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Medical Terminology For Dummies By Beverley Henderson

Medical Terminology For Dummies
by Beverley Henderson

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Grasp and retain the fundamentals of medical terminology quickly and easily Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? This friendly guide explains how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar, often-tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix, root, and suffix.
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Medical Terminology For Dummies by Beverley Henderson

Grasp and retain the fundamentals of medical terminology quickly and easily Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? This friendly guide explains how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar, often-tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix, root, and suffix. Medical Terminology For Dummies breaks down the words you'll encounter in your medical terminology course and gives you plain-English explanations and examples to help you master definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all medical fields. For many, the language of medicine and healthcare can be confusing, and frequently presents the greatest challenge to students this guide was designed to help you overcome this problem with ease! Packed with ideas, study materials, quizzes, mind maps, and games to help you retain the information, Medical Terminology For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words so you'll approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence and ease. * Bone up on words that describe and are related to the body's systems * Correctly pronounce and understand the meanings of medical terms * Find tricks and study tips for memorizing words * Build your knowledge with helpful word-building activities If you're working toward a certification or degree in a medical or healthcare field, or if you're already on the job, Medical Terminology For Dummies is the fast and easy way to learn the lingo.

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About Beverley Henderson


Beverley Henderson, CMT-R, HRT, has more than 40 years experience in medical terminology and transcription. She developed course curricula and helped write and produce a series of medical terminology teaching videos. Jennifer Lee Dorsey has been a writer and editor for 18 years.

Table of Contents


Introduction 1 Part I: Living for Linguistics 5 Chapter 1: Scrubbing In to Master Medical Terminology 7 Chapter 2: Medical Terminology: The How and Why 13 Chapter 3: Introducing the Big Three: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes 19 Chapter 4: Acronyms, Eponyms, Homonyms, Multiples, and Plurals Oh My! 31 Chapter 5: Say What? Pronunciation and Usage 45 Part II: Mapping Words and Bodies 55 Chapter 6: As It Was in the Beginning: Prefixes 57 Chapter 7: So It Shall Be in the End: Suffixes 69 Chapter 8: Hey, I Know You: Word Recognition 75 Chapter 9: Deconstruction Junction: Breaking Down Words 85 Chapter 10: An Org Chart to Live By: Organization of the Body 95 Chapter 11: All Systems Go: When Systems Combine 109 Part III: In Terms of Anatomy 119 Chapter 12: Boning Up on the Skeletal System 121 Chapter 13: Getting Ripped: The Muscular System 139 Chapter 14: Skin Deep: Skin, Glands, Nails, and Hair 153 Chapter 15: It Depends on Your Perception: The Sensory Systems 167 Part IV: Let s Get Some Physiology Terminology 185 Chapter 16: The Hear t of the Mat ter: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems 187 Chapter 17: Just Breathe: The Respiratory System 211 Chapter 18: Feeding Time: The Gastrointestinal System 227 Chapter 19: Gatekeepers of Health: The Endocrine System 245 Chapter 20: Calming Down: The Nervous System 261 Part V: Name That Plumbing 275 Chapter 21: When You Gotta Go: The Urinary System 277 Chapter 22: Check the Plumbing: The Male Reproductive System 291 Chapter 23: A Life Force: The Female Reproductive System 305 Part VI: The Part of Tens 325 Chapter 24: Ten Essential Medical Terminology References 327 Chapter 25: Ten or So Useful Mnemonic Devices 331 Chapter 26: Ten Sets of Terminology Tongue-Twisting Diseases 335 Appendix: Prefixes and Suffixes 341 Index 345

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Medical Terminology For Dummies by Beverley Henderson
Beverley Henderson
Used - Very Good
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
2015-01-16
384
1118944046
9781118944042
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