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Para- Medical Term Prefix

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

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The prefix Para means = Disordered 

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.

para- = disordered

para- = parachute
disordered = disco ball ordered

Story: The guy was in midair with his parachute as he ordered a disco ball online

Term Use
paranoia = a condition characterized by an elaborate, overly suspicious system of thinking. It often includes delusions of persecution and grandeur usually centered on one major theme
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

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

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