Medical Terminology for Health Professions (7th Edition) by Ann Ehrlich, Carol L. Schroeder

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By Ann Ehrlich, Carol L. Schroeder

Use a confirmed mix of studying ideas and workouts to make studying scientific terminology more straightforward . Now in its seventh version, clinical TERMINOLOGY FOR overall healthiness PROFESSIONS simplifies the method of memorizing complicated scientific terminology through concentrating on the real notice components -- the typical prefixes, suffixes and root phrases -- to supply a starting place for studying countless numbers of scientific phrases. equipped by way of physique structures, the chapters start with an outline of the terminology concerning the body's buildings and capabilities, then continue via ailments and problems, and eventually diagnostic approaches and coverings. This is helping scholars grasp the required language to explain how the human physique works, what is going improper with it, and the way we deal with it. each bankruptcy engages beginners with the See and Say pronunciation procedure, interactive workouts, actual lifestyles clinical situations and demanding considering workouts. An up-to-date paintings software contains illustrations that replicate the most recent phrases and methods, and multi-cultural /multi-generational photographs that correctly painting today's clinical global. integrated multimedia is incorporated with the textual content at the StudyWare CD-ROM. This source is packed filled with actions that interact scholar with video games, quizzes, animations, and an audio word list -ultimately supporting scholars learn , organize for tests, and accomplish luck . non-compulsory workbook and on-line courseware can also be to be had.

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The infection can remain localized (near the point of entry) or can be systemic (affecting the entire body). Signs and symptoms of infection include malaise, chills and fever, redness, heat and swelling, or exudate from a wound. n The ileum (ILL-ee-um) is the last and longest portion of the small intestine. Memory aid: ileum is spelled with an e as in intestine. n Malaise (mah-LAYZ) is a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness that is often the first indication of an infection or other disease.

N Ventral (VEN-tral) refers to the front, or belly side, of the organ or body (ventr means belly side of the body, and -al means pertaining to). Ventral is the opposite of dorsal. 32 CHAPTER 2 Midsagittal plane (midline) in reference to the dorsal surface of the body. Posterior is the opposite of anterior. n Superior means uppermost, above, or toward the head. For example, the lungs are located superior to (above) the diaphragm. Superior is the opposite of inferior. n Inferior means lowermost, below, or toward the feet.

N If your instructor prefers an alternative pronunciation, follow the instructions you are given. SPELLING IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT Accuracy in spelling medical terms is extremely important! n Changing just one or two letters can completely change the meaning of a word—and this difference literally could be a matter of life or death for the patient. n The section “Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Terms and Word Parts” later in this chapter will help you become aware of some terms and word parts that are frequently confused.

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