Medical Terminology For Dummies

Medical Terminology For Dummies
  • eBook:
    Medical Terminology For Dummies, 3rd edition
  • Author:
    Beverley Henderson, Jennifer L. Dorsey
  • Edition:
    3 edition
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  • Data:
    December 5, 2019
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  • Pages:
    416 pages
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Book Description
Take the intimidation out of medical terminology 
Every job in the medical field needs some background in medical terminology. From the check-in desk to the doctor to the pharmaceutical sales rep, and everyone around and in between, healthcare professionals and those in adjacent fields use a common and consistent vocabulary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. 
Medical Terminology For Dummies is a powerful resource for current and prospective healthcare professionals. It provides different ways to memorize the words and their meanings, including ideas for study materials, flash cards, quizzes, mind maps, and games. Plus, you’ll discover how to identify, pronounce, define, and apply words in proper context.
  • Grasp the standardized language of medicine
  • Find the easiest way to remember tongue-twisting terms
  • Benefit from lots of definitions and examples
  • Understand, retain, and put this knowledge to use
If you’re one of the millions of professionals hoping to succeed in this booming field, this book gets you talking the talk so you can walk the walk!


Part 1: Living for Linguistics
CHAPTER 1: Scrubbing In to Master Medical Terminology
CHAPTER 2: Medical Terminology: The How and Why
CHAPTER 3: Introducing the Big Three: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
CHAPTER 4: Acronyms, Eponyms, Homonyms, Multiples, and Plurals — Oh My!
CHAPTER 5: Say What? Pronunciation and Usage

Part 2: Mapping Words and Bodies
CHAPTER 6: As It Was in the Beginning: Prefixes
CHAPTER 7: So It Shall Be in the End: Suffixes
CHAPTER 8: Hey, I Know You: Word Recognition
CHAPTER 9: Deconstruction Junction: Breaking Down Words
CHAPTER 10: An Org Chart to Live By: Organization of the Body
CHAPTER 11: All Systems Go: When Systems Combine

Part 3: In Terms of Anatomy
CHAPTER 12: Boning Up on the Skeletal System
CHAPTER 13: Getting Ripped: The Muscular System
CHAPTER 14: Skin Deep: Skin, Glands, Nails, and Hair
CHAPTER 15: It Depends on Your Perception: The Sensory Systems

Part 4: Let’s Get Some Physiology Terminology
CHAPTER 16: The Heart of the Matter: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
CHAPTER 17: Just Breathe: The Respiratory System
CHAPTER 18: Feeding Time: The Gastrointestinal System
CHAPTER 19: Gatekeepers of Health: The Endocrine System
CHAPTER 20: Calming Down: The Nervous System

Part 5: Name That Plumbing
CHAPTER 21: When You Gotta Go: The Urinary System
CHAPTER 22: Check the Plumbing: The Male Reproductive System
CHAPTER 23: A Life Force: The Female Reproductive System

Part 6: The Part of Tens
CHAPTER 24: Ten Essential Medical Terminology References
CHAPTER 25: Ten or So Useful Mnemonic Devices
CHAPTER 26: Ten Sets of Terminology Tongue-Twisting Diseases
CHAPTER 27: Top Ten Crazy-Hard-to-Spell Medical Terms

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