Worksheet 3 – Structure of Medical and Health Care Terminology

(A) Define the following terms, as used in the study of medical and health care terminology:
1. A word root is ________________________________________________________________
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2. A prefix is ____________________________________________________________________
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3. A suffix is ____________________________________________________________________
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(B) Use the word parts provided to form the medical and health care terms required:
arteri/oarthr/ocardi/onat/oneo-

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artery
joint
heart
birth
new

neur/orhin/o-algia
-itis
-logist

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nerve
nose
pain and suffering
inflammation
specialist

-otomy =
-scopy =
-rrhea =

surgical incision
visual examination
abnormal flow or
discharge

1. A specialist concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease is a/an
___________________________________.

2. The visual examination of the internal structure of a joint is a/an
___________________________________.

3. The medical term for a pain in the nerves is ____________________________________.

4. A surgical incision into the heart is a/an _______________________________________.

5. A specialist in the disorders and diseases of the newborn is called a/an
_____________________________________.

6. The medical term meaning the inflammation of a joint is ___________________________.

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The medical term for a runny nose is ______________________________.

CC 204 0 E ng lis h for Acad e mic S t udie s ( He al th C are) – S tudy G uide

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