Being able to decipher medical language means understanding the common roots, suffixes and prefixes. For example, if you know “ectomy” means the removal of something…even without recognizing the rest of the word, you at least know the patient had some kind of surgical procedure and something was removed. A great example of this is appendectomy or lobectomy.

In this PodQuiz, you’ll test your knowledge of medical terms as you review along with me. If this is your first PodQuiz, here’s how it works: I’ll ask a question, give you time to answer and then tell you the answer. It’s basically like doing flashcards for your ears!

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