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Medical Terminology For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-45332-2
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384 pages
November 2008
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Introduction.

Part I: Living for Linguistics.

Chapter 1: Scrubbing In to Master Medical Terminology.

Chapter 2: Medical Terminology: The How and Why.

Chapter 3: Introducing the Big Three: Prefi xes, Roots, and Suffixes.

Chapter 4: Acronyms, Eponyms, Homonyms, Multiples, and Plurals — Oh My!

Chapter 5: Say What? Pronunciation and Usage.

Part II: Mapping Words and Bodies.

Chapter 6: It Was in the Beginning: Prefixes.

Chapter 7: So It Shall Be in the End: Suffixes.

Chapter 8: Hey, I Know You: Word Recognition.

Chapter 9: Deconstruction Junction: Breaking Down Words.

Chapter 10: An Org Chart to Live By: Organization of the Body.

Chapter 11: All Systems Go: When Systems Combine.

Part III: In Terms of Anatomy.

Chapter 12: Boning Up on the Skeletal System.

Chapter 13: Getting Ripped: The Muscular System.

Chapter 14: Skin Deep: Skin, Glands, Nails, and Hair.

Chapter 15: It Depends on Your Perception: The Sensory Systems.

Part IV: Let’s Get Some Physiology Terminology.

Chapter 16: The Heart of the Matter: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems.

Chapter 17: Just Breathe: The Respiratory System.

Chapter 18: Feeding Time: The Gastrointestinal System.

Chapter 19: Gatekeepers of Health: The Endocrine System.

Chapter 20: Calming Down: The Nervous System.

Part V: Name That Plumbing.

Chapter 21: When You Gotta Go: The Urinary System.

Chapter 22: Checking the Plumbing: The Male Reproductive System.

Chapter 23: A Life Force: The Female Reproductive System.

Part VI: The Par t of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Essential Medical Terminology References.

Chapter 25: Ten or So Useful Mnemonic Devices.

Chapter 26: Ten Fun Word-Building Activities.

Appendix: Prefixes and Suffixes.

Index.

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