Medical Terminology for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470279656
ISBN-13: 9780470279656
Edition: 2009
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Description: Medical Terminology For Dummies gets students and interested readers up to speed on medical terminology fundamentals, helping them master definitions, pronunciations, and the application of terms across all medical fields. Once people understand  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Medical Terminology For Dummies gets students and interested readers up to speed on medical terminology fundamentals, helping them master definitions, pronunciations, and the application of terms across all medical fields. Once people understand medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words, they can use this knowledge to approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence.

Introduction
Living for Linguistics
Scrubbing In to Master Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology: The How and Why
Introducing the Big Three: Prefi xes, Roots, and Suffixes
Acronyms, Eponyms, Homonyms, Multiples, and Plurals - Oh My!
Say What? Pronunciation and Usage
Mapping Words and Bodies
It Was in the Beginning: Prefixes
So It Shall Be in the End: Suffixes
Hey, I Know You: Word Recognition
Deconstruction Junction: Breaking Down Words
An Org Chart to Live By: Organization of the Body
All Systems Go: When Systems Combine
In Terms of Anatomy
Boning Up on the Skeletal System
Getting Ripped: The Muscular System
Skin Deep: Skin, Glands, Nails, and Hair
It Depends on Your Perception: The Sensory Systems
Let's Get Some Physiology Terminology
The Heart of the Matter: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Just Breathe: The Respiratory System
Feeding Time: The Gastrointestinal System
Gatekeepers of Health: The Endocrine System
Calming Down: The Nervous System
Name That Plumbing
When You Gotta Go: The Urinary System
Checking the Plumbing: The Male Reproductive System
A Life Force: The Female Reproductive System
The Par t of Tens
Ten Essential Medical Terminology References
Ten or So Useful Mnemonic Devices
Ten Fun Word-Building Activities
Appendix: Prefixes and Suffixes
Index

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