GlobalRPh Medical Terminology Section

Prefixes and Suffixes Medical Terminology

Med terms for specialists 


-ician

specialist in a field of study

obstetrician (specialist in the field of study of pregnancy and childbirth)

 

-iatrics

relating to medicine, physicians, or medical treatment

pediatrics (field of medicine that deals with children)

 

-iatry

medical treatment, medical profession

psychiatry (field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness)

 

-iatrist

one who treats; a physician

psychiatrist (specialist in the study, treatment, and prevention of mental illness)

 

-ian

specialist in a field of study

geriatrician (specialist in the field of study of the aging)

 

-ist

practitioner

pharmacist (one who is licensed to prepare and dispense medications)med terms for specialists

 

-logist

one who specializes in the study of

biologist (one who specializes in the study of living things)

 

-logy

the study of

biology (the study of living things)

 


 

Increasing your understanding of medical terminology

Word Building Reference– This resource strengthens your understanding of medical terminology. See how common medical terms are created using the various prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

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Medical Terminology Intuitive Section Medical Terminology: Guide to med terms for specialist
This section was developed for ‘speed learning’ of medical terminology.

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Additional references:

Prefixes denoting numbers
Prefixes denoting position and/or direction
Prefixes denoting measurement
Medical Terminology Noun Suffixes
Combining forms for color
Common Prefixes
Adjective Suffixes
Specialties and specialists med terms
Instruments, surgical, and diagnostic procedures
Negative prefixes
Common suffixes


Quick Introduction– provides an overview and introduction to medical terminology.
Medical Terms – rules governing singular versus plural versions of medical terms are described.