The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Terminology

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Terminology

by Veronica Hackethal


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An essential guide for anyone in a healthcare career, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Medical Terminology shows readers how to master medicine's core terminology so they can successfully pass their academic courses and certification tests.

Readers will be introduced to Greek and Latin roots — the building blocks for deciphering any term encountered. They'll also find an outline of the body's systems to learn terms in context, an explanation of the body's physiology, and a primer on commonly used terms for diseases, injuries, conditions, tests, and procedures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615643035
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 566,884
Product dimensions: 7.46(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Veronica Hackethal, MD, MSc, is a medical writer and editor. She was a member of the initial launch team for Medpedia, a medical Web encyclopedia backed by Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Michigan schools of medicine, and has written for She is the coauthor of The Behavioral Aspects of Malaria: An Annotated Bibliography, a book published by the World Health Organization. She has also edited medical textbooks and published scientific articles. Her writing has won numerous awards.

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