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post #1 of 24
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My medical terminology final is tonight. I have been studying like crazy these past few days and out of 350 definitions, I have 5 that I am stuck on and can not for the life of me seem to memorize. I can usually come up with a little saying that helps me remember. For example, the root word 'Dipso' means thirsty. I remember that by thinking that I am a dipstick if I am not drinking water.

I thought you guys might be able to come up with a creative way to help me remember the remaining few terms. No one else here (at work) has been able to come up with anything!

1. Esthesio- sensation, sensitivity, feeling

2. Kypho- hump

3. Rachio- spine, vertebral canal

4. Spondylo- vertebra

5. Narco- numb
post #2 of 24
well, the only thing i can think of is for #5, narco, and it's not very good.
Narco- narcotics- opiates are narcotics- opiates reduce pain, in other words make you numb.
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by Beccory View Post
well, the only thing i can think of is for #5, narco, and it's not very good.
Narco- narcotics- opiates are narcotics- opiates reduce pain, in other words make you numb.
That one is good... I think that will work because I can follow your way of thinking it out

post #4 of 24
#4. Spondo kinda reminds me of a spine.... and your vertebra make up your spine
post #5 of 24
Well, AN (not) Esthsia (sensation), anesthesia...

How about Kamel and Kypho (hump)
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by squirtle View Post
My medical terminology final is tonight. I have been studying like crazy these past few days and out of 350 definitions, I have 5 that I am stuck on and can not for the life of me seem to memorize. I can usually come up with a little saying that helps me remember. For example, the root word 'Dipso' means thirsty. I remember that by thinking that I am a dipstick if I am not drinking water.

I thought you guys might be able to come up with a creative way to help me remember the remaining few terms. No one else here (at work) has been able to come up with anything!

1. Esthesio- sensation, sensitivity, feeling

2. Kypho- hump

3. Rachio- spine, vertebral canal

4. Spondylo- vertebra

5. Narco- numb
How about this Eating Kayo syrup Raw Seems Nasty? I was always one for a phonemic device.
post #7 of 24
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How about this Eating Kayo syrup Raw Seems Nasty? I was always one for a phonemic device.

I don't have to remember them in order Those are just the 5 definitions I have left that I need to learn. Thanks though!

Relating Kypho to Kamel is perfect! I kept trying to remember camel, but I just couldn't

Spondylo does remind me of spine.. but I leep mixing that one up with Rachio.
post #8 of 24
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Oh, and anesthesia... I didn't think about that! Perfect
post #9 of 24
Rachio, Scratchio your back
post #10 of 24
This might be a stretch but when I saw Rachio it made me think of a ratchet which makes little ratchety noises which made me think of cracking my "spine or vertabral canal"
post #11 of 24
Never heard of those words.
post #12 of 24
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These are all great! I am going to go through all my terms again and see how well I do. I have them set up on an excel spreadsheet so I can hide the answer column and fill the answers into another column. That way I can see how well I do It's easy to study this way while i am at work. If I am working in excel it looks like I am doing real work
post #13 of 24
for Rachio can you think of a little Italian guy singing on his boat while taking people down the CANAL?

Its a little far fetched but it might work!
post #14 of 24
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for Rachio can you think of a little Italian guy singing on his boat while taking people down the CANAL?

Its a little far fetched but it might work!
His name has to be Rachio though... and he has to be wearing tight pants
post #15 of 24
lol Hey, in my experience, the stupider it is, the better you remember it! It probably would work!
post #16 of 24
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Whew! OK, I just quizzed myself all all 350 terms and abbreviations. I got them all except the abbreviation TPA which means tissue plasminogen activator. At this point, it I miss that one I will still be happy.

You guys helped me a ton! I had to crack up when I remembered Kamel for Kypho, but I remembered it was hump
post #17 of 24
Great! Now you will be testing and disturbing everyone cause you will be giggling away! 349 out of 350 aint bad at all!
post #18 of 24
I bet just typing them out on the site helped you immensely. I can almost guarantee you will not forget any of the five words being discussed here. Minds seem to work like that. It funny, all of the words seem really familiar to me from studying bones.

There is a condition called kyphosis and it simply means bent spine, humpback. Then there is my favorite anklyosing spondylitis-- inflammation that leads to fused vertebrae.

I guess when you are familiar with the condition, it is easier to recognize the root words describing them.

Good luck on your test.
post #19 of 24
With the word Spondylo try to think of Spondylosis which is a deformity of two vertabrae. I had a cat and a dog with this problem. Good luck on your final!
post #20 of 24
Good Luck!

I just took a medical terminology class myself, and had a hard time remembering a lot of prefixes...one was myo. Couldn't ever remember that is was 'muscle'...until my mom came in with a tube of myoflex for her shoulder.
When it finally -clicks- you know you got it down!
post #21 of 24
Kamel for Kypho is a lot nicer than what I was thinking- using the last two letters and attributing that job description to the descriptive word hump... My mind must be dirty today!
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by squirtle View Post
It's easy to study this way while i am at work. If I am working in excel it looks like I am doing real work
good thinking girl!

GOOD LUCK
post #23 of 24
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Kamel for Kypho is a lot nicer than what I was thinking- using the last two letters and attributing that job description to the descriptive word hump... My mind must be dirty today!
I'm sure that will work too!

I can't wait until you have another test- it's fun trying to think of ways to connect the terms to their meaning!
post #24 of 24
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I'm sure that will work too!

I can't wait until you have another test- it's fun trying to think of ways to connect the terms to their meaning!
Oh NO! I am DONE with medical terminology... I just took my final

I aced that test. I kind of cracked up because one of the matching questions was to define rachio/spondyl (put together just like that)

I only had to make a 53 on the final to get an A in the class... I am sure I got that

Thank you all for your help!
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