Medical prefixes are added to the beginning of a word root to modify its meaning.
- hepatic means pertaining to the liver.
- add the prefix sub to create subhepatic.
- now it means pertaining to under the liver.
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The meaning of brady/cardi/a can be found by looking at its word parts.
brady means slow, cardi means heart, (a is a suffix with no meaning) therefore bradycardia means slow heart rate (fewer than 60 beats per minute).
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Since 1846 there has been an evolution of stigmatizing names, such as moron or imbecile, to describe intellectual disability. In 1895 the term retarded was introduced to replace these stigmatizing terms, however, in the 1960’s the term became derogatory and used to insult someone. Read more >>
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NOTE: The modern trend is to use the non-possessive form of eponyms as in Crohn disease instead of Crohn’s disease.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your family name, town, or anatomical structure used as an eponym as in Crohn disease or Lyme disease or Islets of Langerhans? Also, do words such as “fatal” or “epidemic” in the name of diseases cause panic? Read more >>
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