Thursday, February 18, 2010

Medical word part aesthes-, -esthes-

If every high school student remembered the meanings of about a thousand medical word parts they'd have the fundamental vocabulary building blocks to become the doctors and health science professionals of tomorrow. The Struggling Student's Memory Guide, medical word part blogs; are here to help students remember these word part meanings faster and more efficiently using association and mnemonic memory techniques.

blue emboldened words are common or college terms that can be used for word association purposes.

reddish brown emboldened words are medical terms that should be looked up in a medical dictionary for their figurative meanings.

Word part and memory story from High Speed Memory Techniques for Medical Terminology.

aesthes-, -esthes- from Gr. aesthesis, sensation, means "sensation, feelings, or perception". [anesthesia, lit. without sensation condition, fig. a loss of body sensation either with or without the loss of consciousness, aesthetics, lit. the study of perception and feelings, fig. the theory or philosophy of beauty or taste, esthesiodic, lit. a way sensation, esthesioneurosis, lit. sensory nerve condition, paresthesia, lit. sensation alongside]

Memory Story: "Is this (-esthes-) sensitive?" asks the probing doctor as you wince in pain. And. [You're a guy with an unhappy girlfriend.] "Is this (-esthes-) the way you feel?" you ask picking up the ring that was thrown in your face. Or. [This story is not in my book but I like it the most.] You're the doctor in charge of a drug abuse study. Your patient PuFfS (perception, feeling, sensation) on a drug that induces anesthesia and tells you the various sensations, feelings, and perceptions, or loss thereof, he's experiencing as he begins to go into a deep sleep.

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