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Many medical terms consist of two or three word parts with linking vowels. Understanding frequently used word parts can be very helpful in learning medical terms.
Medical terms may begin with a prefix. Prefixes modify for enhance the meaning of the term's root by indicating number, location, time or modifying the root's meaning.
Suffixes can modify the meaning of the word, often in very important ways.
Medical terms always have at least word root. The root provides the core meaning of the term.
We can breakdown 'myocarditis' into three parts which will clarify the meaning of this term.
The prefix 'myo' means muscle, followed by the root 'card' which means heart and then the suffix 'itis' means inflammation.
So word parts provide the meaning of myocarditis: inflammation of the heart muscle.
We started our medical terminology lessons back in 2002 when we published glossaries for a Prentice Hall (Pearson) workbook and two Littmann (stethoscope) training CDs. In 2015 we added medical terminology flashcards to our EKG and auscultation websites.