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SUFFIXES!

WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT
  DO THEY STAND FOR
Root! Prefix! Suffix!
• These build our English language vocabulary
• Most words used in the English language today
  were...
SUFFIXES
• DIPSIA : GREEK-   • EMIA: BUILDING
                      BLOCK DERIVE FROM
  TOWARD DRINK-       GREEK USED TO
...
SUFFIX DIPSIA CHOOSEN
         EXAMPLES
• Hydroadipsia: absence of thirst for H2O



• Oligodipsia: abnormal lack of thirs...
SUFFIX EMIA CHOSSEN
          EXAMPLE
• Anemia: lack of blood or very low volume
  of blood



• Hypervolemia: too high vo...
Conclusion
• With the idea of our English language
  broken up in three parts. We can conclude
  that the medical terminol...
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Suffixes!

  1. 1. SUFFIXES! WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR
  2. 2. Root! Prefix! Suffix! • These build our English language vocabulary • Most words used in the English language today were not originally English-they were borrowed from other languages, mostly – Latin – Greek • You may be able to guess some unknown words by knowing it’s root, prefix or suffix origins and meaning • Most English words consist of three parts: root, suffix and prefix: root contain basic meaning of that word, prefix is placed in front of the root and changes the word meaning, suffix is a word element placed after the root, this changes the meaning as well as it’s function
  3. 3. SUFFIXES • DIPSIA : GREEK- • EMIA: BUILDING BLOCK DERIVE FROM TOWARD DRINK- GREEK USED TO THIRSTY CONSTRUCT MEDICAL TERMS FROM GREEK HAIMA BLOOD+IA • MEANING CONDITION OF • MEANING BLOOD OR THIRST OR CONDITION OF INGESTION OF BLOOD-PREENCE OF SUBSTANCE IN FLUIDS BLOOD
  4. 4. SUFFIX DIPSIA CHOOSEN EXAMPLES • Hydroadipsia: absence of thirst for H2O • Oligodipsia: abnormal lack of thirst perhaps caused by hypertonicity of body fluids, insufficient to initiate drinking but at times sufficient to sustain drinking when started • Polydipsia: excessive thirst manifested by excessive H2O intake, which usually leads to
  5. 5. SUFFIX EMIA CHOSSEN EXAMPLE • Anemia: lack of blood or very low volume of blood • Hypervolemia: too high volume of blood • Leukemia: cancer of blood cells
  6. 6. Conclusion • With the idea of our English language broken up in three parts. We can conclude that the medical terminology is derived from the same basic and we can discover these terms simply by dissecting the word putting the prefix , root , and suffix in it’s proper place

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