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Test Prep Blog for the CNA

Common Disease Prefixes

As you enter the medical field, the terminology may seem overwhelming. The origin of many disease names is Latin, which few people study these days. Luckily, if you become familiar with the common prefixes, roots, and suffixes, you can decipher even the most bizarre-sounding terms. This blog cov...

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Common Disease Suffixes

In addition to prefixes and root words, the breakdown of common medical terminology must include attention to word endings, or suffixes. Similar to the common roots, these suffixes are rarely used outside of medical terminology, so we will only provide examples of medical terms. You may also noti...

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Root Words in Disease Names

In medical terminology, a root word will often be paired with another root word or a prefix and/or a suffix, which can help identify what part of the body is being referred to. This blog post will review the common root words that you can use to decipher complicated terms by breaking them into pa...

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Making Sense of Disease Names Using Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

When trying to decipher medical terminology, it can be helpful to break the word up into the prefix, root, and/or suffix. In the linked blog posts, we review the common prefixes, roots, and suffixes. In this post, we combine that knowledge with a number of examples. Most words will not have a pre...

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25 CNA Skills to Know and Be Able to Perform

In most states, there is a checklist of skills that, as a CNA, you will be expected to perform. There is usually a skills part of the CNA examination for which you will need to prepare. In this blog, we introduce the 25 skills. In five other blogs, we go into more detail about each skill, dividin...

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Common Disease Prefixes

As you enter the medical field, the terminology may seem overwhelming. …

Common Disease Suffixes

In addition to prefixes and root words, the breakdown of common medical…

Root Words in Disease Names

In medical terminology, a root word will often be paired with another r…