Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Memorizing medical/scientific word parts -acu- and acou-

The goal of Struggling Student's Memory Guide is to develop ways to use association and mnemonic memory techniques, instead of 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.

-acu-, acou- from Gr. akouein, to hear and akoustikos, related to hearing, means "hearing or having something to do with hearing. [acoustic, pertaining to the sense of hearing or the science of sound, acousma, lit. (something) heard, acusis, lit. hearing process, hyperacusis, lit. hearing greater than normal condition, presbyacusis, lit. old man hearing condition, psychoacoustics, lit. relating to mind and hearing] (see -acu-[2] tomorrow)

Memory Story: Your patient got a cue stick (acoustic) stuck deep in his ear during a bar fight and now he can't hear.

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