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Free American Medical Terminology Exercises

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If you like the style of learning in these exercises there are over nine-hundred available in the online course. These cover common medical terms associated with different body systems and are based on the type of self-assessment exercises in An Introduction to Medical terminology for Health Care
 
An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care

Now try this month's free sections on the digestive system:

Section 1 introduces medical terms associated with the esophagus and stomach

Section 2 introduces medical terms associated with the small intestine

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The Components of a Medical word

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dictation

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Suffix Exercise (1)

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Directional Terms

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Superior, inferior, medial and lateral
Directional terms are very important in medicine as they can indicate the position of diseased tissues and organs. This exercise enables you to see how four directional terms are used.

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Spelling Exercise

Topic: Spelling Exercise
An exercise enabling you to practice the spelling of medical terms from their definitions.

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Word Collection - colors

Topic: Prefixes
A drag and drop exercise enabling you to practise the meaning of prefixes relating to colors

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Prefix Exercise

Note: There are many more exercises in this style in the revision section of the interactive course; these will help you with your CMA(AAMA) studies in medical terminology. Ideal for quick pre-exam revision!

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Combining Form Exercise (1)

Note: There are many more exercises in this style in the revision section of the interactive course; these will help you with your CMA(AAMA) studies in medical terminology. Ideal for quick revision of medical word roots and their meanings

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Combining Form Exercise (2)

Note: There are many more exercises in this style in the revision section of the interactive course; these will help you with your CMA(AAMA) studies in medical terminology. Ideal for quick revision of medical word roots and their meanings

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Suffix Exercise (2)

Note: There are many more exercises in this style in the revision section of the interactive course; these will help you with your CMA(AAMA) studies in medical terminology. Check your knowledge of suffixes quickly and effectively!

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Matching Medical Terms to their Definitions (1)

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Matching Medical Terms to their Definitions (2)

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Matching Medical Terms to their Definitions (3)

Match seven definitions of medical terms relating to the study of tumors

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Matching Medical Terms to their Definitions (4)

Match seven definitions of medical terms relating to the study of the digestive system

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Match seven definitions of medical terms relating to the study of the female reproductive system

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Anatomy Exercises

First use the topic exercises repeatedly to learn the position and names of components of the human body. Then try each self-assessment test. Scroll down to see the four sets of exercises, click on a title to enter and use the back arrow on your browser to exit each exercise.

 

Exercise 1    

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Anatomy of the Biliary System

 

An exercise showing the position of the main components of the biliary system and combining forms of medical words associated with them.

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Anatomy of the Biliary System

A self-assessment exercise that enables you to identify the main components of the biliary system

 

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The Components of Blood

 

An exercise showing the position of the main components of the blood, their function and combining forms of medical words associated with them.

Self-assessment Test:

The Components of Blood

A self-assessment exercise that enables you to identify the main components of the blood

 

 

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Anatomy of the Brain

 

An exercise showing the position of the main parts of the brain and combining forms of medical words associated with the brain.

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Anatomy of the Brain

A self-assessment that enables you to identify the main parts of the brain

 

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Anatomy of the Respiratory System

 

An exercise showing the position of the main components of the repiratory system and combining forms of medical words associated with them.

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Anatomy of the Respiratory System

A self-assessment exercise that enables you to identify the main components of the respiratory system.

 

 

If you want to practise the basic anatomy of more systems, there are twenty similar, free exercises on the Evolve website of Elsevier Ltd.

 

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FlashCards

 

Set 1 Combining forms
Check you remember the meaning of combining forms by flashing up a word and thinking of its meaning, then check to see if you are correct. Skip through the cards in reverse order to name combining forms from their meaning. Scroll down to see the three sets of FlashCards.
Set 2 Medical abbreviations
Test your knowledge of abbreviations (acronyms) by flashing up an abbreviation, thinking of its meaning and then checking to see if you are correct.
Set 3 Pharmaceutical abbreviations
Test your knowledge of pharmaceutical abbreviations by flashing up an abbreviation, thinking of its meaning and then checking to see if you are correct.

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Example Animations

Here are two examples of animations used in the interactive medical terminology course to improve your knowledge of anatomy and reinforce your understanding of medical terms:

 

1 The heart showing the four main tissue types that form this organ

 

2 The alveolus
The alveoli are the blindly ending air sacs found at the end of the airways in the lungs. These are essential for the efficient exchange of respiratory gases to keep us alive. In each alveolus oxygen diffuses into the blood whilst carbon dioxide (a waste gas ) leaves. Gases leaving the alveoli are breathed out in expired air.

Alveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli can cause difficulty in breathing and occasionally respiratory failure.

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Revision Poster

An anatomy poster relating to the digestive system to help you with revision.

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Practice Multiple Choice Assessments

These six assessments are similar in style to those used as part of the medical terminology exam of the AAMA. Studying our interactive medical terminology course will help consolidate the work of students taking these exams. Scroll down to see the assessments.

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This ends the free exercises but there are

over nine-hundred more in the

on-line course.

Order the full course using American English only $45!

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