Quick Reference For Medical Terminology / Edition 1

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This is a must-have, on-the-spot, quick reference tool for medical terminology. Medical terms, especially multisyllabic ones such as laryngotracheobronchitis, can be overwhelming, but with this quick reference, definitions are easy to find and understand. And the information is made handy anytime and anywhere! Features Alphabetical order of terms makes it easy to search for information. Terms using the same word element are "chunked" together to make them easier to learn and remember. Comprehensive appendices provide common prefixes and suffixes, rules for forming plurals, a pronunciation table and illustrations. An easy-to-learn system is provided to help the user analyze medical words into their word elements (prefixes, roots, suffixes) then define and combine the elements to determine definitions. Memory Keys associate words and word elements with interesting facts about their derivation throughout the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766840607
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/8/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 988,436
  • Product dimensions: 4.68 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Juanita Davies, B.Sc., HRA is an award-winning instructor who has taught at the college level for over 30 years. She has taught anatomy and medical terminology in various disciplines including Laboratory Technology, Health Information Management, Medical Transcription, and Legal and Real-Time Reporting, In 2004, she received an award for excellence in teaching. Juanita has written extensively on the subject of medical terminology. Her early work includes A Programmed Learning Approach to Medical Terminology and a computerized testbank containing 15,000 questions that students have been using for over 20 years. Her first book with Delmar, Modern Medical Language, is a combination of anatomy, medical terminology, pathology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. Her second book, Essentials of Medical Terminology, combines anatomy with medical terminology. Her third, A Quick Reference to Medical Terminology, is a basic handbook on medical terminology. Other publications include: A bimonthly column titled 'Know Your Medical Terminology' in a newsletter written for Health Information Managers and An Overview of Coding Practices in Health Care

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Alphabetical Listing of Medical Terms and Word Elements. Part 2: Appendices. Appendix A: Fundamental Elements of a Medical Word. Appendix B: Pronunciation Guide. Appendix C: Plural Formation. Appendix D: Types of Suffixes. Appendix E: Types of Prefixes. Appendix F: Illustrations.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Medical Terminology

    This book is not as comprehensive as I would have hoped. There are loads of terms I am trying to learn that are not in this book. This book does, however, do an excellent job presenting the words that it does cover. It offers good background information and memory aids that make memorizing terms more interesting than monotonous.

    Overall, excellent study aid!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2004


    This small book has a huge variety of medical terms, it has great easy understanding of terminology easy to pronounce and helps you along the way with memory keys. I would recommened it to anyone that is begining in the medical field or planning to go into to it for very quick reference.

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