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



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

Shirley Soltesz Steiner

ISBN: 978-0-471-48082-2 August 2003 320 Pages


  • 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.

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.