Friday, February 5, 2010

Memorizing medical/scientific word part ad-, -ad

The goal of Struggling Student's Memory Guide is to develop ways to use association and mnemonic memory techniques, instead of using rote memorization, to remember educational information we can use for a lifetime.

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

ad- from L. ad, to means "to, unto, towards". [ad- has numerous variants: ab-, ac-, ag-, af-, al-, am-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-] [advertise, lit. cause to turn towards, affect, lit. to do to, fig. to have an effect on, annihilate, lit. to make nothing, fig. to kill in large numbers, attend, lit. to stretch towards, fig. to direct the attention to, adduct, lit. to bring towards, adventitia, lit. coming towards, appendix, lit. to hang, apposition, lit. to place towards] (see a-, an-)

-ad from L. ad, to means "towards". [anconad, lit. towards the elbow, caudad, lit. towards the tail, dorsad, lit. towards the back, entad, lit. towards the interior]

Memory Story: You're on the Net and see nothing but ads (ad-, -ad) coming towards you. Damn popups.

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