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Sara Abbasova # Posted on September 26, 2022 at 11:06 pm

Medical Terminology can get quite complicated for some. In a lot of languages, most medical abbreviations and terminology are very similar. By knowing the medical terminology, you can translate directly for the person what the doctor is saying because they might know what their condition is called in their language but maybe not in English.
If they don’t know, by having a basic understanding of medical terminology, you can break down the terms for an easier understanding.

It’s important to break words down and understand their roots, prefixes, and suffixes to prevent any misunderstandings or errors that can be life-threatening. Some suffixes can be easily confused due to similar pronunciation, meaning, or appearance.

Suffix is added to the end of a word root or combining form to modify the meaning, write nouns, adjectives and verbs. In a medical sense, a suffix may indicate a disorder, disease, condition or procedure.

Prefix is a syllable placed at the beginning of a word root or work to change the meaning or create an entirely new word. It may indicate time, measurement and numbers, negation or position.