Medical Terminology For Dummies

Medical Terminology For Dummies

by Beverley Henderson, Jennifer Lee Dorsey

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ISBN-13: 9781118944059
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 210,624
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

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.

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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 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me out tremendously as I took a medical terminology class and received more info in this book than the actual class!!!
preacherchuck More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. As a paramedic it is useful for me to have a good understanding of medical terminology in order to communicate well with doctors, nurses, and other health care workers. This book filled my need for improved understanding while being entertaining and easy to read too. It is not a text and does not have exercise at the end of each section, but would be a good adjunct for a text. I found the anatomy explanations to be very helpful, concise description of subjects made difficult in A&P texts by so much info.
ImissMJ More than 1 year ago
I am in the process of going back to college to obtain a certificate in medical terminology. I have only read about 200 pages of this book but it is very informative. I'm sure it will help me when I start my college classes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I orderd this book prior to entering my major (Surgical Technologist) and i must say this book is helpful in every way. Fast-forward a couple of months later i passed my medical terminology course with an B
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Straight forward, broken down into easy to understand sections
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