Medical Terminology Prefixes #5

Learn how to memorize the Em, Epi, Exo, Fore, and Hyper’s Medical Term Prefix meaning definition in today’s Medical Terminology Course video for Pre-Med and Nursing Students.

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Medical Terms Prefixes Memorized

The key idea with being able to memorize med terms and vocabulary words is the create pictures for those words.

Just take both the picture for the word and the picture for the definition and visualize an interaction between the two like we did above.

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Em Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

em- means: on

Em- Medical Term Mnemonic = M&M
Em- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: on = on top

Em Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Stacking M&M on top of each other

Em Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

embolism = Obstruction or occlusion of a vessel by an embolus
[Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012]

Epi Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

epi- means: following

Epi- Medical Term Mnemonic = elephant happy (smiling)
Epi- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: following = after

Epi Medical Term Mnemonic Story: The elephants were happily following each other

Epi Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

epidemic = occurring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy
[Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders]

Exo Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

exo- means: outside

Exo- Medical Term Mnemonic = xo (love)
Exo- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: outside = outdoors

Exo Medical Term Mnemonic Story: She loved (X’s and O’s) being outdoors

Exo Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

exotoxin = a toxin that is secreted or excreted by a living microorganism
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

Fore Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

fore- means: front

Fore- Medical Term Mnemonic = forehead
Fore- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: front = fro on front side

Fore Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Fro was growing on the front side of his head on his forehead

Fore Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

forearm = the portion of the upper extremity between the elbow and the wrist
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

Hyper Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

hyper- means: beyond

Hyper- Medical Term Mnemonic = hat on viper
Hyper- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: beyond = bee beyond joy

Hyper Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Viper with hat was very energetic after a bee stung it

Hyper Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

hyperalkalinity = A condition of excessive alkalinity
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

That’s It! You now know how to memorize Em, Epi, Exo, Fore, and Hyper Medical Term Prefixes! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

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