Medical terminology is a standardize means of communication within the healthcare industry the importance of fluency in medical terminology cannot be overstated the best way to learn medical terminology is become familiar with the structure in the most commonly used components read chapter 1 to 3 and write a short essay entitled the origin of the language of medicine on the fundamental component of medical terms discuss the origin and the various components and give three examples of medical terms as you discuss suffixes and prefixes roots and combining forms 300 words long.