Medical Terminology Suffixes #1

Medical Terminology suffixes 1-min
Medical Term Free Premed Student Guide

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 Prefixes Memorized

  • -algia = pain
  • -ase = enzyme
  • -blastoma = tumor of cells
  • -cyte = cell
  • -derma = skin

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 = pain

-algia = algae
pain = feeling pain

The algae was in deep pain after being split open

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

-ase = enzyme

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

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]

-blastoma = tumor of cells

-blastoma = bazooka blast
tumor of cells = turmeric on cells

bazooka was blasting turmeric on the cells

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

-cyte = cell

-cyte = eye sight (glasses)
cell = cell phone

I was looking at the cells in my cell phone with my eye glasses on

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

-derma = skin

-derma = door + mouse
skin = skin

The door had all of the skin that the hairless mouse was shedding over the years

Term Use

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.

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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