Posted by Kenzy on .
A patient was diagnosed with hemothorax. What does the suffix in this term mean?
I know it's either A or D but i'm not quite sure which one.
This is a tough one -- but studying this definition and etymology -- it must be A.
hemothorax is an accumulation of blood/fluid in the plueral cavity, ussually caused bt trauma. i would go with D. a good book every nurse should have, i do, is MOSBY'S DICTIONARY.
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Although the whole term might refer to "accumulation of blood/fluid in the plueral cavity," thorax is not that specific. I would choose A.
To check, look up thorax on Google.
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