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"Building Medical Terms for the Digestive System" icon

Building Medical Terms for the Digestive System

In this interactive object, learners read the definitions of prefixes and suffixes that relate to the digestive system. In a drag and drop exercise, the learners combine word components to form medical terms Key words: medical terms, vocabulary


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John Feagans
John Feagans (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
7 years ago

Uses Adobe Flash though the description says java applet.  Beware for iPad and Android tablet usage.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min
Heather Ramsay
Heather Ramsay (Faculty)
10 years ago

A great beginning exercise for those learners who have pre-requisite knowledge of how medical terms are broken down--what combining forms, combining vowels, prefixes, and suffixes are and the rules around bringing them all together to form a term. 


Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
Cathy Dawson
Cathy Dawson (Faculty)
11 years ago

Nice animation of word parts and the quiz/test opportunity will be good reinforcement for students to practice combining work parts prior to being tested.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to use

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes