Medical Terminology Activities
Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Activities to help you learn commonly used prefixes, suffixes, and roots in human anatomy and physiology
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What is Medical Terminology?
Different professions have different "languages". An example of this is auto maintenance: automobile mechanics use terms to describe the objects and situations they encounter while working, such as "master cylinder" and "oil filter". Comparatively, medical workers use terms to describe the objects and situations encountered in their fields, such as "hepatitis" and "intravenous". The words - or terms - which make up the language of medicine are referred to as the terminology of the medical field, or Medical Terminology.