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Medical Terminology For Dummies

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Author/Editor(s): Beverley Henderson, Jennifer Lee Dorsey
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
ISBN-10: 1118944046
ISBN-13: 978-1118944042
Language: English
Edition: 2
Publisher: For Dummies
Size: 3.16 MB
Format: pdf

Book Description

Grasp and retain the fundamentals of medical terminology quickly and easily

Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? This friendly guide explains how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar, often-tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix, root, and suffix. Medical Terminology For Dummies breaks down the words you'll encounter in your medical terminology course and gives you plain-English explanations and examples to help you master definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all medical fields.

For many, the language of medicine and healthcare can be confusing, and frequently presents the greatest challenge to students – this guide was designed to help you overcome this problem with ease! Packed with ideas, study materials, quizzes, mind maps, and games to help you retain the information, Medical Terminology For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words so you'll approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence and ease.

  • Bone up on words that describe and are related to the body's systems
  • Correctly pronounce and understand the meanings of medical terms
  • Find tricks and study tips for memorizing words
  • Build your knowledge with helpful word-building activities

If you're working toward a certification or degree in a medical or healthcare field, or if you're already on the job, Medical Terminology For Dummies is the fast and easy way to learn the lingo.

About the Author

Beverley Henderson, CMT-R, HRT, has enjoyed a lifelong career in the medical field. Working in Ontario hospitals for 45 years, she also has more than 40 years’ experience in medical terminology and transcription. She has managed the medical transcription unit of a large acute-care hospital and has taught medical terminology to adult learners at the university level. Beverley is a Certified Medical Transcriptionist with the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), formerly American Association for Medical Transcription. She was Director of Health Sciences Faculty and MT Course Coordinator at an online medical terminology and transcription school, where she developed course curricula and helped write and produce a series of medical terminology teaching videos. Now an empty-nester, she lives in Manzanillo, Mexico, with her husband of 40 years.

Jennifer Dorsey, M.A., has been a writer and editor for 18 years. She has worked for publishers both large and small, mainly focusing her efforts on development editing and acquisitions. In 2005, she turned her focus to writing and has worked on several projects, including revisions of several popular how-to titles from Entrepreneur Press, most notably How to Start Your Own Medical Claims Billing Business. She has also written for magazines such as Indiana Business magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, and California Homes. In 1997, she received her B.A. in journalism from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States, and in 2009 received her M.A. in English from Saint Louis University. She is currently completing her doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition at SLU, where she is also a member of the adjunct faculty. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children.


Quick easy ready reference for commonly encountered medical terms.

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