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

By Andrew Hutton BSc MSc

A data of scientific terminology is key for plenty of well-being care professions. This appealing a simple to take advantage of self-teaching textual content offers an easy, interactive, entire consultant to the language of drugs. Following a short advent to the elemental parts of scientific phrases, each one unit bargains with a unique physique method and follows a typical plan: observe workout; An anatomy workout; A be aware cost; and A self review. by means of breaking phrases into their part components and utilizing wisdom via workouts and examples from sufferer care, the reader studying how phrases are shaped and turns into conversant in 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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Instrument to view the thorax 6. instrument that measures lung capacity 7. instrument to examine/listen to the breast 8. tube inserted into the stomach via nose ANATOMY EXERCISE Now complete the Anatomy Exercise on page 28. CASE HISTORY 3 The object of this exercise is to understand words associated with a patient's medical history. To complete the exercise: • read through the passage on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; unfamiliar words are underlined and you can find their meaning using the Word Help • write the meaning of the medical terms shown in bold print.

Vessel (i) (k) -megaly 11. around (j) my/o 10. vessel (ii) (1) pan- 12. electrical (k) necr/o 11. force (m) peri- 13. stopping/cessation (1) phleb/o 12. aneurysm (n) -pexy 14. hardening (o) -poiesis 15. slow (m) phon/o 13. pressure/rare (P) -sclerosis 16. tissue /thing (n) sphygm/o 14. muscle (q) 17. three (o) sten/o 15. vein (i) (r) tachy- 18. all (p) steth/o 16. vein (ii) (s) tri- 19. enlargement (q) 17. clot (t) -um 20. inside (j) isch- -stasis 9. fixation Score 20 (swelling) thromb/o (r) valv/o 18.

The pulsation is due to the heart forcing blood into the arterial system at ventricular systole (contraction). ) Ather/o Atheroma is used to refer to another very common disorder of the blood vessels. The meaning of this word is a porridge-like tumour but it is used to describe the Combining forms Sphygm/o 48 AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH CARE WORD EXERCISE 14 Using your Exercise Guide, find the meaning of: (a) sphygmo/dynamo/meter (b) sphygmo/mano/meter (c) sphygmo/metry the diastolic pressure which is the pressure within the vessels when the heart is dilating and refilling.

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