By taking this quiz, you will be able to become familiar with the medical prefixes that describe time or speed in a medical term. This will help you to master and memorize them.
1 It means after.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term post- means "after".
Example Word: post/mortem
Word Breakdown: Post- means "after", and mortem is a word root that pertains to "death".
Definition: Postmortem means "after death".
2 It means back or backward.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term retr(o)- means "back" or "backward".
Example Word: retr(o)/grade
Word Breakdown: Retr(o)- means "back" or "backward", and -grade is a suffix term that means "to go".
Definition: The term retrograde amnesia refers to a condition in which a person cannot recall memories that occurred prior to the event that caused the amnesia.
3 It means before.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term pre- means "before".
Example Word: pre/nat/al
Word Breakdown: Pre- means "before", nat is a word root for "birth", and -al is a suffix that means "pertaining to".
Definition: Prenatal refers to events occurring before the birth of a child.
4 It means again.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term re- means "again".
Example Word: re/gress
Word Breakdown: Re- means "again", and gress is a word root that denotes "step".
Definition: The term "regress" means a return to prior behavior patterns or skills, specifically those typical of a younger age.
5 It means new or recent.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term neo- means "new" or "recent".
Example Word: neo/plasm
Word Breakdown: Neo- means "new", and -plasm is a suffix term that pertains to "growth" or "formation".
Definition: Neoplasms are abnormal new growths of irregular tissue.
6 It means slow.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term brady- means "slow".
Example Word: brady/cardia
Word Breakdown: Brady- means "slow", and -cardia is a suffix term that pertains to "heart condition".
Definition: The condition of a slow heartbeat is called bradycardia, which defines an adult heartbeat under 60 BPM.
7 It means before.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term ante- means "before".
Example Word: ante/orbit/al
Word Breakdown: Ante- means "before", orbit is a word root for " eye socket (eyehole)", and -al is a suffix that means "pertaining to".
Definition: Anteorbital is located in front of the eye.
8 It means fast.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term tachy- means "fast".
Example Word: tachy/pnea
Word Breakdown: Tachy- means "fast", and -pnea is a suffix term that refers to "breathing".
Definition: Tachypnea is fast, shallow breathing that is caused by respiratory disease or by some other medical problem.
9 It means before.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term pro- means "before".
Example Word: pro/drug
Word Breakdown: Pro- means "before", drug is a substance used to provide treatment.
Definition: A prodrug is a drug that's delivered in an inactive form that gets metabolized in your body into an active version.
10 It means time.Correct!Wrong!
The medical prefix term chron(o)- means "time".
Example Word: chron(o)/pathy
Word Breakdown: Chron(o)- means "time", and -pathy is a suffix term that pertains to "disease".
Definition: Chronopathy is a lack of time sense and incapacity to manage time.