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Word roots, prefixes and suffixes of anatomical terms :
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|e-, ec-, ef-||Ectopic pregnancy||Out, away|
|-ectasia, -ectasis||Bronchiectasis||Expansion, dilation|
|-ectomy, -ectomise||Mastectomy||Removal of a body part.|
|em-, en-||Emmetropia||In, on|
|encephal-||Encephalogram||Of or pertaining to the brain|
|end-, endo-||Endocrinology||Inside, or within|
|enter-||Enteritis||Of or pertaining to the intestine|
|episi-||Episiotomy||Of or pertaining to the pubic region|
|-esis||Having the characteristics of|
|eu-||Eukaryote||True, good, well, new|
|ex-||Excision||Out of, away from|
In this section we've added a few alternative study aids to help you along.
- Articles - Here you'll find a range of short articles on basic anatomy and physiology topics, complete with a few 'test yourself' questions for each one.
- Images and pdf's - Just in case you get tired of looking at the screen we've provided images and pdf files that you can print out and use for 'off-line' practice.
- Word Roots - When you learn the word roots, prefixes and suffixes contained within anatomical and medical terms, you can often work out what they mean. This can be a useful skill as you progress in your studies, so we've provided a dictionary to help you!
- Games - Finally in the resources section, we've added some simple games to make anatomy and physiology practice a little bit more fun.