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Medical Terminology: Musculoskeletal System

PT116 Unit 3 Assignment

Combining Forms

Meaning

ankyl/o

articul/o

carp/o

cortic/o

cost/o

kyph/o

lamin/o

lord/o

medull/o

myel/o

orth/o

ped/o

pod/o

scoli/o

spondyl/o

stern/o

synovi/o

tars/o

extens/o

fasci/o

my/o

myos/o

plant/o

ten/o

vers/o

Suffixes

Meaning

–blast

–clasia

–desis

–listhesis

–porosis

–asthenia

–ion

–kinesia

–tonia

Prefixes


Meaning

ab-

ad-

circum-

e-

in-

Multiple Choice

Highlight or bold the correct answer.

1. The term meaning movement toward the midline is

a. abduction.

b. circumduction.

c. eversion.

d. adduction.

2. A specialist in treating disorders of the feet is a(n)

a. orthopedist.

b. orthotist.

c. podiatrist.

d. physiatrist.

3. The surgical term arthrodesis is defined as

a. surgical fusion of a joint.

b. surgical breaking of a joint.

c. incision into a joint.

d. excision of a joint.

4. The condition that involves an abnormal lateral curve of the spine is

a. lordosis.

b. ankylosis.

c. kyphosis.

d. scoliosis.

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