Author(s): Beverley Henderson and Jennifer Lee Dorsey
Confused by medical terms? Don t know a carcinoma from ahematoma? Medical Terminology For Dummies gets you up tospeed quickly on medical terminology fundamentals and helps youmaster medical definitions, pronunciations, and applications acrossall health care fields. Once you understand medical prefixes,suffixes, and root words, you ll approach even unfamiliarmedical terms with confidence.
This plain-English guide to language that can be just plainconfusing clears up the meanings of the Greek and Latin sources ofmedical terms. You ll get a handle on how these mouthfuls areconstructed, and discover how to decipher any medical term, nomatter how complex or unusual. You ll also get plenty of helpin pronouncing and remembering medical words, and you ll findout how and why the terminology changes from hospital to laboratoryto pharmacy. You ll discover how to:
Understand word foundations and origins
Grasp the essential meanings of unfamiliar terms
Define common prefixes and suffixes
Identify and pronounce medical terms
Deconstruct words to grasp definitions
Use plurals and multiples with ease
Describe medical conditions accurately
Bone up on terms that describe the anatomy
Use mnemonic devices to remember medical terms
Know when words refer to diseases, injuries, treatments, andmore
Use medical terminology in the real world
Complete with a list of essential references on medicalterminology as well as helpful word-building activities MedicalTerminology For Dummies puts you in the know in notime.