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-ASE Medical Term Suffix

Learn how to memorize the ASE, medical term suffix meaning definition in today’s Medical Terminology Course video for Pre-Med and Nursing Students.

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The suffix -ase means: enzyme

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 meaning or definition and visualize an interaction between the two as we did above.

-ase = enzyme

-ase = ace of diamond (card)
enzyme = angel slime

Story
The angel won all the slime after having all aces in poker

Term Use
luciferase = An enzyme present in the cells of bioluminescent organisms that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin and ATP, producing light.
[The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary. © 2007. Houghton Mifflin Company]

That’s It!

You now know how to memorize the ASE Medical Term Suffix’s meaning and definition! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

Remember that if you’re a Pre Med or Nursing Student studying to do well on your exams to get into medical school, the Medical Terminology Mastery Book will teach you the creative memorization techniques to turn Suffixes, Prefixes, Abbreviations, and any medical vocabulary root word into an easy to learn mnemonic. 

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