Medical Terminology - Section 8

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The content of this module has been taken from the AMSPAR Level 2 Medical Terminology syllabus, but probably only contains around 70% of this syllabus.

If you wish to complete the AMSPAR Level 2 Medical Terminology course and exam, this module is a good introduction of what you would need to learn and the sort of questions you would be asked.

Surprisingly, it is possible to understand many medical terms and build new ones by learning relatively few words that can be combined in a variety of ways.

For example, you may have heard of laryngopharyngitis, but if you learn that ‘itis’ means inflammation of, ‘laryng/o’ refers to the larynx (voicebox) and ‘pharyng/o’ refers to the pharynx or throat, its meaning becomes apparent.

Many of the root medical words are derived from Greek and Latin.

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Authored by: William Tempest, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
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First contributed: 06 November 2019
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