Homonyms – terms that sound alike but have a different meaning, for example, two, too, and to, or in medical language, ileum and ilium. They can be confusing. Misuse may cause harm and at the very least be embarrassing. Take care in their use. Check out the post for guidelines.
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Short on time? Have fun and try out our new mini crossword. Plus, check your knowledge of some common medical word roots.
What’s the difference between arthritis and arthralgia? The answer is in the suffix. Knowing even a few medical suffixes can unlock the meaning of many terms.
Medical eponyms are diseases named after a person or place such as Ebola virus, named after a river in Zaire where an outbreak of Ebola occurred in 1976.
Find out how many eponyms you already use and maybe learn a couple more. Solve the crossword puzzle now …
Breaking Down Medical Terminology How to approach medical terms by breaking them up into pieces (prefix, root, suffix). Terms relating to parts of the body, direction, rate, amount, medical procedures and diseases are introduced. Watch other videos highlighted by MedTerm Topics. Like this post? Share it with your friends! 0
Homonyms -terms that sound alike but have a different meaning, for example, two, too and to, or in medical language, ileum and ilium. They can be confusing. Misuse may cause harm and at the very least be embarrassing. Be safe in their use. Read this post on the proper use of medical homonyms.