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Medical Terminology Suffixes #1

Learn how to memorize the Algia, Ase, Blastoma, Cyte, Derma’s Medical Term Suffix meaning definition in today’s Medical Terminology Course video for Pre-Med and Nursing Students.

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Medical Terms Suffixes 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.

Algia Medical Term Suffix with Mnemonic

-algia means: pain

-algia Medical Term Mnemonic = algae
-algia Suffix Definition Mnemonic: pain = feeling pain

Algia Medical Term Mnemonic Story
The algae was in deep pain after being split open

Algia Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

epigastralgia = pain in the epigastric region
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

Ase Medical Term Suffix with Mnemonic

-ase means: enzyme

-ase Medical Term Mnemonic = ace of diamond (card)
-ase Suffix Definition Mnemonic: enzyme = angel slime

Ase Medical Term Mnemonic Story
The angel won all the slime after having all aces in poker

Ase Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

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]

Blastoma Medical Term Suffix with Mnemonic

-blastoma means: tumor of cells

-blastoma Medical Term Mnemonic = bazooka blast
-blastoma Suffix Definition Mnemonic: tumor of cells = turmeric on cells

Blastoma Medical Term Mnemonic Story
bazooka was blasting turmeric on the cells

Blastoma Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

archiblastoma = a tumor composed of cells derived from the layer of tissue surrounding the germinal vesicle.
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

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Cyte Medical Term Suffix with Mnemonic

-cyte means: cell

-cyte Medical Term Mnemonic = eye sight (glasses)
-cyte Suffix Definition Mnemonic: cell = cell phone

Cyte Medical Term Mnemonic Story
I was looking at the cells in my cell phone with my eye glasses on

Cyte Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

Leukocyte = white blood cell
[American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition. © 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company]

Derma Medical Term Suffix with Mnemonic

-derma means: skin

-derma Medical Term Mnemonic = door + mouse
-derma Suffix Definition Mnemonic: skin = skin

Derma Medical Term Mnemonic Story
The door had all of the skin that the hairless mouse was shedding over the years

Derma Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

chyloderma = Lymph accumulated in the enlarged lymphatic vessels and thickened skin of the scrotum.

[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

That’s It!

You now know how to memorize Algia, Ase, Blastoma, Cyte, Derma’s Medical Term Suffixes! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

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