I am stuck on the fourth chapter review of module 1. I know I am not supposed to get stuck so early, however, I want to learn and understand what I did wrong that would not allow me to understand and figure out the answer to the On the Job Challenge Exercise. In the Office Chart Note (Excerpt) I was supposed to be able to determine the definition of the following word: rhinitis medicamentosa.
I understand that Rhin/o- = nose; itis = inflammation or infection of. Rhinitis = inflammation or infection of the nose. medi or medic/o- = medicine (or physician). How does the remaining, amentosa mean due to excessive topical (nasal medicine)? Can you break the remaining part down for me or point me to the resource(s) which will help me understand that rhinitis medicamentosa is the inflammation of the nose (mucous membranes) due to excessive topical nasal medicines.