The World-Building System and Intro to Medical Terminology

  1. The base of a word that represents its main meaning is the:




    C.   word root
  2. Suffixes:




    D.   do all of the above
  3. Prefixes:




    B.   are placed in front of a word
  4. The part of speech that is a modifier (describes a noun) is a(n):




    B.   adjective
  5. The part of speech that shows action or a state of being is a(n):




    D.   verb
  6. The word cyanotic is a(n) (give part of speech):




    C.   adjective
  7. The word cardiology is a(n) (give part of speech):

    a.  adjective   
    b.  verb   
    c.  noun   
    d.  combining form
  8. Choose the suffix that means the process of creating a picture or record:




    A.   graphy
  9. A word root plus a vowel (e.g., gastr/o) is a:




    B.   combining form
  10. The suffix representing one who practices (specialist) is




    A.   -ist
  11. The correct plural form for ganglion is:




    B.   ganglia
  12. The correct singular form of bacteria is:




    D.   bacterium
  13. The correct plural of phalanx is:




    C.   phalanges
  14. When building a word, if the suffix begins with vowel, you:




    C.   usually use a combining form
  15. anemia




    D.   anemic
  16. condyle




    A.   condylar
  17. carpus




    A.   carpal
  18. ilium




    A.   iliac
  19. mucus




    A.   mucous
  20. An __________ of antibiotic was given to fight the infection.




    D.   injection
  21. I am __________ the medication in the left deltoid muscle.




    B.   injecting
  22. The physician will __________ the joint with cortisone.




    B.   inject
  23. The medical assistant gave the patient an emesis basin to catch the __________.



    A.   vomit
  24. The mother reported that following formula feeding, the infant would experience projectile __________.



    B.   vomiting
  25. Yesterday, Kathy __________ after school on the bus.



    B.   vomited
  26. gastritis __________ of the stomach
    inflammation
  27. hyperthyroidism __________ of overactive thyroid
    condition
  28. contraction __________ of muscle shortening
    body part, tension, muscle function
  29. psychiatrist __________ who practices psychiatry
    treating mental disorders
  30. nervous __________ too much stress
    possessing
  31. irritable __________ to be irritated
    ability
  32. sensitivity __________ of being sensitive
    quality
  33. enlargement of the extremities
    acromegaly
  34. study of the skin
    dermatology
  35. inflammation of the skin on the extremities
    acrodermatitis
  36. hypersensitive reaction to a substance (i.e. perfumed soaps)
    quality
  37. condition of blueness
    cyanosis
  38. one who practices medicine
    medical practitioner
  39. fear of water
    hydrophobia
  40. surgery using a microscope
    microscope
  41. instrument used to count cells
    cyotmeter
  42. one who makes x-ray images
    radiographer
  43. muscle shortening with stimulation (noun)
  44. looking into the stomach and duodenum with a(n) scope
    gastroduodenoscopy
  45. varicella infection causing itchy red spots
    chickenpox
  46. inflammation of the stomach
    gastritis
  47. plural of appendix
    appendices
  48. singular or carcinomata
    carcinoma
  49. specialist in mental disorders (physician)
    psychiatrist
  50. able to be eaten
  51. herpes simplex virus one
    HSV-1, HSV-I
  52. varicella (chickenpox)
    VAR
  53. Greek
    Gr
  54. -able
    ability
  55. -acr/o
    extremity
  56. allerg/o
    allergy
  57. appendic/o
    appendix
  58. carcin/o
    cancer (epithelial)
  59. cardi/o
    heart
  60. condyl/o
    condyle (a rounded projection on a bone)
  61. cyan/o
    blue
  62. cyt/o
    cell
  63. dermat/o, derm/a
    skin
  64. duoden/o
    duodenum
  65. -ectomy
    excision
  66. -emia
    condition in the blood
  67. -er
    one who
  68. gastr/o
    stomach
  69. -grapher
    one who makes a picture or image
  70. hydro-
    water
  71. -ible
    ability
  72. -ism
    condition or theory
  73. -itis
    inflammation
  74. -ity
    quality
  75. lymph/o
    lymphatic
  76. -mania
    mental illness
  77. -megaly, megal/o
    enlarged, large
  78. -meter
    instrument that measures (or counts)
  79. -metry
    process of measuring
  80. micr/o, micro-
    small
  81. -ology
    study of, specialty
  82. -ologist
    specialist, one who studies
  83. -oscopy
    process of looking with a scope
  84. -osis
    condition
  85. -ostomy
    making a new surgical opening
  86. path/o
    disease, pathology
  87. -penia
    abnormally low amount
  88. -phobia
    fear
  89. -tion
    condition or state
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The World-Building System and Intro to Medical Terminology
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