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Medical Terminology For Dummies Paperback – Dec 3 2008

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (Dec 3 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470279656
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470279656
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #183,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The fun and easy way to understand, pronounce, and apply medical terminology

Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? This friendlyguide gets you up to speed quickly on medical terminology fundamentals, helping you master definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all medical fields. Once you understand medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you'll approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence.

  • Recognize common root words — identify words that apply to body regions, organs, anatomy, and pathology

  • Pronounce and use terms with ease —grasp the phonics of medical terms and understand the context of words, from hospital to pharmacy to test lab

  • Break words down — understand unfamiliar words by defining their elements and recombining them; and get familiar with prefixes and suffixes, plurals and multiples

  • Get a handle on anatomy and systems — bone up on terms that describe and are related to the body's systems, from skeletal and muscular to gastrointestinal and endocrine

  • Learn the lingo — familiarize yourself with common terms used in the ER, OR, pharmacy, and lab

  • Get to the source— understand Greek and Latin sources of medical terms

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for understanding unfamiliar medical terms

  • Explanations of Greek and Latin roots and structures

  • Definitions of common prefixes and suffixes

  • Guidance in pronouncing medical terms

  • Word roots commonly used in hospitals, pharmacies, and labs

  • Terms for diseases, lab tests, and medications

  • Useful mnemonic devices

  • Helpful word-building activities

About the Author

Beverley Henderson, CMT, has 35 years of medical terminology and transcription experience in a hospital setting, and has taught and developed curricula for Medical Terminology courses at the college level.

Jennifer Dorsey is a writer, editor, and author of several books.


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