SI production A) n, gallium mmator ioactive su (ra-de -O is a scintisca acetamin y an n of a rad in bone sca antipyret produced ophen bution hy ministratio the test, as ic (reduce d the record onal distri anesthet scintigrap _ (APAP) Tylenol e used for fever) n camera; cross-secti ics -fe ) the isotop scintillatio on of the an-es-THE ibuprofe (sin-TIG-ra amined or visualizati rt ex reduce or T-iks n at permits fies the pa eliminat celecoxib hnique th Motrin, e sensatio Advil ves traveligraphic tec n scint und wa local Celebre quency so _ and echograsotope x, Vioxx oton of a radioi of high-fre e) lidocain single ph -NOG-ra-f the echoes uted e age from graphy (so ion comp l im procaine emiss d sono Xylocain of a visua ; also calle e hy (SPECT) generation general ent tissues DISPLAY tomograp Novocain 10-2 Common Blood from differ _ raphy _ ing back g. 7-8) nitrous ox Tests ultrasonog fe ) ra-f e ) (Fi ide on-OG-ray (ek-OGph TEST midazol (ul-tra-s am ABBREVIATION red blood cell count DESCRIPTION Versed RBC number of red blood cells per µL (cubic millimeter) white blood cell count of blood WBC number of white blood cells per cubic millimeter differential count of blood Diff relative percentage of the different types of hematocrit (Fig. 10-6) leukocytes Ht, Hct, crit relative percentage of packe d red cells in a given packed cell volume volume of blood PCV hemoglobin hematocrit Hb, Hgb mean corpuscular volum amount of hemoglobin e in g/dL (100 mL) of blood MCV mean corpuscular hemo volume of an average red globin cell MCH mean corpuscular hemo average weight of hemo globin globin in red cells MCHC concentration average concentration of hemoglobin in red blood erythrocyte sedimentati cells on rate ESR rate of settling of erythr ocytes per unit of time; complete blood count used to detect infection or inflammation CBC series of tests including cell counts, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and cell volum e measurements DISPLAY ing 7-1 Imag Techniqu
  10. 10. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:24 Page xi USER’S GUIDE xi FULL-COLOR ARTWORK AND PHOTOS Beautiful full-color art throughout the book brings the content to life and illustrates the most important information. 168 PART 3 • BO Illustrations bring complex information to life. DY SYSTEMS phalic artery ar ter y on carotid Left comm ian artery Left subclav Brachioce Pulmonic valve va rior vena ca Supe h Aortic arc artery Pulmonary ary Left pulmon es) ch artery (bran onary Right pulm artery es) (branch eft ulmonary ins eft atrium Ascending aorta Right pulmonary veins Pinna Left ventricle tibulococ hlear ve Tricuspid valve Right ventr icle Inferior vena cava oxygen od high in Blo um Endocardi Myocardium Epicardium Apex hian y) ular Interventric septum ’s The . Memmler Wood DL Cohen BJ, 00.) ission from Wilkins, 20 with perm Williams & (Reprinted at vessels. : Lippincott elphia and gre ides the . The heart Disease. 9th Ed. Philad septum div FIGURE 9-2 Health and interatrial dy in ntricles; the Human Bo the two ve ated e. Blood low 510 503 Semicirc ular cana ls itral icuspid) lve Right atrium CHAPTE R 18 • TH E SENSES al bone ortic valve in oxygen auditory ca (meatus) nal ygen separates on each sid gs to be ox cular septum ium and ventricle cuit. od to the lun atr interventri systemic cir pumps blo ptum. The between the through the right side called a se also a septum gh two circuits. The r of the body ere is ainde throu o atria. Th s to the rem tw od mp pumps blo e left side pu The heart circuit. Th pulmonary through the eives blood atrium rec t e rightFIGU va. The blood Hear ure 9-2. Th RE ugh the or vena ca18-1. ns ows in Fig ear, d the inferi Cohen BJ, W urThefrom showing n by the arr ret Flow Thro an od oo Blood heart is show th artery. Blo r vena cava d through the through the superio ough the pulmonary Wilkins, 2000.) DL. Memmler’s Th e outer, middle, an ay of blood e Human d sues gs thr The pathw Body in He inner subdivisions all body tis ed to the lun from pump . (Reprin alth and in oxygen ted icle and is Disease. low ventr 9th Ed. Ph with permission s the right fro iladelphia: then enter Lippinco m The coch tt William lea, shap s& ed in this re ceptor or like the shell of a gan resp snail, has waves en ond the special ter the co chlea fro to sound waves ized orga through traveling m the ba n of Corti another through se of the opening concerne The sens the flu called stapes d wi e of equi like vest librium is the round window through an open id-filled ducts of th hearing. Cells ibul the coch localized ing calle . lea d the ov to movem e and three proj al window . Sound ecting se in the vestibular ent. micircul apparatu and leave Nerve im (The senses of vi SYSTEMS ar canals. s. This str sion and pulses ar PART 3 • BODY Special ce ucture co cranial ne proprioce e transm lls within nsists of itted from rve, also ption are th the vesti called th for hearin the ear to also impo bular appa e chambere acousti g the brain rtant in m ratus resp c or by way of vestibular from the cochlea aintainin ond ; the vesti auditory nerve. Th the vestib g balance apparatu bular bran e .) ul s. ch transm cochlear branch of ocochlear nerve, its impulse the eight this nerv h e transm s concerne its impulse d with eq s uilibrium from the Full-color photos add a clinical context. sses both air The Rinne test asse FIGURE 18-3. rinted with tion of sound. (Rep ner & and bone conduc SC, Bare BG. Brun . n from Smeltzer permissio Surgical Nursing book of MedicalSuddarth’s Text incott Williams & hia: Lipp 9th Ed. Philadelp Wilkins, 2000.)
  11. 11. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:24 Page xii xii USER’S GUIDE CASE STUDIES Case studies illustrate terminology in the context of a medical report. These are followed by questions about terms used in the cases. Case Studies rcinoma (BSC) : Basal Cell Ca while of her left nostril d lump” at the base atoloconsulted a derm noticed a “tiny har months when she ess instructor, had d. She thought the ent for about 2 32-year-old fitn K.B., a been pres as a lifeguar . The lesion had re she had worked retain her tan becleansing her face from Florida, whe she had used to ntly moved north lescent years. ing salon sessions gist. She had rece by the regular tann ads, or resulting scars of her ado e been triggered khe dense skin, this lump might hav e pustules, blac several areas of e scars and left resemble the acn ma. On excause it did not d the obvious acn malignant melano sion had remove id it might be a ala (outer Although dermabra ented and different. K.B. was afra ule at the lower portion of the left pigm te nod k. lump was brownsmall pearly-whi a fullon her face or nec atologist noted a nd edges without nation, the derm e no other lesions ami re wer the wou re-approximate the nostril). The with clean marand was able to flared portion of l cell carcinoma excised the lesion the lesion as a basa ised. K.B. was A plastic surgeon on had been exc report identified lesi t. The pathology ed that the entire exposure and thickness skin graf us tissue and stat id excessive sun and subcutaneo times and to avo on her face at all gins of normal skin 30 sun protection ised to wear SPF adv tanning salons. Case Study 21-1 Case Studie s, co ntinued discharged 8 days later to a long-term position ch ange every care facility 2 hours, sup with orders plemental nu for an altern trition, and ating pressu CASE STUD meticulous re mattress wound care. Y QUESTION , S Multiple ch oice: Select the best answ er and write _____ 1. the letter of K.B.’s basal your choice cell to the left of ultraviolet tan carcinoma may have each number. been caused ning bed use by chronic a. autoimm . exposure to une response The scientific explanati the sun and on for this is b. actinic eff the: ect c. allergic rea ction d. sun block s Lymphoma tanning lotion years. She was : Cutaneou e. dermato theory lymphoma for 8 phytosis Case Study 21-2 a history of T-cell stomatitis. Con_____ 2. chemist, has had il she contracted The characte d female research nt. She also methotrexate unt ristic pimple L.C., a 52-year-ol surable improveme motherapy with s of adolesce terms for the ught some mea with systemic che nt acne are se lesions are apeutic agents bro initially treated whiteheads : a. vesicles plus topical chemother and blackhe and lymphoto hyperkeratosis, tinued therapy with ads. The me mes b. pustules a with scaling and nitis. lized dical and blisters diffuse erythroderm th and tongue. L.C. was hospita a history of hidrade had n showed c. pustules sical examinatio treatment of ons of the mou and icine for ulcerati A recent phy d. vitiligo an comedones leukoplakia and rred to Dental Med up in 4 weeks. Her painful was refe d macules alopecia. She had motherapy. She for followment e. furuncle rses of topical che alyt gel bid on with an appoint and sebaceou and given two cou lesions q hs, Ker in stable conditi s cyst _____ 3. t 2% to affected and discharged Which skin rtisone ointmen . the oral lesions cancer is an included hydroco mouth ulcers prn overgrowth a. basal cel harge medications Benadryl for her disc of pigmentlone and l carcinoma producing ep ratosis, and Dyc b. Kaposi sar for the hyperke idermal cells: coma c. cutaneou Ulcer pitals lymphom a ghter after her hos 21-3: Pressure d. melanom her dau a Case Study minimal apntly moved in with had e. erythema health, had rece that her mother n nodosum woman in failing she had bee__ home care nurse L.N., an elderly lower back since r reported to the __ ke. The daughte ed a blister on her skin was dry _ 4. Basal cell carcin and had develop ization for a stro oma involv visit and that her a. subcutan es: d and disoriented, ght since her last ing L.N.’s lost wei r examin eous tissue petite, was confuse ed that L.N. had ch was wet. Afte b. hair follic Case The nurse not ult diaper,” whi th (stage II pres les d. form confined to bed. wearing an “ad and 1 cm in dep Stud c. connecti turgor. She was e. fo ation o , 2 cm in diameter when the nurse ies, c ____ ve tis with poor skin ized open area e. L.N. moaned _ d. adipose 7 sue rmation f yellow with no drainag se noted a nickel-s ontin tissue y . 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  12. 12. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xiii USER’S GUIDE xiii PRACTICE EXERCISES Exercises are included throughout the book to help you understand the content, assess your progress, and review and prepare for quizzes and tests. e 12-2 xercis ng E Labeli Use the ro t. er shee e answ e of th n ding li espon n estio t on the corr f Dig ans o umbered par rg ory O ch n 4 Access e name of ea th Write duct on bile Comm tic duct on hepa Comm duct Cystic gm Diaphra num Duode er 2 allbladd G Liver as Pancre ct atic du Pancre Spleen 1 3 5 9 7 6. 10 Exercise 1 3-1 ot ren/o to write a wo rd that has 1. near (p the same me ara-) the kid aning as ea ney ch of the fol 2. above (su lowing defin pra-) the kid itions: ney 3. between pararenal the kidneys __________ 4. around __________ the kidneys __________ ____ __________ 5. behind __________ (post-) the __________ kidney ____ __________ Use the ro __________ ot nephr/o __________ to write a ____ __________ word that 6. inflamma __________ has the sam tion of the __________ e meaning kidney as each of ____ 7. any dis the follow ease of the ing definiti kidney ons: __________ 8. softenin __________ g of the kid __________ ney ____ __________ 9. surgical __________ removal of __________ the kidney ____ __________ 10. study __________ of the kidne __________ y ____ __________ Use the ap __________ propriate __________ root to wr ____ __________ ite a word 11. inflam __________ that has the mation of __________ same mean a glomerulus ing for each ____ 12. excision of the follow of a renal cal ing definiti yx ons: __________ 13. radiog __________ raph of the __________ renal pelvi ____ __________ s 14. dilatatio __________ n of the ren __________ al pelvis ____ __________ __________ __________ ____ __________ __________ __________ ____ 7. 8. 1. 9. 2. 10. 3. 4. A Chapter Review concludes each chapter. 5. sword 16 Cros Chapter ine System Endocr 4 2 * 1 * 3 * * * * * * * 7 8 * * * * * * 9 * * 10 11 * * * * 14 15 * 13 * * * * 16 * * * * 17 _. ACROSS is a small ______ ose diabetes: diagn An islet 2. t used to suremen 5. Mea ion abbreviat pituitary : root uitary is perature of the pit 7. Tem neration en dege __. 8. Sudd ________ of __. etabolism ________ r him. cts the m named fo etes affe idism is 10. Diab perthyro e thyroid: th rm of hy acts on 11. A fo one that ary horm : 13. Pituit the blood ion ones in abbreviat ring horm su for mea 15. Test iation uitary e pit abbrev me for th nd rnate na renal gla 16. Alte of the ad disease 17. Any * Match th Chapte r Review e follow ing term s and w rite the 1. mye sthesia appropri ate letter _____ 2. paro to the le 6 smia ft of each a. nigh 5 _____ t blindn number: * 3. nyct ess alopia b. abno _____ rmal incr * 4. hype ease in * rgeusia the sens c. mus e of tast _____ cular se e nsation 5. hem ianopia d. abno rmal sm ell percep tion e. blindn * _____ ess in ha * 6. prop lf the vi rioceptio sual field n _____ * 7. tactile * * a. sens _____ e of smel 8. vitreo l us body b. sens _____ 12 e of tast e 9. olfact ion c. pertai * _____ 10 ning to * touch . gustat * ion d. awar eness of * body po * sition e. mater * _____ 11 ial that fills the . lens eyeball * _____ 12 . sclera a. mem _____ 13 brane th * * at lines . conjun * the eyel * ctiva b. struct id _____ 14 ure that . vestib changes ular appa shape fo c. pass _____ 15 age that ratus r near an connects . eustac d far visi hian tube the mid on d. part dle ear an of the ea r that co d pharyn ntains th x e. oute ____ s: e recept rmost la los ors for eq yer of th ls water _ 16. fovea contro e eye uilibriu DOWN one that m _____ 17 ary horm . labyrin 1. Pituit rmone th ion a. inne owth ho ____rmone in r ear abbreviat me for gr th ho _ 18. rods grow rnate na and cone b. poin 3. Alte by excess ed s _____ 19 t of shar rder caus pest visi od. ossicles 4. Diso on c. smal in the blo l bones rmones _____ 20 adults of the m . iris thyroid ho iddle ea d. recept A form of urine 5. r on in the ors for vi one acts ss sugar rm sion 6. Exce sues a ho e. mus cells or tis _____ 21 cular rin 7. The g that re . anacus al: prefix gulates is ue, norm 9. Tr light en _____ 22 tering th st: prefix efix . tinnitu e eye 12. Again normally high: pr s a. com _____ 23 , ab plete co lor blin 14. Over . achrom dness b. opac atopsia _____ 24 ity of th e lens . catara ct c. near _____ 25 sightedn ess . myopi a d. sens ation of noises in the ear e. total loss of he aring * * * _____ 18-1
  13. 13. 1267-00 FM 07/07/03 14:25 Page xiv xiv USER’S GUIDE FLASHCARDS A set of flashcards is included to help you maximize your study time. Expand your vocabulary by making additional flashcards as you work through the text. meaning meaning word part condition of blood, blood abnorm al, pain ful, difficu lt , ia, hem /o -emia, -hem /o hemat word part dysword part anti-, co ntra-, c ounter- against, opposite CD-ROM The free CD-ROM includes practice tests, additional exercises to test your knowledge and assess your progress, and a pronunciation glossary. Have fun while you learn! • The practice tests offer an opportunity for you to prepare for assessment. • Interactive labeling exercises help you reinforce your understanding of anatomy. • The pronunciation glossary allows you to hear accurate pronunciations of over 2,500 terms, drawn directly from Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.
  14. 14. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:27 Page 3 1 PART Introduction to Medical Terminology Chapters 1 through 5, Part 1, present the basics of medical terminology and body structure. Chapters 6 through 8, Part 2, deal with disease and treatment. These beginning chapters form the basis for the chapters on the individual body systems, Part 3.
  15. 15. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 4 CHAPTER 1 Concepts of Medical Terminology Chapter Contents Word Parts Combining Forms Word Derivations Pronunciation Symbols Abbreviations Words Ending In x Suffixes Beginning With rh Chapter Review Case Study Answer Section Objectives After study of this chapter you should be able to: 1. Explain the purpose of medical terminology. 2. Define the terms root, suffix, and prefix. 3. Explain what combining forms are and why they are used. 4. Name the languages from which most medical word parts are derived. 5. Pronounce words according to the pronunciation guide used in this text. 6. Analyze a case study with regard to some concepts of medical terminology. 4
  16. 16. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 5 CHAPTER 1 • CONCEPTS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 5 M edical terminology is a special vocabulary used by health care professionals for effective and accurate communication. Because it is based mainly on Greek and Latin words, medical terminology is consistent and uniform throughout the world. It is also efficient; although some of the terms are long, they often reduce an entire phrase to a single word. The one word gastroduodenostomy, for example, stands for “a communication between the stomach and the first part of the small intestine” (Fig. 1-1). The medical vocabulary is vast, and learning it may seem like learning the entire vocabulary of a foreign language. Moreover, like the jargon that arises in all changing fields, it is always expanding. Think of the terms that have been added to our vocabulary with the development of computers, such as software, megabyte, search engine, e-mail, chat room. The task seems overwhelming, but there are methods that can aid in learning and remembering words and can even help in making informed guesses regarding the meanings of unfamiliar words. Most medical terms can be divided into component parts—roots, prefixes, and suffixes—that maintain the same meaning whenever they appear. By learning these meanings, you can analyze and remember many words. Word Parts The fundamental unit of each medical word is the root. This establishes the basic meaning of the word and is the part to which modifying prefixes and suffixes are added. A suffix is a short word part or series of parts added at the end of a root to modify its meaning. In this book suffixes are indicated by a dash before the suffix, such as -itis. A prefix is a short word part added before a root to modify its meaning. In this book prefixes are indicated by a dash after the prefix, such as pre-. Shown diagrammatically: Prefix Prefix Root Word Words are formed from roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Stomach Duodenum Root Duodenal anastomosis FIGURE 1-1. Gastroduodenostomy Suffix Suffix
  17. 17. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 6 6 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Kidney Ureter Bladder Urethra FIGURE 1-2. The Greek root nephr and the Latin root ren are used to refer to the kidney, an organ of the urinary system. The simple word learn can be used as a root to illustrate. If we add the suffix -er to form learner, we have “one who learns.” If we add the prefix re- to form relearn, we have “to learn again.” Not all roots are complete words. In fact, most medical roots are derived from other languages and are meant to be used in combinations. The Greek word kardia, for example, meaning “heart,” gives us the root cardi. The Latin word pulmo, meaning “lung,” gives us the root pulm. In a few instances, both the Greek and Latin roots are used. We find both the Greek root nephr and the Latin root ren used in words pertaining to the kidney (Fig. 1-2). Note that the same root may have different meanings in different fields of study. The root myel means “marrow” and may apply to either the bone marrow or the spinal cord. The root scler means “hard” but may also apply to the white of the eye. Cyst means “a filled sac or pouch” but also refers specifically to the urinary bladder. You will sometimes have to consider the context of a word before assigning its meaning. Compound words contain more than one root. The words eyeball, bedpan, frostbite, and wheelchair are examples. Some compound medical words are cardiovascular (pertaining to the heart and blood vessels), urogenital (pertaining to the urinary and reproductive systems), and lymphocyte (a white blood cell found in the lymphatic system). Combining Forms When a suffix beginning with a consonant is added to a root, a vowel (usually an o) is inserted between the root and the suffix to aid in pronunciation.
  18. 18. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 7 CHAPTER 1 • CONCEPTS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Root O Root A combining vowel may be added between a root and a suffix. O 7 Suffix Suffix Word Thus, when the suffix -logy, meaning “study of,” is added to the root neur, meaning “nerve or nervous system,” a combining vowel is added: neur + o + logy = neurology (study of the nervous system) Roots shown with a combining vowel are called combining forms. Root Root A root with a combining vowel is often called a combining form. O O Combining form In this text, roots are given with their most common combining vowels added after a slash and are referred to simply as roots, as in neur/o. A combining vowel usually is not used if the ending begins with a vowel. The root neur is combined with the suffix -itis, meaning “inflammation of,” in this way: neur + itis = neuritis (inflammation of a nerve) There are some exceptions to this rule, particularly when pronunciation or meaning is affected, but you will observe these as you work. Word Derivations As mentioned, most medical word parts come from Greek (G) and Latin (L). The original words and their meanings are included in this text only occasionally. They are interesting, however, and may aid in learning. For example, muscle comes from a Latin word that means “mouse” because the movement of a muscle under the skin was thought to resemble the scampering of a mouse. The coccyx, the tail end of the spine, is named for the cuckoo because it was thought to resemble the cuckoo’s bill (Fig. 1-3). For those interested in the derivations of medical words, a good medical dictionary will provide this information. Several such books are listed in the bibliography at the end of this text. Pronunciation Phonetic pronunciations are provided in the text at every opportunity, even in the answer keys. Take advantage of these aids. Repeat the word aloud as you learn to recognize it in print. Be aware that word parts may change in pronunciation when they are combined in different ways. The following pronunciation guidelines apply throughout the text.
  19. 19. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 8 8 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Atlas (1st cervical) Axis (2nd cervical) Transverse process Intervertebral disk Body (centrum) of vertebra Spinous process Foramen for spinal nerve Sacrum Coccyx FIGURE 1-3. The coccyx of the spine looks like the bill of a cuckoo. (Reprinted with permission from Cohen BJ, Wood DL. Memmler’s The Human Body in Health and Disease. 9th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.) A vowel (a, e, i, o, u) gets a short pronunciation if it has no pronunciation mark over it, such as: a as in hat e as in met i as in bin o as in some u as in run A short line over the vowel gives it a long pronunciation: _ a _ as in say e as in tea _ i as in lie _ o as in hose _ u as in sue The accented syllable in each word is shown with capital letters. Note that pronunciations may vary from place to place. Only one pronunciation for each word is given here, but be prepared for differences.
  20. 20. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 9 CHAPTER 1 • CONCEPTS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BOX 1-1 9 Pronunciations When pronunciations are included in a text, it is sometimes difficult to know which pronunciation of a term to use. Pronunciations may vary from country to country, even in different regions of the same country. Think how easy it is to distinguish a southern accent and one from the midwest or northeastern United States. The general rule is to include the most common pronunciation. The word gynecology is usually pronounced with a hard g in the United States, but in many – – areas a soft g is used, as in jin-e-KOL-o -je . Words pertaining to the cerebrum (largest part of the brain) may have an accent on different syllables. The adjective is usually pronounced with the accent on the second syllable (se-REbral), but in cerebrum (SER-e-brum) and cere– – brospinal (ser-e-bro -SPI -nal), the accented syllable differs. The name for the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) is often pronounced – – – du -o -DE -num, although the pronunciation – du -O-de-num is also acceptable. When extreme, some alternate pronunciations can sound like a foreign language. The word we pronounce as SKEL-e-tal is pronounced in some other English-speaking countries as ske-LE-tal. Soft and Hard c and g _ _ A soft c, as in racer, will be written_ s (RA-ser). A hard c, as in candy, will be written as k (KAN-d e ). A soft as _ g, as in page, will be written as j (pa j). A hard g, as in grow, will be written as g (gro ). Silent Letters and Unusual Pronunciations A silent letter or unusual pronunciation can be a problem, especially if it appears at the start of a word that you are trying to look up in the dictionary. See Table 1-1 for some examples. The combinations in Table 1-1 may be pronounced differently when they appear within a word, as in apnea _ _ (AP-ne -a), meaning cessation of breathing; nephroptosis (nef-rop-TO -sis), meaning dropping of the kidney; _ prognosis (prog-NO-sis), meaning prediction of the outcome of disease. Symbols Symbols are commonly used in case histories as a form of shorthand. Some examples are L and R for left and right; ↑ and ↓ for increase and decrease. A list of common symbols appears in Chapter 7 and in Appendix 1. Abbreviations Like symbols, abbreviations can save time, but they can also cause confusion if they are not universally understood. Usage varies in different institutions, and the same abbreviation may have different meanings in different fields. An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the first letter of each word in a phrase. Some
  21. 21. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 10 10 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY TABLE 1-1 Silent Letters and Unusual Pronunciations LETTER(S) ch PRONUNCIATION k dys dis eu u gn n ph f pn n ps s pt t rh r x z EXAMPLE chemical KEM-i-kl dystrophy _ _ DIS-tro -f e euphoria _ _ u -FOR-e -a gnathic NATH-ik pharmacy_ FAR-ma-se pneumonia – – – nu -MO -ne -a pseudo_ _ SU -do ptosis _ TO-sis rheumatic _ ru -MAT-ik xiphoid ZIF-oyd DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE pertaining to chemistry poor nourishment of tissue exaggerated feeling of well-being pertaining to the jaw a drug dispensary inflammation of the lungs false dropping pertaining to rheumatism, a disorder of muscles and joints pertaining to cartilage attached to the sternum everyday acronyms are ASAP (as soon as possible) and ATM (automated teller machine). In computerese, RAM stands for “random access memory.” Acronyms have become popular for saving time and space in naming objects, organizations, and procedures. Only the most commonly used abbreviations are given. These are listed at the end of each chapter, but a complete alphabetical list appears in Appendix 2. An abbreviation dictionary also is helpful. Words Ending In x When a word ending in x has a suffix added, the x is changed to a g or a c. For example, pharynx (throat) be_ comes pharyngeal (fa-RIN-je -al), to mean_“pertaining to the throat”; coccyx (terminal portion of the vertebral column) becomes coccygeal (kok-SIJ-e -al), to mean “pertaining to the coccyx”; thorax (chest) becomes _ _ thoracotomy (thor-a-KOT-o-me) to mean “an incision into the chest.” Suffixes Beginning With rh When a suffix beginning with rh is added to a root, the r is doubled: hem/o (blood) + -rhage (bursting forth) = hemorrhage (a bursting forth of blood) men/o (menses) + -rhea (flow, discharge) = menorrhea (menstrual flow)
  22. 22. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 11 CHAPTER 1 • CONCEPTS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 11 Key Terms acronym _ AK-ro-nim An abbreviation formed from the first letter of each word in a phrase combining form A word root in combination with a vowel used to link the root with a suffix. Combining forms are shown with a slash between the root and the vowel, as in neur/o. prefix PRE-fix A word part added before a root to modify its meaning root The fundamental unit of a word suffix SU-fix A word part added to the end of a root to modify its meaning Chapter Review 1-1 Fill in the blanks: 1. A root with a vowel added to aid in pronunciation is called a(n) . 2. A word part that comes before a root is a(n) . 3. Combine the word parts dia-, meaning “through,” and -rhea, meaning “flow,” to form a word meaning “passage of fluid stool.” 4. Combine the root psych, meaning “mind,” with the suffix -logy, meaning “study of,” to form a word meaning “study of the mind.” Multiple choice: Select the best answer and write the letter of your choice to the left of each number. _____ 5. Which of the following is a compound word? a. urinary b. skeletal c. gastrointestinal d. coronary e. artery _____ 6. The adjective for thorax is a. thoraxic b. thoracic c. thoral d. thorial e. thoraxial _____ 7. An acronym is formed from a. a proper name b. Latin or Greek c. a compound word d. the first letter of each word in a phrase e. two or more roots
  23. 23. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 12 12 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Pronounce the following words: 8. dysfunction 9. rheumatoid 10. chronologic 11. pharynx Pronounce the following phonetic forms: 12. nar-KOT-ik _ _ 13. NI -tro-jen 14. SUR-fas _ 15. VAS-ku-lar _ 16. tho-RAS-ik Case Study Case Study 1-1: Multiple Health Problems Secondary to Injury D.S., a 28-year-old woman, was treated for injuries sustained in a train derailment accident. During the course of her treatment, she was seen by several specialists. For pain in her knee and hip joints, she was referred to an orthopedist. For migraine headaches and blurry vision, she consulted a neurologist. For pain on urination and occasional bloody urine, she saw a urologist. Later, for a persistent dry cough and problems resulting from a fractured nose, she was referred to an otorhinolaryngologist. During her initial course of treatment, she had a CT scan of her abdomen and brain and an MRI of her hip and knee. Both imaging studies required her to lie motionless on her back for 45 minutes. Several months after the accident, D.S. was still experiencing some discomfort, and she decided to investigate alternative therapies. She made an appointment with a naturist practitioner who specialized in homeopathy and herbal medicine. Before her appointment, she browsed in the Nutra-Medica Shop, which carried nutritional supplements, vitamin and mineral products, homeopathic remedies, and herbal formulas. She planned to ask the therapist about some of the products that she saw there, which included remedies with the trade names Pneumogen, Arthogesia-Plus, Renovite, Nephrostat, and Hematone. CASE STUDY QUESTIONS Multiple choice: Select the best answer and write the letter of your choice to the left of each number. _____ 1. The -ist in the word neurologist is a: a. prefix b. root c. suffix d. combining form e. conjunction
  24. 24. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 13 CHAPTER 1 • CONCEPTS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 13 Case Study, continued _____ 2. Endo- in endoscopic is a: a. root b. suffix c. combining form d. prefix e. derivation _____ 3. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. This term represents a(n): a. combining form b. acronym c. prefix d. suffix e. abbreviation _____ 4. D.S. needed plastic surgery on her nose to repair the postfracture deformity. This procedure is called a(n): a. septoscope b. rhinoplasty c. neurectomy d. cardioplasty e. rhinitis _____ 5. Several of the radiological imaging studies required D.S. to lie on her back for 45 minutes. This position is referred to as: a. supine b. prone c. lateral recumbent d. lithotomy e. Trendelenburg _____ 6. The products Renovite and Nephrostat are named for their action on the: a. lung b. nerves c. liver d. heart e. kidney ____ 7. The pn in Pneumogen is pronounced as: a. p b. pa c. n d. up e. f Fill in the blanks. 8. Use Appendix 4 to find roots that mean blood. __________________________________ 9. Use the index to find the chapter that contains information on imaging techniques. __________________________________
  25. 25. 1267-01 CH01 07/07/03 14:28 Page 14 14 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Case Study, continued 10. Use the flash cards at the back of this book to find the meaning of the word part endo-. __________________________________ 11. Another word part with the same meaning as endo- is __________________________________. 12. Use Appendix 3 to look up the meaning of the roots in otorhinolaryngology. ot/o __________________________________ rhino __________________________________ laryng/o __________________________________ 13. Use Appendix 3 to find the meaning of the word part homeo__________________________________. 14. When the word larynx has a suffix added, the x is changed to a __________________________________. 15. Appendix 2 tells you that the abbreviation CT in CT scan means __________________________________. CHAPTER 1 Answer Section Answers to Chapter Exercises 1. combining form 2. prefix 3. diarrhea 4. psychology 5. c 6. b 7. d 8. dis-FUNK-shun _ 9. RU-ma-toyd _ 10. kron-o-LOJ-ik 11. FAR-inks 12. narcotic 13. nitrogen 14. surface 15. vascular 16. thoracic Answers to Case Study Questions 1. c 2. d 3. b 4. b 5. a 6. e 7. c 8. hem/o, hemat/o 9. chapter 7 10. in; within 11. intra12. ear; nose; larynx 13. same, unchanging 14. g 15. computed tomography
  26. 26. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 15 CHAPTER 2 Suffixes Chapter Contents Noun Suffixes Adjective Suffixes Forming Plurals Chapter Review Case Study Answer Section Objectives After study of this chapter you should be able to: 1. Define a suffix. 2. Give examples of how suffixes are used. 3. Recognize and use some general noun, adjective, and plural suffixes used in medical terminology. 4. Analyze the suffixes used in a case study. 15
  27. 27. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 16 16 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY A suffix is a word ending that modifies a root. A suffix may indicate that the word is a noun or an adjective and often determines how the definition of the word will begin. For example, using the root myel/o, meaning “bone marrow,” the adjective ending -oid forms the word myeloid, which means “like or pertaining to bone marrow.” The ending -oma produces myeloma, which is a tumor of the bone marrow. Adding another root, gen, which represents genesis or origin, and the adjective ending -ous forms the word myelogenous, meaning “originating in bone marrow.” The suffixes given in this chapter are general ones that are used throughout medical terminology. Additional suffixes will be presented in later chapters, as they pertain to disease states, medical treatment, or specific body systems. Noun Suffixes TABLE 2-1 Suffixes That Mean “Condition Of” SUFFIX -ia -ism -sis* -y EXAMPLE phobia – – FO -be -a alcoholism – AL-ko -hol-izm acidosis – as-i-DO -sis tetany – TET-a-ne DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE persistent and exaggerated fear impaired control of alcohol use acid condition of body fluids sustained muscle contraction *The ending -sis may appear with a combining vowel, as -osis, -iasis, -esis, or -asis. The first two of these denote an abnormal condition. Exercise 2-1 Write the suffix that means “condition of” in each of the following words: 1. egotism (exaggerated self-importance) – – E -go-tizm 2. dysentery (intestinal disorder) _ DIS-en-ter-e 3. insomnia_ (inability to sleep) in-SOM-ne-a 4. parasitism (infection with parasites or behaving as a parasite) PAR-a-sit-izm 5. thrombosis (having a blood clot in a vessel) (Fig. 2-1) _ throm-BO-sis -ism
  28. 28. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 17 CHAPTER 2 • SUFFIXES 17 blood clot (thrombosis) fat deposits in artery FIGURE 2-1. Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot). (Reprinted with permission from Hosley JB, Jones SA, Molle-Matthews EA. Lippincott’s Textbook for Medical Assistants. Philadelphia: LippincottRaven Publishers, 1997.) 6. psoriasis (skin disease) – – so -RI -a-sis 7. analgesia (absence of pain) – – an-al-JE -ze -a 8. sclerosis (hardening) – skle-RO-sis 9. atony (lack of muscle tone) _ _ AT-o -ne TABLE 2-2 Suffixes for Medical Specialties SUFFIX -ian MEANING specialist in a field of study EXAMPLE physician fi-ZISH-un geriatrics – jer-e -AT-riks podiatry – – – po -DI -a-tre orthopedics – – or-tho -PE -diks -iatrics medical specialty -iatry medical specialty -ics medical specialty -ist specialist in a field of study cardiologist – – kar-de -OL-o -jist -logy study of physiology – – – fiz-e -OL-o -je DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE practitioner of medicine (from root physi/o, meaning “nature”) study and treatment of the aged (from root ger/i, meaning “old age”) study and treatment of the foot (from root pod/o, meaning “foot”) study and treatment of the skeleton and joints (from root ped/o, meaning “child,” and prefix ortho, meaning “straight”) specialist in the study and treatment of the heart (from root cardi/o, meaning “heart”) Study of function in a living organism (from root physi/o, meaning “nature”)
  29. 29. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 18 18 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Exercise 2-2 Write the suffix in each of the following words that means “study of,” “medical specialty,” or “specialist in a field of study”: 1. dentist (one who treats the teeth and mouth) DEN-tist -ist 2. neurology (the study of the nervous system) _ _ _ nu-ROL-o-j e 3. pediatrics (treatment of children) (Fig. 2-2) _ _ pe-d e-AT-riks 4. technologist (specialist in a technical field) _ tek-NOL-o-jist 5. psychiatry (study and treatment of mental disorders) _ _ _ si -KI -a-tre Write a word for a specialist in each of the following fields: 6. anatomy (study of body structure) _ _ a-NAT-o-me 7. pediatrics (care and treatment of children) _ _ pe-d e-AT-riks 8. radiology _ _ of radiation in diagnosis and treatment) (use _ _ ra-d e-OL-o-j e 9. orthodontics (correction of the teeth) _ or-tho-DON-tiks FIGURE 2-2. A practitioner of pediatrics. (Reprinted with permission from Taylor C, Lillis C, LeMone P. Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001.)
  30. 30. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 19 CHAPTER 2 • SUFFIXES BOX 2-1 19 Suffixes With a Meaning All Their Own Suffixes sometimes take on a color of their own as they are added to different words. The suffix -thon is taken from the name of the Greek town Marathon, from which news of a battle victory was carried by a long-distance runner. It has been attached to various words to mean a contest of great endurance. We have bike-athons, dance-athons, telethons, even major charity fund-raisers called thona-thons. The adjective ending -ish, as in Scottish, can be added to imply that something is not right on target, as in largish, softish, oldish. In science and medicine, the ending -tech is used to imply high technology, and -pure may be added to inspire confidence, as in the company name Genentech and the Multi-Pure water filter. The ending -mate suggests a helping device, as in HeartMate, a pump used to assist a damaged heart Adjective Suffixes The suffixes below are all adjective endings that mean “pertaining to” or “resembling” (Table 2-3). There are no rules for which ending to use for a given noun. Familiarity comes with practice. When necessary, tips on proper usage are given in the text. TABLE 2-3 Suffixes That Mean “Pertaining to” or “Resembling” SUFFIX -ac -al -ar -ary -form -ic* -ical (ic + al) -ile -oid -ory -ous EXAMPLE cardiac _ CAR-de-ak skeletal SKEL-e-tal muscular _ MUS-ku-lar dietary _ _ di -e-tar-e muciform _ MU-si-form metric ME-trik anatomical an-a-TOM-i-kl febrile _ FEB-ri l toxoid TOK-soyd respiratory _ RES-pi-ra-tor-e venous _ VE -nus DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE pertaining to the heart pertaining to the skeleton pertaining to muscles pertaining to the diet like or resembling mucus pertaining to a meter (unit of measurement) (Fig. 2-3) pertaining to anatomy pertaining to fever resembling toxin (poison) pertaining to respiration pertaining to a vein *For words ending with the suffix -sis, the first s in the ending is changed to t before adding -ic to form the adjective, as in psychotic, pertaining to psychosis (a mental disorder), or diuretic, pertaining to diuresis (increased urination).
  31. 31. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 20 20 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FIGURE 2-3. The metric system is used for all scientific and clinical measurements. (Reprinted with permission from Taylor C, Lillis C, LeMone P. Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001.) Exercise 2-3 Identify the suffix meaning “pertaining to” or “resembling” in each of the following words: 1. salivary (pertaining to saliva) _ SAL-i-var-e 2. pelvic (pertaining to the pelvis) PEL-vik 3. neurotic (pertaining to neurosis) _ nu-ROT-ik 4. fibrous (pertaining to fibers) _ FI -brus 5. epileptiform (resembling epilepsy) ep-i-LEP-ti-form 6. ovoid (resembling an egg) OV-oyd 7. topical (pertaining to a surface) TOP-i-kal 8. virile (masculine) VIR-il 9. vocal (pertaining to the voice) _ VO-kal 10. surgical (pertaining to surgery) SUR-ji-kal 11. nuclear (pertaining to a nucleus) _ _ NU-kle-ar -ary
  32. 32. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 21 CHAPTER 2 • SUFFIXES 21 12. urinary (pertaining to urine) _ _ U-ri-nar-e 13. circulatory (pertaining to circulation) _ _ SIR-ku-la-tor-e Forming Plurals Many medical words have special plural forms based on the ending of the word. Table 2-4 gives some general rules for the formation of plurals along with examples. The plural endings listed in column 2 are substituted for the word endings in column 1. Some Exceptions to the Rules There are exceptions to the rules above for forming plurals, some of which will appear in later chapters. For example, the plural of virus is viruses, and serums is sometimes used instead of sera. An -es ending may be added to words ending in -ex or -ix to form a plural, as in appendixes, apexes, and indexes. Some people, in error, use phalange as the singular of phalanges. Words ending in -oma, meaning “tumor,” should be changed to -omata, but most people just add an s to form the plural. For example, the plural of carcinoma (a type of cancer) should be carcinomata, but carcinomas is commonly used. TABLE 2-4 Plural Endings WORD ENDING a PLURAL ENDING ae en ina ex, ix, yx ices is es ma mata nx (anx, inx, ynx) nges on a um a us ii SINGULAR EXAMPLE gingiva (gum) JIN-ji-va foramen (opening) – – fo -RA -men appendix (something added) a-PEN-dix diagnosis (identification of disease) – – di -ag-NO -sis stigma (mark or scar) STIG-ma phalanx (bone of finger or toe) fa-LANKS spermatozoon (male reproductive cell) – – sper-ma-to -ZO -on ovum (egg) – O -vum embolus – EM-bo -lus PLURAL EXAMPLE gingivae – JIN-ji-ve foramina – fo -RAM-i-na appendices – a-PEN-di-se z diagnoses – – – di - ag-NO -se z stigmata stig-MAT-a phalanges – fa-LAN-je z spermatozoa – – sper-ma-to -ZO -a ova – O -va emboli – – EM-bo -l i
  33. 33. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 22 22 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Exercise 2-4 Write the plural form of each of the following words. The word ending is underlined in each. 1. vertebra (bone of the spine) (Fig. 2-4) VER-te-bra vertebrae 2. ganglion (mass of nerve tissue) – GANG-le -on 3. omentum (abdominal membrane) – o -MEN-tum 4. testis (male gonad) TES-tis 5. lumen (central opening) LU-min 6. matrix (background substance; mold) _ MA-triks 7. serum (liquid) _ SE-rum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 A B FIGURE 2-4. Each bone of the spine is a vertebra (A). The spinal column is made of 26 vertebrae (B). (Reprinted with permission from Cohen BJ, Wood DL. Memmler’s The Human Body in Health and Disease. 9th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.)
  34. 34. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 23 CHAPTER 2 • SUFFIXES 23 8. meninx (membrane around the brain and spinal cord) ME-ninks 9. focus (center) _ FO-kus 10. pelvis (bony hip girdle) PEL-vis 11. adenoma (tumor of a gland) _ ad-e-NO-ma Chapter Review 2-1 Identify the suffix that means “condition of” in each of the following words: _ 1. egotism (E-go-tizm) _ _ 2. anemia (a-NE-me-a) _ 3. stenosis (ste-NO-sis) – e 4. dystrophy (DIS-tro -f – ) _ 5. acidosis (as-i-DO-sis) _ _ 6. anesthesia (an-es-THE-ze-a) Give the suffix in the following words that means “specialty” or “specialist”: _ _ _ 7. psychiatry (si -KI -a-tre) _ _ 8. orthopedist (or-tho-PE-dist) 9. obstetrics (ob-STET-riks) _ _ _ 10. urology (u-ROL-o-j e) Give the name of the specialist in each of the following fields: _ _ 11. pediatrics ( pe-d e-A-triks) _ _ 12. dermatology (der-ma-TOL-o-j e) _ 13. pharmacy (FAR-ma-se) _ _ _ 14. gynecology (gi -ne-KOL-o-je) Identify the adjective suffix in each of the following words that means “pertaining to” or “resembling”: __ 15. physiologic (fiz-e-o-LOJ-ik) _ 16. local (LO-kal) _ _ _ 17. cutaneous (ku-TA-ne-us) 18. lymphoid (LIM-foyd) _ 19. cellular (SEL-u-lar)
  35. 35. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 24 24 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY _ 20. basic (BA-sik) _ 21. salivary (SAL-i-var-e) 22. oral (OR-al) _ 23. rheumatoid (RU-ma-toyd) 24. virile (VIR-il) 25. anatomical (an-a-TOM-i-kal) 26. circular (SIR-ku-lar) _ 27. exploratory (ek-SPLOR-a-tor-e) Write the plural for each of the following words. The word ending is underlined: 28. patella (kneecap) pa-TEL-a 29. prognosis (prediction of disease outcome) _ prog-NO-sis 30. bacterium (type of microorganism) _ _ bak-TE-re-um 31. fungus (simple, nongreen plant) FUN-gus 32. protozoon (single-celled animal) _ _ _ pro-to-ZO-an 33. pharynx (throat) FAR-inks 34. apex (high point; tip) _ A-peks Write the singular form for each of the following words. The word ending is underlined: 35. foramina (openings) _ f o-RAM-i-na 36. nuclei_ _ (center; core) NU-kle-i 37. ganglia (small masses of nerve tissue) _ GANG-l e-a 38. vertebrae _ (spinal bones) VER-te-bre 39. indices (directories; lists) _ IN-di-sez 40. carcinomata (cancers) _ kar-si-NO-ma-ta
  36. 36. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 25 CHAPTER 2 • SUFFIXES 25 Case Study Case Study 2-1: Health Problems on Return From the Rain Forest E.G., a 39-year-old archaeologist and university professor, returned from a 6-month expedition in the rain forest of South America suffering from a combination of physical symptoms and conditions that would not subside on their own. He was fatigued, yet unable to sleep through the night. He also had a mild fever, night sweats, occasional dizziness, double vision, and mild crampy abdominal pain accompanied by intermittent diarrhea. In addition, he had a nonhealing wound on his ankle from an insect bite. He made an appointment with his family doctor, an internist. On examination, E.G. was febrile (feverish) with a temperature of 101°F. His heart and lungs were normal, with a slightly elevated heart rate. His abdomen was tender to palpation (touch), and his bowel sounds were active and gurgling to auscultation (listening with a stethoscope). His skin was dry and warm. He had symmetrical areas of edema (swelling) around both knees and tenderness over both patellae (kneecaps). The ulceration on his left lateral ankle had a ring of necrosis (tissue death) surrounding an area of granulation tissue. There was a small amount of purulent (pus-containing) drainage. E.G.’s doctor ordered a series of hematology lab studies and stool cultures for ova and parasites. The doctor suspected a viral disease, possibly carried by mosquitoes, indigenous to tropical rain forests. He also suspected a form of dysentery typically caused by protozoa. E.G. was also possibly anemic, dehydrated, and septic (infected). The doctor was confident that after definitive diagnosis and treatment, E.G. would gain relief from his insomnia, diplopia (double vision), and dizziness. CASE STUDY QUESTIONS Multiple choice: Select the best answer and write the letter of your choice to the left of each number. _____ 1. Diplopia, the condition of having double vision, has the suffix: a. lopia b. opia c. ia d. pia e. plopia _____ 2. The adjective septic is formed from the noun: a. sepsis b. septosis c. septemia d. septery e. anemia _____ 3. E.G. was suspected of having anemia (diminished hemoglobin). The adjective form of the noun anemia is _____________, and the field of health science devoted to the study of blood is called _______________. a. anemic; hematology b. hematosis; hematism c. dehemia; hematomegaly d. anemic; parasitology e. microhematic; hemacology
  37. 37. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 26 26 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Case Study, continued Write the suffix that means “condition of” in each of the following words: 4. necrosis 5. dysentery 6. insomnia Write the adjective ending of each of the following words: 7. febrile 8. symmetrical 9. anemic Write the singular form of each of the following words: 10. patellae 11. ova 12. protozoa Write a word from the case study that means each of the following: 13. The word virus used as an adjective 14. The noun form of the adjective necrotic 15. Expert in the field of archeology 16. Expert in the field of internal medicine 17. The noun abdomen used as an adjective CHAPTER 2 Answer Section Answers to Chapter Exercises 8. -sis, -osis 9. -y EXERCISE 2-1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. -ism -y -ia -ism -sis, -osis -sis, -asis -ia EXERCISE 2-2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. -ist -logy -iatrics -ist -iatry anatomist
  38. 38. 1267-02 CH02 07/07/03 14:29 Page 27 CHAPTER 2 • SUFFIXES 7. pediatrician 8. radiologist 9. orthodontist EXERCISE 2-3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. -ary -ic -ic -ous -form -oid -ical –ile -al -ical -ar -ary -ory EXERCISE 2-4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. _ vertebrae (VER-te-bre ) _ ganglia (GANG-le -a) _ omenta (o-MEN-ta) _ testes (TES-tez) _ lumina (LU-min-a) _ _ matrices (MA-tri-sez) _ sera (SE-ra) _ meninges_ _ (me-NIN-jez) foci (FO-si ) _ pelves (PEL-vez) _ adenomata (ad-e-NO-ma-ta) Answers to Chapter Review 2-1 1. -ism 2. -ia 3. -sis 4. -y 5. -sis 6. -ia 7. -iatry 8. -ist 9. -ics 10. -logy 11. pediatrician 12. dermatologist 13. pharmacist 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. gynecologist -ic -al -ous -oid -ar -ic -ary -al -oid -ile -ical -ar -ory patellae prognoses bacteria fungi protozoa pharynges apices foramen nucleus ganglion vertebra index carcinoma Answers to Case Study Questions 1. c 2. a 3. a 4. -sis 5. -y 6. -ia 7. -ile 8. -ical 9. -ic 10. patella 11. ovum 12. protozoon 13. viral 14. necrosis 15. archeologist 16. internist 17. abdominal 27
  39. 39. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 28 CHAPTER Prefixes Chapter Contents Common Prefixes Chapter Review Case Studies Answer Section Objectives After study of this chapter you should be able to: 1. Define a prefix and explain how prefixes are used. 2. Identify and define some of the prefixes used in medical terminology. 3. Use prefixes to form words used in medical terminology. 28 3
  40. 40. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 29 CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES 29 A prefix is a short word part added before a word or word root to modify its meaning. For example, the word lateral means “side.” Adding the prefix uni-, meaning “one,” forms unilateral, which means “affecting or involving one side.” Adding the prefix contra-, meaning “against or opposite,” forms contralateral, which refers to an opposite side. The term equilateral means “having equal sides.” Prefixes in this book will be followed by a hyphen to show that other parts will be added to the prefix to form a word. This chapter introduces most of the prefixes used in medical terminology. Although the list is long, almost all of the prefixes you will need to work through this book are presented here. There is just one short additional chart of prefixes related to position in Chapter 5 on body structure. The meanings of many of these prefixes will be familiar to you from words that are already in your vocabulary. The words in the charts are given as examples of usage. Almost all of them will reappear in later chapters. If you forget a prefix as you work, you may refer to this chapter or to the alphabetical lists of word parts and meanings in the glossary. Common Prefixes TABLE 3-1 Prefixes for Numbers* PREFIX prim/i- MEANING first mon/o one uni- one hemi- half; one side semi- half; partial bi- two, twice di- two, twice dipl/o double tri- three quadr/i- four tetra- four multi- many poly- many, much EXAMPLE primitive PRIM-i-tiv monocular – mon-OK-u -lar unicellular – – u -ni-SEL-u -lar hemisphere – HEM-i-sfe r semisolid – sem-e -SOL-id bicuspid – bi -KUS-pid dimorphous – d i -MOR-fus diploid DIP-loyd triplet TRIP-let quadrant KWOD-rant tetrahedron – tet-ra-HE -dron multiple MUL-ti-pl polysaccharide – – pol-e -SAK-a-ri d *Prefixes pertaining to the metric system are in the appendix. DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE occurring first in time pertaining to one eye composed of one cell (Fig. 3-1) one half of a rounded structure partially solid a tooth with two points (cusps) having two forms (morph/o) having two sets of chromosomes one of three offspring produced in a single birth one-fourth of an area a figure with four surfaces consisting of many parts substance composed of many sugars
  41. 41. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 30 30 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FIGURE 3-1. An amoeba, a unicellular organism. Exercise 3-1 Fill in the blanks: _ _ 1. Monoclonal (mon-o-KLON-al) refers to a colony (clone) derived from ________________________ ___________ cell(s). 2. The quadriceps (KWAD-ri-seps) muscle has ________________________ __________ part(s). _ _ _ 3. To unify (U-ni-fi ) means to make two or more parts into ________________________ __________ part(s). _ _ _ 4. The term semilunar (sem-e-LU-nar) means ________________________ __________ moon(s). _ _ _ _ 5. A dichotomy (di -KOT-o-me) has ________________________ __________ part(s). _ 6. A multicellular organism has ________________________ __________ cell(s). _ _ _ 7. A tetralogy (te-TRAL-o-je ) is composed of ________________________ __________ elements or factors. _ _ 8. A triangle (TRI -an-gl) has ________________________ __________ angle(s). _ _ _ 9. Bipolar (bi -PO-lar) means having ________________________ __________ pole(s). _ Give a prefix that is similar in meaning to each of the following: 10. bi- ________________________ __________ _ 11. poly- ________________________ __________ _ 12. semi- ________________________ __________ _ 13. mon/o ________________________ __________ _ TABLE 3-2 Prefixes for Colors PREFIX cyan/o- MEANING blue erythr/o- red EXAMPLE cyanosis – si-a-ON-sis erythrocyte – – e-RITH-ro-sit DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen a red blood cell
  42. 42. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 31 CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES 31 TABLE 3-2 Prefixes for Colors, continued PREFIX leuk/o- MEANING white, colorless melan/o- black, dark xanth/o- yellow EXAMPLE leukoplakia – – – – l u-ko-PL A-ke-a melanin MEL-a-nin xanthoderma – zan-tho-DER-ma DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE white patches in the mouth the dark pigment that colors the hair and skin yellow coloration of the skin Exercise 3-2 Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number: _ _ _____ 1. melanocyte (MEL-a-no-si t) a. pertaining to bluish discoloration _ _____ 2. xanthoma (zan-THO-ma) b. redness of the skin _ _____ 3. cyanotic (si -a-NOT-ik) c. yellow raised area on the skin _ _____ 4. erythroderma (e-rith-ro-DER-ma) d. cell that produces dark pigment _ _ _ _____ 5. leukemia (lu-KE -me -a) e. overgrowth of white blood cells TABLE 3-3 Negative Prefixes PREFIX a-, an- MEANING not; without anti- against contra- against, opposite de- down, without dis- absence, removal, separation not in-*; im(used before b, m, p) nonun- not not *May also mean “in” or “into” as in inject, inhale. EXAMPLE aseptic – a -SEP-tik antidote – AN-ti-do t contraception kon-tra-SEP-shun depilatory – – de -PIL-a-tor-e dissect di-SEKT insignificant in-sig-NIF-i-cant DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE free of infectious organisms noninfectious non-in-FEK-shus unconscious un-KON-shus not able to spread disease means for counteracting a poison prevention of conception agent used to remove hair (pil/o) to separate tissues for anatomical study not important not responsive
  43. 43. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 32 32 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Exercise 3-3 Identify and define the prefix in each of the following words: Prefix 1. amorphous (without form) (root morph/o) a- Meaning of Prefix not, without, lack of, absence (a-MOR-fus) 2. antibody 3. amnesia 4. disintegrate 5. contralateral 6. incontinent 7. dehumidify 8. noncontributory Add a prefix to form the negative of each of the following words: 9. coordinated uncoordinated 10. adequate 11. infect 12. permeable (capable of being penetrated) 13. congestant 14. compatible ____________________________________ BOX 3-1 Prefix Shorthand Many prefixes catch on rapidly as a form of shorthand. In everyday life, the prefix efor electronic has spread to words such as e-mail, e-commerce, e-Bay, and many more. X- for extreme appears in X-games and other X-sports. The prefix endo- in the names of many surgical instruments signifies new endoscopic instruments that are longer and thinner and have smaller working tips to be used in areas where there is minimal access. Some examples are endoscissors, endosuture, endocautery, endograsper, and endosnare. Health care products designed for specific age groups are also encoded by prefixes. Geri-, pertaining to old age, as in geriatrics, appears in geri-chair, geri-pads, geri-jacket, and the patent medicine Geritol, among others. Pedi- or pedia-, meaning “child,” is found in the names pedicath, pedi-dose, pedi-set (instruments), and Pedialyte, a product used for children to replace fluid and electrolytes.
  44. 44. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 33 CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES 33 TABLE 3-4 Prefixes for Direction PREFIX ab- MEANING away from ad- toward; near dia- through per- through trans- through EXAMPLE abduct ab-DUKT adhere – ad-HER dialysis – di -AL-i-sis percutaneous – – – per-ku-TA-ne-us transfusion – trans-F U-zhun DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE to move away from the midline to attach or stick together separation (-lysis) by passage through a membrane (Fig. 3-2) through the skin introduction of blood or blood components into the bloodstream Dialysate FIGURE 3-2. Peritoneal dialysis, in which the dialysate is infused into the peritoneal cavity by gravity. (Reprinted with permission from Rosdahl, Kowalski. Textbook of Basic Nursing. 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003:1208.) Skin Subcutaneous fat Muscle Peritoneum Bowel Drainage Exercise 3-4 Identify and define the prefix in each of the following words: Prefix Meaning of Prefix 1. perforate _______ ___________________________________ 2. adjacent _______ ___________________________________ 3. abnormal _______ ___________________________________ 4. diarrhea _______ ___________________________________ 5. transfer _______ ___________________________________
  45. 45. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 34 34 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY TABLE 3-5 Prefixes for Degree PREFIX hyperhypo-* MEANING over, excess, abnormally high, increased under; below olig/o- few, scanty pan- all super-* above, excess EXAMPLE hyperventilation – – hi-per-ven-ti-L A-shun hypoxia – – hi-POK-se-a oligomenorrhea – – ol-i-go-men-o-RE-a panacea – pan-a-SE-a supernumerary – – su-per-NU-mer-ar- e DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE excess breathing decreased oxygen in the tissues a scanty menstrual flow (men/o) remedy that cures all ills; a cure-all in excess number *May also show position, as in hypodermic, superficial. Exercise 3-5 Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number: _____ 1. pandemic (pan-DEM-ik) _ _ _ _____ 2. hyposecretion (hi-po-se-KRE-shun) _ _____ 3. hypertension (hi -per-TEN-shun) _ _ _____ 4. oligodontia (ol-i-go-DON-she-a) _ _____ 5. superficial (su-per-FISH-al) a. located at the surface (above other structures) b. less than the normal number of teeth c. underproduction of a substance d. disease affecting an entire population e. high blood pressure TABLE 3-6 Prefixes for Size and Comparison PREFIX equi- MEANING equal, same eu- true, good, easy, normal hetero- other, different, unequal homo-, homeoiso- same, unchanging macro- large, abnormally large equal, same EXAMPLE equilateral e-kwi-LAT-er-al euthanasia – – – u-tha-N A-ze-a heterosexual – – het-er-o-SEX-u-al homothermic – – ho-mo-THER-mik isograft –– I-so-graft macrocyte – – MAK-ro-sit DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE having equal sides easy or painless death (root thanat/o) pertaining to the opposite sex maintaining a constant body temperature (root therm/o); warm blooded graft between two genetically identical individuals extremely large red blood cell
  46. 46. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 35 CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES TABLE 3-6 Prefixes for Size and Comparison, continued PREFIX mega-,* megalomicro-† MEANING large; abnormally large neo- new normo- normal ortho- straight, correct, upright poikilo- varied; irregular pseudo- false re- again; back small EXAMPLE megabladder meg-a-BLAD-er microscopic – – mi-kro-SKOP-ik neonate –– – NE-o-nat normovolemia – – – nor-mo-vol-E-me-a orthotic or-THOT-ik poikiloderma – poy-ki-lo-DER-ma pseudoplegia – – – – su-do-PLE-j e-a regurgitation – – r e-gur-ji-TA-shun DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE enlargement of the bladder extremely small; visible only through a microscope a newborn infant (Fig. 3-3) normal blood volume correcting or preventing deformities mottled condition of the skin false paralysis (suffix -plegia) backward or return flow, as of blood or stomach contents *Mega- also means “one million” as in megahertz. † Micro- also means “one millionth” as in microsecond. FIGURE 3-3. A neonate (newborn). (Reprinted with permission from Taylor C, Lillis C, LeMone P. Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.) Exercise 3-6 Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number: _ _____ 1. reflux (RE-flux) a. an irregularly shaped cell _ _____ 2. orthodontic (or-tho-DON-tik) b. pertaining to normal body temperature _ _ _ _____ 3. pseudoreaction (su-do -re -AK-shun) c. backward flow _ _ _____ 4. poikilocyte (POY-kil-o -si t) d. false response _ _____ 5. normothermic (nor-mo -THER-mik) e. pertaining to straight teeth 35
  47. 47. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 36 36 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Identify and define the prefix in each of the following words: Prefix Meaning of Prefix 6. equidistant _______ ___________________________________ 7. orthopedics _______ ___________________________________ 8. recuperate _______ ___________________________________ 9. euthyroidism _______ ___________________________________ 10. neocortex _______ ___________________________________ 11. megacolon _______ ___________________________________ 12. isometric _______ ___________________________________ Write the opposite of each of the following words: 13. heterogeneous (composed of different materials) ________________________ __________ _ 14. macroscopic (visible with the naked eye) ________________________ __________ _ TABLE 3-7 Prefixes for Time and/or Position PREFIX ante- MEANING before pre- before, in front of pro- before, in front of post- after, behind EXAMPLE antenatal – – an-te-NA-tal predisposing – – pre-dis-P OZ-ing prodrome – – pro-drom postmenopausal – – post-men-o-PAW-sal DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE before birth leading toward a condition, such as disease symptom that precedes a disease after menopause Exercise 3-7 Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number: _ _ 1. postnasal (post-NA-zal) a. throwing or extending forward _ _ 2. antecedent (an-te-SE-dent) b. occurring before the proper time _ 3. projection (pro-JEK-shun) c. behind the nose _ _ 4. premature (pre-ma-CHUR) d. before birth _ _ 5. prenatal (pre-NA-tal) e. occurring before another event
  48. 48. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 37 CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES 37 Identify and define the prefix in each of the following words: Prefix 6. 7. 8. 9. Meaning of Prefix _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ _______ _ _ premenstrual (pre-MEN-stru-al) _ post-traumatic (post-traw-MAT-ik) _ progenitor (pro-JEN-i-tor) _ antedate (an-ti-DAT) ___________________________________ TABLE 3-8 Prefixes for Position PREFIX dextr/o- MEANING right sinistr/o- left ec-, ecto- out; outside ex/o- away from; outside end/o- in; within mes/o- middle syn-, sym(used before b, m, p,) tel/e-, tel/o- together end EXAMPLE dextrocardia – – deks-tro-KAR-d e-a sinistrad sin-IS-trad ectoderm – EK-t o-derm excise – ek-S IZ endoscope – – EN-do-skop mesencephalon mes-en-SEF-a-lon synapse SIN-aps DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE location of the heart (cardi/o) in the right side of the chest toward the left telangion – tel-AN-j e-on a terminal vessel (root angi/o) FIGURE 3-4. A synapse. (Reprinted with permission from Cohen BJ, Wood DL. Memmler’s The Human Body in Health and Disease. 9th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.) outermost layer of the developing embryo to cut out device for viewing the inside of a cavity or organ midbrain a junction between two nerve cells (Fig. 3-4) Presynaptic cell Postsynaptic cell
  49. 49. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 38 38 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Exercise 3-8 Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number: _ _ _____ 1. endonasal (en-d o -NA-zal) a. placement of the heart outside its normal position _ _____ 2. syndrome (SIN-drom) b. middle layer of the developing embryo _ _____ 3. mesoderm (MES-o-derm) c. the last stage of cell division _ _ _____ 4. ectocardia (ek-to-KAR-de -a) d. within the nose _ _____ 5. Telophase (TEL-e-f a z) e. group of symptoms occurring together Identify and define the prefix in each of the following words: Prefix Meaning of Prefix 6. synthesis _______ ___________________________________ 7. extract _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ 8. ectopic (ek-TOP-ik) _ _ 9. symbiosis (sim-bi -O-sis) _ 10. endoplasm (en-do -PLAZM) Write the opposite of each of the following words: 11. exogenous (outside the organism) ________________________ __________ _ eks-OJ-e-nus 12. sinistromanual _ handed) ________________________ __________ (left _ _ sin-is-tro-MAN-u-al 13. endoderm (outermost layer of the embryo) ________________________ __________ _ _ EN-do-derm Chapter Review 3-1 Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number: _____ 1. primary a. one half or one side of the chest _____ 2. trisect b. having many forms _____ 3. unilateral c. to cut into three parts _____ 4. polymorphous d. pertaining to one side _____ 5. hemithorax e. first _____ 6. neonate a. cell with yellow color _____ 7. melanoma b. through the skin
  50. 50. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 39 CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES _____ 8. xanthocyte c. dark tumor _____ 9. percutaneous 39 d. a newborn _____ 10. leukoderma e. loss of color in the skin _____ 11. heterothermic a. endbrain _____ 12. mesencephalon b. having varying body temperature _____ 13. panplegia c. total paralysis _____ 14. telencephalon d. correcting or preventing deformities _____ 15. orthopedic e. midbrain Match each of the following prefixes with its meaning: _____ 16. oligo- a. equal, same _____ 17. pseudo- b. right _____ 18. eu- c. few, scanty _____ 19. iso- d. good, true, easy _____ 20. dextro- e. false Fill in the blanks: 21. A monocular microscope has ________________________ __________ eyepiece(s). _ 22. To bisect is to cut into ________________________ __________ parts. _ 23. A quadruped animal has ________________________ __________ feet. _ 24. Sinistrad means toward the ________________________ __________. _ 25. A triad has ________________________ __________ part(s). _ 26. A unicellular organism is composed of ________________________ __________ cell(s). _ 27. A diatomic molecule has ________________________ __________ atom(s). _ 28. A tetralogy is composed of ________________________ __________ part(s). _ Identify and define the prefix in each of the following words: Prefix Meaning of Prefix 29. nonexistent _______ ___________________________________ 30. transmit _______ ___________________________________ 31. equivalent _______ ___________________________________ 32. react _______ ___________________________________ 33. exhale _______ ___________________________________ 34. absent _______ ___________________________________ 35. contraindication _______ ___________________________________ 36. detoxify _______ ___________________________________
  51. 51. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 40 40 PART 1 • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 37. predict _______ ___________________________________ 38. perforate _______ ___________________________________ 39. adduct _ _ 40. dialyze (DI -a-li z) _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ 41. antiserum _______ ___________________________________ 42. microsurgery _______ ___________________________________ 43. disease _______ ___________________________________ 44. ectoparasite _ 45. symbiotic (sim-bi -OT-ik) _ 46. prognosis (prog-NO-sis) _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ _______ ___________________________________ 47. inadequate _______ ___________________________________ Opposites. Write a word that means the opposite of each of the following: 48. responsive ________________________ __________ _ 49. mature ________________________ __________ _ 50. active ________________________ __________ _ 51. sufficient ________________________ __________ _ 52. exotoxin ________________________ __________ _ 53. macroscopic ________________________ __________ _ 54. homograft ________________________ __________ _ 55. hypoactive ________________________ __________ _ 56. preoperative ________________________ __________ _ Synonyms. Write a word that means the same as each of the following: 57. supersensitivity ________________________ __________ _ 58. megalocyte (extremely large red blood cell) ________________________ __________ _ 59. antenatal ________________________ __________ _ 60. equilateral (having equal sides) ________________________ __________ _ Case Studies Case Study 3-1: Displaced Fracture of the Femoral Neck While walking home from the train station, M.A., a 72-year-old woman with osteoporosis, tripped over a broken curb and fell. In the emergency department, she was assessed for severe pain, swelling, and bruising of her left thigh. A radiograph showed a displaced left femoral neck fracture. M.A. was pre-
  52. 52. 1267-03 CH03 07/07/03 14:30 Page 41 CHAPTER 3 • PREFIXES 41 Case Studies, continued pared for surgery and given a preoperative injection of an analgesic to relieve her pain. Intraoperatively, she was given spinal anesthesia and positioned on an operating room table, with her left hip elevated on a small pillow. Intravenous antibiotics were given before the incision. Her left hip was repaired with a bipolar hemiarthroplasty. Postoperative care included maintaining the left hip in abduction, blood and fluid replacement, physical therapy, and vigilance for development of avascular necrosis and possible dislocation. Case Study 3-2: Intertrochanteric Fracture A.R., age 88, slipped on the wet grass and fell while gardening in his back yard. His neighbor was unable to help him to a standing position and called for an ambulance. A.R. had excruciating pain in his right leg, which was externally rotated, slightly shorter than his left leg, and adducted. Preoperative radiographs showed a non-displaced right intertrochanteric fracture. Intraoperatively, Mr. R. was given spinal anesthesia and positioned on an orthopedic table with his right hip abducted and secured in traction. He had an open reduction and internal fixation with a compression screw and side plate with screws. His postoperative recovery was unremarkable, although he was at risk for deep vein thrombosis, that is, blood clots in his legs. He was discharged to a rehabilitation facility for several weeks of physical therapy and assistance with activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene, dressing, eating, ambulating, and toileting. CASE STUDY QUESTIONS Write a word from the case histories that means the same as each of the following: 1. replacement of half of the joint component ________________________ __________ _ 2. substances that act against microorganisms ________________________ __________ _ 3. in a position away from the midline of the body ________________________ __________ _ 4. position toward the midline of the body ________________________ __________ _ Identify and define the prefixes in the following words: 5. displace and dislocate Prefix _______ Meaning of Prefix ______________________________ 6. replacement, recovery, and rehabilitation _______ ______________________________ 7. avascular _______ ______________________________ 8. anesthesia and analgesic _______ ______________________________ 9. orthopedic _______ ______________________________ 10. externally _______ ______________________________ 11. bipolar _______ ______________________________ 12. unremarkable _______ ______________________________