GLOSSARY OF SELECTED MEDICAL TERMS
USED IN THE SUBCOURSE
This appendix is added to Subcourse MD0851 in response to numerous
requests of students and also to meet the needs of those students who cannot obtain
the use of a medical dictionary. However, students must be aware of the limitations of
this appendix. When a full and specific definition is required, consult a medical
dictionary For some medical terms not included below, the student may arrive at a
definition by combining the stems, prefixes, and suffixes listed.
The accent mark (') is placed after the syllable to be accentuated. Accent is the
emphasis or stress given to a syllable that makes it stand out from adjacent syllables.
The primary or strong accent is indicated by the mark (`). The secondary or weaker
accent is indicated by the mark (").