Medical Terminology For Dummies by Beverley Henderson

By Beverley Henderson

Grasp and maintain the basics of scientific terminology quick and easily

Don't be aware of a carcinoma from a hematoma? This pleasant advisor explains how one of the best ways to recollect unusual, often-tongue-twisting phrases is to profit their components: the prefix, root, and suffix. Medical Terminology For Dummies breaks down the phrases you will come upon on your scientific terminology path and offers you plain-English reasons and examples that can assist you grasp definitions, pronunciations, and functions throughout all clinical fields.

For many, the language of drugs and healthcare might be complicated, and regularly provides the best problem to scholars – this consultant used to be designed that will help you triumph over this challenge conveniently! jam-packed with principles, examine fabrics, quizzes, brain maps, and video games that will help you preserve the data, Medical Terminology For Dummies speedy will get you in control on scientific prefixes, suffixes, and root phrases so you will method even unexpected clinical phrases with self assurance and ease.

  • Bone up on phrases that describe and are concerning the body's systems
  • Correctly pronounce and comprehend the meanings of scientific terms
  • Find methods and research suggestions for memorizing words
  • Build your wisdom with valuable word-building activities

If you are operating towards a certification or measure in a scientific or healthcare box, or in case you are already at the activity, Medical Terminology For Dummies is the short and straightforward option to research the lingo.

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In this book we outline roots, suffixes, and prefixes and include the anatomy for each body system to help you to understand how everything fits together. When in doubt, look at the table of contents and check a specific body system’s chapter. Changes in Medical Terminology Medical language is an entity unto itself and followed a historical development. Common medical vocabulary used today includes terms built from Greek and Latin word parts, some of which were used by Hippocrates and Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago.

Wouldn’t it be simple if the standard rule was to add an s to make a noun plural? One cat and one dog would then become two or more cats and dogs. Simple. How about one woman, one man, and one child? This pluralization becomes two or more women, men, and children. So much for simply adding the s. For the most part, terms of Latin or Greek origin do not follow English rules when it comes to pluralizing. However, luckily for you, in modern current use it is becoming more and more acceptable for medical terms to be pluralized by the English method.

This framework protects vital organs from external injury and provides attachment points for muscles, ligaments, and tendons to make body movement possible. Working together with the skeleton is the muscular system, in which several different major muscle groups work together. Made up of over 600 muscles and joints, this system is responsible for movement. The skeleton provides attachment points and support for muscles, but it is the muscle tissue’s ability to extend and contract that makes movement possible.

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