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Quick Medical Terminology: A Self-Teaching Guide, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-48082-2
320 pages
August 2003
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  • Expand your working medical vocabulary
  • Work at your own pace to master the latest terms and techniques
  • Learn all the essential Greek and Latin building blocks

Learn at your own pace with the guidebook that has sold over 400,000 copies

What word is used to describe a fatty tumor? Why are qualifiers necessary in medical terminology? How does kinesialgia occur? What does "involution" mean? With Quick Medical Terminology: A Self-Teaching Guide, Fourth Edition, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more.

Using a unique word-building system that begins with a review of Greek and Latin word roots, Shirley Steiner provides the tools necessary for building and sustaining a large working repertoire of medical terms. This new fourth edition helps readers understand the simple logic behind hundreds of seemingly incomprehensible words, featuring new review exercises and up-to-date examples. The step-by-step, clearly structured format of Quick Medical Terminology makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview.

Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Quick Medical Terminology allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for practitioners and students who need to expand, improve, or refresh their medical vocabularies.

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To the Reader.

Objectives of the Program.

Pronunciation Key.

The Word-Building Strategy.

List of Illustrations.

1 Basic Word Roots and Common Suffixes.

2 More Word Roots, Suffixes, and Prefixes.

3 Basic Anatomical Terms and Abnormal Conditions.

4 The Genitals and Urinary Tract.

5 The Gastrointestinal Tract.

6 The Heart.

7 Symptoms, Diagnoses, Treatments, Communication, Qualifiers,and Statistics.

8 Growth and Development, and Body Orientation.

9 Gynecology, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.

10 The Eye and the Respiratory Tract.

Review Sheets.

Final Self-Test I.

Final Self-Test II.

Appendix A: Medical Abbreviations.

Appendix B: Forming Plurals.

Index ofWords and Word Parts.
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SHIRLEY SOLTESZ STEINER, R.N., M.S., is an Instructional Technologist who has worked with leading corporations and innovators in the training field, including AT&T, Media Medica, Inc., and MetroMedia. She brings more than twenty years of experience to the design and development of self-instructional, classroom, and on-the-job training programs. Steiner revised the third edition of Quick Medical Terminology (Wiley).
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