Medical Terminology Prefixes #8

Medical Term Free Premed Student Guide

Learn how to memorize the Per, Platy, Post, Pre, and Pseudo’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

  • per = completely
  • platy = flatness
  • post = behind
  • pre = anterior
  • pseudo = false

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.

per- = completely

per- = parrot
completely = (honey)comb + plate

Story: Parrot completely ate the honeycomb off its plate

Term Use
perfuse = To force or instill (fluids) into an organ or a vessel.
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

platy- = flatness

platy- = platypus
flatness = wide and thin

Story: The platypus was wide and flat while swimming

Term Use
platymeric = having a broad femur
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

post- = behind

post- = postage stamp
behind = on the other side

Story: I accidently put the postage stamp on the other side of the envelope

Term Use
postcardial = Behind the heart.
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

pre- = anterior

pre- = preach
anterior = anteater

Story: Anteater preaching

Term Use
predormitum = The stage of decreasing consciousness that represents a transition stage between wakefulness and sleep.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

pseudo- = false

pseudo- = sewing dough
false = flask

Story: The sewing dough was sewing together a flask but it looked fake

Term Use
pseudocyst = A cyst the wall of which is formed by a host cell and not by a parasite.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

That’s It! You now know how to memorize Per, Platy, Post, Pre, and Pseudo’s Medical Term Prefixes! 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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