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Cynthia Rodriguez # Posted on September 26, 2022 at 7:50 pm

I believe it would be helpful to know the prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology because you will have a better understanding of what some of the terms means and how to use them in context. The term suffix means attached to the end of the word. While the term prefix means attached to the front of a word. Understanding the suffixes and prefixes I believe will help give you a good foundation for medical terminology. Understanding some of these terms will help guide the interpreter of what the conversation might look like and what type of medical terminology one might end up using and help you prep for what you need to interpret. Having a good understanding is also important in order to avoid any mistakes or confusions and making sure you are interpreting the correct information, because any change in wording can cause a mistake or miscommunication. That way if the client has any questions or you have to interpret a medical term back to the doctor or nurse, then you have the understanding of the word.