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

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