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Quick Medical Terminology: A Self-Teaching Guide, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-06373-6
336 pages
August 2011
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The new, updated edition of the classic medical terminology reference with over 200,000 copies sold

Quick Medical Terminology has long been relied on by students and medical professionals looking to build or update their medical vocabulary. This new fifth edition provides the tools and information needed to understand the simple logic behind hundreds of seemingly incomprehensible words, along with fresh exercises and current examples.

  • Features new review exercises and self-tests, more than 250 new terms, medical measurements, and up-to-date examples
  • Provides the tools necessary for building and sustaining a large working repertoire of medical terms
  • The reference of choice for health practitioners and others who need to expand, improve, or refresh their medical vocabularies

Filled with essential information presented in a clear and easy-to-follow format, Quick Medical Terminology is an invaluable learning tool and reference source.

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To the Reader vii

Objectives of the Program xi

Pronunciation Key xiii

The Word-Building Strategy xv

List of Illustrations xxi

1 Basic Word Roots and Common Suffixes 1

2 More Word Roots, Suffixes, and Prefixes 21

3 Basic Anatomical Terms and Abnormal Conditions 43

4 The Genitals and the Urinary Tract 65

5 The Gastrointestinal Tract 93

6 The Heart 113

7 Symptoms, Diagnoses, Treatments, Communication, Qualifiers, and Statistics 137

8 Growth and Development, and Body Orientation 169

9 Gynecology, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 195

10 The Eye 223

11 The Respiratory Tract 237

Review by Body System Assessment 253

Review Sheets by Chapter 261

Final Self-Test I 291

Final Self-Test II 294

Appendix A: Medical Abbreviations 297

Appendix B: Forming Plurals 303

Appendix C: Medical Measurements 306

Index of Words and Word Parts 307

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SHIRLEY SOLTESZ STEINER, M.S., R.N., 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.

NATALIE PATE CAPPS, M.N.Sc., R.N., is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing. She is an Advisory Board Member at the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses for the state of Arkansas and an Advisory Board Member at the UAMS Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program. In 2007, the National Student Nurses Association awarded the Breakthrough to Nursing Award to the Medical Service Outreach Program, which she created to provide medical care in developing countries.

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