The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Terminology, 1st Edition

  • Veronica Hackethal, MD MSc
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  • ISBN-10: 1615643591
  • ISBN-13: 9781615643592
  • DDC: 610.14
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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An understanding of medical terminology is the foundation on which careers in the exploding healthcare field are built. Knowing the Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes that are used to build the words that describe the human anatomy, conditions, and cures is the key that unlocks complex terminology for students. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Medical Terminology shows readers how to decipher and internalize the essential terminology of medicine and gives them tools they can use over and over to pass their medical terminology courses and certification tests with flying colors.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Building Blocks for Learning Medical Terminology.
2: The Purpose of a Medical Vocabulary.
3: Medical Word Parts.
4: Pronunciation, Spelling, and Much More.
5: Human Anatomy: Terms for Body Parts and Systems.
6: Body Positions, Systems, and Structures.
7: Skin, Bones, and Muscles.
8: Lungs, Heart, Blood, and Lymph.
9: The Digestive System.
10: Urinary, Reproductive, and Endocrine Systems.
11: Brain, Nervous System, and Sense Organs.
12: Physiology: How the Body Works.
13: Regulation and Communication.
14: Locomotion.
15: Circulation and Breathing.
16: Metabolism and Elimination.
17: Reproduction.
18: Immunity.
19: Pathophysiology: Disease and Injury.
20: Internal Medicine, Part 1.
21: Internal Medicine, Part 2.
22: Pediatrics.
23: Surgery and Related Disciplines.
24: Emergency Medicine and Acute Illnesses.
25: Genetic Diseases.
26: Cancers.
27: Diagnostic Testing and Treatment.
28: Clinical Laboratory Medicine.
29: Diagnostic Tests and Imaging.
30: Diagnostic Procedures and Therapeutic Surgery.
31: Pharmacology: Medications.