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    working in the medical field, learning and using medical terminology is essential to navigating through the vast ever-advancing medical world. Every occupation within healthcare uses it. Medical terminology is a universal language in the medical field that helps us identify, define and understand large complicated terms which facilitates faster and easier to understand oral and written communication. With the ability to put together root words and modify them by using prefixes and suffixes, one can figure out meanings and spot mistakes. In addition, it creates consistency and accuracy over several practices and departments. Thus, medical terminology is efficient and essential to simplifying communication in the medical world. Another…

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    Medical terminology is an extremely important aspect of the healthcare field. Medical terminology is considered the language of medicine. In order to help people, We have to know what the problem is, and help the medical professionals get their job done on a daily basis. Medical terms must be used correctly so we can get an accurate diagnosis of the patient’s medical condition. Medical terminology is a new language that is made up of a prefix, a root in the middle, and a suffix at the end; this…

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    It is so vital to learn medical terminology when going into any kind of healthcare related career path. It is an excellent aid in helping healthcare professionals communicate with one another; but knowing a term itself and being able to break it down and really understand it are two different things. Too many people come into the healthcare world thinking they can just memorize individual terms and succeed. What they may not realize, is that being able to break down your words is so much more…

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    preoccupation or obsession” and derma, “skin”. Recognizing the suffix from past words allowed me to make a good confident educated guess. The lesson provided needed clarification on the difference between a suffix and a prefix. The suffix is the word part added to end of the word and it completes a medical term but the prefix is the word part found at the beginning of a medical term. To decode a medical term, you start with the suffix because it identifies the problem for the patient the…

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    It is important for medical professionals and doctors to use universal medical terminology for body positions, regions, cavities and planes, when finding and discussing decisions about your health. This is important to doctors and other professionals working in the medical field because it is their own language. Knowing terminology, locations, and planes are important for the doctors to tell surgeons and other doctors where the injury is located. Patient medical notes need to be legible, and…

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    been added. A combining vowel links the root to the suffix or the root to another root. The combining vowel does not have its own meaning. The vowel O is used the most. Combing forms can be found at the beginning of the word or within the word. Suffix means to fasten on, beneath, or under. When you break down a word to understand it or when you give the meaning of the word or read its definition, you usually begin with the meaning if the suffix. Word roots and combing forms, together with their…

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    Medical terminology is for ALL of healthcare, not just doctors and nurses but billers, coders, medical assistants, front and back office staff. Basically, anyone you see working in a doctors office, clinic, hospital or nursing home have medical terminology as their "language". In coding, to quote Professor Ray, " Medical Terminology is PRICELESS in coding". The understanding of medical terminology helps in coding and billing to know the highest certainty and specificity of the disease/injury…

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    Acronyms and abbreviations in medical terminology have become a major problem in today’s society. There has been a rise in medication errors and charting. These errors have caused serious medical conditions and even death. One of the main reasons so many problems has occurred is because acronyms and abbreviations can stand for more than one word and it becomes very confusing. These terms are being misinterpreted every day. Abbreviations are actually a barrier in everyday terminology due to it…

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    Hi Bryan, Liz, Matt, Emma, Amanda, and Ismael, I would like to start off by saying thank you for the wonderful opportunities you have provided myself and fellow club members in the last year. I gained a lot of insight about various health care professions including my own intended path of a Physical Therapist. This club and community have really opened my eyes to the level of communication between the different specialist in the medical field as well as the different possible career paths.…

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    play a role in medical terminology. After doing my research I have learned the differences between how to become a medical assistant/professional and how the CMA does has an impact on medical terminology in so many ways you couldn’t even image. I think it just not about taking the exam or even taken other test it’s about knowing your knowledge. The CMRS also taught me if u decide to become a medical billing you have to know the material of it, and the different requirements you have to…

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