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

By Andrew Hutton BSc MSc

An information of scientific terminology is key for plenty of overall healthiness care professions. This beautiful a simple to exploit self-teaching textual content offers an easy, interactive, finished advisor to the language of drugs. Following a quick creation to the elemental parts of clinical phrases, every one unit offers with a distinct physique approach and follows a typical plan: observe workout; An anatomy workout; A be aware money; and A self overview. by way of breaking phrases into their part elements and employing 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. additionally, the textual content offers a accomplished glossary/index, which cross-references the textual content, in addition to a listing of universal abbreviations.

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Hemoglobin) in the blood. This produces cyanosis, an abnormal condition in which unoxygenated haemoglobin gives a blue tinge to the skin, lips and nail beds (cyan/o meaning blue, -osis meaning abnormal condition). ) Combining forms Using your Exercise Guide, find the meaning of: Pneumon/o (a) pneumo/haemo/thorax (Am. pneumo/hemo/thorax; see Fig. 16) WORD EXERCISE 7 Without using your Exercise Guide, write the meaning of: (a) pneumono/tomy (b) pneumono/rrhaphy (c) pneumon/osis Note. Pneumonia means a condition of the lungs.

24) is used in conjunction with the sphygmomanometer to listen to the sounds made by blood flowing through the brachial artery when recording the blood pressure. Without using your Exercise Guide, write the meaning of: (d) sphygmo/graph (e) sphygmo/gram (refers to movements created by arterial pulse) (f) sphygmo/cardio/graph Note. Mano comes from Greek manos, meaning rare. e. gases. The combining form man/o is now used to mean pressure. Figure 23 is a drawing of an instrument that uses a manometer to measure blood pressure.

The word speculum refers to an instrument used to hold the walls of a cavity apart so that the interior can be examined visually. WORD EXERCISE 14 Using your Exercise Guide, find the meaning of: (a) inter/cost/al (b) costo/genie (c) costo/chondr/itis Medical equipment and clinical procedures In this unit we have named several instruments used to examine the breathing system. Some of those mentioned may be modified fibreoptic endoscopes. ) Although this word ends in scope, which usually refers to an instrument for visual examination, it is used to listen to the sounds from the chest.

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