Directions: Below are terms built from word parts. Analyze each term by listing and defining the word parts used to build it. Medical Term

Part 1.

Word Parts Assignment (Part 1):

Directions: Below are terms built from word parts. Analyze each term by listing and defining the word parts used to build it.

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Medical Term

1. erythrocyte

2. monocyte

3. leukocytosis

4. thrombocytosis

5. anemia

6. lymphadenectomy

7. tonsillar

8. lymphangiopathy

9. pathology

10. lymphoma


Directions: Write out the meaning for each combining form, prefix, and suffix. Then locate a new term from the chapter that uses the word part.

Combining Forms

1. bas/o

2. coagul/o

3. eosin/o

4. erythr/o

5. hem/o


6. anti-

7. auto-


8. -ectasis

9. –edema

10. –gen


Abbreviations (Part 3)

Abbreviations (Part 3):

1.ESR, SR, sed rate

2.HCT, Hct, crit

3.Hgb, Hb, HGB









Case Study Assignment (Part 4):

Directions: Below is a case study presentation of a patient with a condition covered in Chapter 9. Read the case study, and answer the questions below. Some questions will ask for information not included within this chapter. Use your textbook, a medical dictionary, or any other reference material you choose to answer these questions.

Patient is a 36-year-old businessman who was first seen in the office with complaints of feeling generally run down, ascites, intermittent diarrhea, and weight loss. He states he has been aware of these symptoms for approximately six months, but admits it may have been coming on for closer to one year. A screening test for mononucleosis was negative. A chest X-ray was negative for pneumonia or bronchitis, but did reveal enlarged nodules in the left thoracic cavity. In spite of a 35-pound weight loss, he has abdominal swelling and splenomegaly detected with abdominal palpation. Abdominal ultrasound confirmed generalized splenomegaly and a 3-cm tumor in the spleen. A lymphangiogram identified the thoracic nodules to be enlarged lymph nodes. Biopsies taken from the splenic tumor and thoracic lymph nodes confirmed the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The patient underwent splenectomy for removal of the primary tumor. He will be referred to an oncologist to begin treatment for the lymphadenomas.

Critical Thinking Questions

Answer the questions below regarding this case study. Do not just copy words out of the case study; translate all medical terms. To answer some of these questions, you may need to look up information from another chapter of this textbook.

1. What complaints caused the patient to go to the doctor?

2. One of these terms in your first answer has not yet been defined. Look it up in the gastroenterology chapter and define the term.

3. Which tests were negative? What does the term negative mean in this situation?

4. Which tests revealed pathology?

5. What surgical procedure did he undergo?

6. What type of doctor was he referred to following surgery? Why?

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