Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday Medical Word Tachycardia

TACHYCARDIA =

TACHY = PREFIX

CARD/ = ROOT

- IA  = SUFFIX


TACHY = RAPID

CARD/ = HEART

IA = PERTAINING TO


TACHYCARDIA = RAPID HEART RATE THAT PROCEEDS THE NORMAL LIMITS.

EXAMPLE: AN HEART RATE OVER 100 BEATS PER MINUTE IS CONSIDERED TACHYCARDIA.