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THE JOINT COMMISSION HAS A LIST OF RECOMMENDED ABBREVIATIONS, EXPLAINING THAT THESE HELPFUL SYMBOLS MAKE DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT PROCEDURES MORE DFFICIENT. T/F

FALES

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THE COMBINING VOWEL CONNECTS THE ROOT TO THE SUFFIX OR TO ANOTHER ROOT. T/F

TRUE

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A SUFFIX IS PLACED AT THE BEGINNING OF A WORD OR WORD ROOT PART TO MODIFY ITS MEANING. T/F

FALSE

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A PREFIX IS PLACED AT THE END OF A WORD ROOT TO CHANGE THE MEANING OF THE WORD ROOT. T/F

FALSE

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THE LETTER I IS THE MOST COMMON COMBINING VOWEL. T/F

FALSE

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THE COMBINING VOWEL IS USUALLY DROPPED BEFORE A SUFFIX BEGINNING WITH A VOWEL. T/F

TRUE

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MRS. ESCH'S BABY IS BORN BY CESAREAN SECTION, A PROCEDURE NAMED AFTER A ROMAN EMPEROR. THIS TERM IS AN EXAMPLE OF

EPONYM

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WHICH WORD PART IS -OSIS?

SUFFIX

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WHICH WORD PART IS CUTANE/O?

COMBINING FORM

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WHICH WORD PART IS NE/O?

COMBINING FORM

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WHICH WORD PART IS CYAN?

WORD ROOT

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WHICH PART OF SPEECH IS -PATHY?

SUFFIX

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WHICH PART OF SPEECH IS ARTHR?

WORD ROOT

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WHAT IS THE MEDICAL TERM MEANING INFLAMMATION (-ITIS) OF BONE (OSTEO.O) AND JOINT (ARTHR/O)

OSTEOARTHRITIS

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THE MEDICAL TERM THAT MEANS THE STUDY OF THE STOMACH AND INTESTINES IS

GASTROENTEROLOGY

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THE SUFFIX IN THE TERM ADENOPATHY IS

-PATHY

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DIFFICULTY BREATHING IS TERMED

DYSPNEA

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WHICH TWO WORDS PARTS BOTH MEAN SKIN?

DERM/O, CUTANE/O

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THE SINGULAR FORM OF PROTOZOA IS

PROTOZOON

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THE SINGULAR FORM OF CAPILLARIES IS

CAPILLARY

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THE SINGULAR FORM OF APPENDICES IS

APPENDIX

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THE SINGULAR FORM OF THORACES IS

THORAX

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THE PLURAL FORM OF LARYNX IS

LARYNGES

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THE PLURAL FORM OF SINUS IS

SINUSES

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`THE PLURAL FORM OF ALVEOLUS IS

ALVEOLI

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IN MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, THE PLURAL FORM OF LACERATION IS

LACERATIONS

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THE ROOT IS THE CORE, OR FOUNDATION, OF A WORD. T/F

TRUE