An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care: A by Andrew Hutton BSc MSc PDF

By Andrew Hutton BSc MSc

ISBN-10: 0443070792

ISBN-13: 9780443070792

ISBN-10: 1417540257

ISBN-13: 9781417540259

An information of clinical terminology is vital for lots of well-being care professions. This beautiful a simple to exploit self-teaching textual content offers an easy, interactive, accomplished advisor to the language of drugs. Following a short creation to the fundamental elements of scientific phrases, every one unit bargains with a special physique process and follows a customary plan: be aware workout; An anatomy workout; A observe cost; and A self evaluate. by means of breaking phrases into their part elements and utilizing wisdom via routines and examples from sufferer care, the reader studying how phrases are shaped and turns into acquainted with the typical roots, and suffixes of medial phrases in addition to how they are going to be encountered in perform. furthermore, the textual content offers a entire glossary/index, which cross-references the textual content, in addition to an inventory of universal abbreviations.

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Esophag/o) (a) a- 1. enlargement (k) cholecyst/o (b) -aemia (Am. -emia) 2. condition of pain (1) ile/o (c) -algia 3. study of (m) caec/o (Am. cec/o) (d) -clysis 4. around (e) -ectomy 5. injection/infusion (f) endo- 6. X-ray/tracing (g) -gram 7. inflammation (h) -graph 8. condition of urine (i) -graphy 9. within/inside (n) duoden/o (o) rect/o Score 15 Test 2B (j) -itis 10. beside/near (k) -lithiasis 11. tumour (1) -logy 12. abnormal condition of stones (m) mega- 13. all (n) -megaly 14. without Prefixes and suffixes Match each prefix or suffix in Column A with a meaning in Column C by inserting the appropriate number in Column B.

Fixation Score 20 (swelling) thromb/o (r) valv/o 18. narrowing (s) vas/o 19. pulse (t) ven/o 20. breast Score Test 4C 20 Combining forms of word roots Match each combining form in Column A with a meaning in Column C by inserting the appropriate number in Column B. Test 4D Column A Write the meaning of: Column B Column C (a) aneurysm/o 1. echo/reflected sound (b) angi/o 2. artery (c) aort/o 3. death/corpse (d) arteri/o 4. sound (e) ather/o 5. valve (f) cardi/o 6. aorta (g) dynam/o 7. porridge (yellow plaque on wall of blood vessel) (a) cardiovalvulitis (b) aortorrhaphy (c) angioscope (d) phlebostenosis (e) thromboendarteritis Score 5 5 AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH CARE Test 4E Build words that mean: (a) Inflammation of an artery associated with a thrombosis (b) Puncture of the heart (c) Disease of an artery (d) Removal of a vein (e) Study of heart and blood vessels (use angi/o) Score 5 Check answers to Self-Assessment Tests on page 299.

Combining forms Aneurysm/o Thrombolytic therapy Recently developed enzymes are being used to dissolve blood clots in situ. The drug streptokinase, extracted from bacteria, can be injected into the coronary vessels to lyse a clot and thereby restore blood in the coronary system. The thrombolytic drugs streptokinase, altepase and anistreplase have been shown to reduce mortality when given by the intravenous route following a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction). WORD EXERCISE 13 Without using your Exercise Guide, write the meaning of: (a) aneurysmo/plasty (b) aneurysmo/rrhaphy Ather (From a Greek word athere, meaning porridge.

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