Medical Terminology For Beginners

(MEDICAL-TERMS.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-506-0
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The Medical Terminology For Beginners course is perfect for those new to the medical field or anyone eager to understand the language used by healthcare professionals. This course is designed to make learning medical terms easy and enjoyable. Explore the building blocks of medical language, including prefixes, suffixes, and root words, to decipher complex terms.

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29+ Lessons | 189+ Flashcards | 189+ Glossary of terms

1

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • Icons Used in This Course
2

Scrubbing In to Master Medical Terminology

  • The Tale behind the Terms
  • Making Terminology Work for You
  • Building a Foundation of Vocabulary
  • In Terms of Anatomy
  • All Systems Go
  • Down-Under Details
  • The Ultimate Resource: You
3

Medical Terminology: The How and Why

  • Defining Medical Terminology
  • Medical Terminology in the Real World
  • Changes in Medical Terminology
  • It’s Greek and Latin to Me
  • Modernizing Medicine
4

Introducing the Big Three: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

  • Rooting Around for Answers
  • Prefix as Precursor
  • Common Prefixes
  • Suffixes: Final Thoughts
5

Acronyms, Eponyms, Homonyms, Multiples, and Plurals — Oh My!

  • Acronyms
  • Deriving a Plural the Medical Way
  • Welcome to the Peanut Gallery: More Exceptions to the Plural Rules
6

Say What? Pronunciation and Usage

  • Hooked on Phonics
  • Pronouncing Common Prefixes and Beginning Sounds
  • Pronouncing Common Suffixes and Endings
  • Pronouncing Common Combinations
  • Putting It All Together
  • What Condition Your Condition Is In
  • Suffering Suffixes
7

As It Was in the Beginning: Prefixes

  • Common Prefixes
  • Matching Prefixes to Situations
  • Retro Root Rewind A–M
  • Retro Root Rewind N–Z
8

So It Shall Be in the End: Suffixes

  • Common Suffixes
  • Matching Suffixes to Situations
9

Hey, I Know You: Word Recognition

  • The Inside Story: Terms for Your Interior
  • Terms for the Outside of Your Body
  • Pathological Conditions
10

Deconstruction Junction: Breaking Down Words

  • Finding Parts of Words
  • Going Deeper into Suffixes
  • Adding Up Individual Word Meanings
11

An Org Chart to Live By: Organization of the Body

  • Looking at the Big Picture
  • Cells
  • Tissues
  • Organs and Systems
  • Cavities of the Body
  • Directional Terms and Anatomical Planes
  • Regions of the Body
12

All Systems Go: When Systems Combine

  • Anatomical Systems Working Together
  • Physiology Systems Working Together
13

Boning Up on the Skeletal System

  • How the Skeletal System Works
  • Skeletal Root Words
  • More Anatomical Terms
  • Common Skeletal Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Skeletal Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Skeletal Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Skeletal Surgeries and Procedures
14

Getting Ripped: The Muscular System

  • How the Muscular System Works
  • Muscular Roots and Suffixes
  • Action Item: The Movement of Your Muscles
  • Common Muscular Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Muscular Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Muscular Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Muscular Surgeries and Procedures
  • It’s All Related: More Muscular Terms
15

Skin Deep: Skin, Glands, Nails, and Hair

  • Layers of Skin
  • Glands, Both Sebaceous and Sudoriferous
  • Hair and Nails
  • Integumentary Root Words
  • Common Integumentary Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Integumentary Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Integumentary Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Integumentary Surgeries and Procedures
  • More Integumentary Terms
16

It Depends on Your Perception: The Sensory Systems

  • The Eye
  • The Ear
  • The Nose
  • The Mouth
  • The Touch Receptor
  • Sensory Root Words
  • It’s All Related: More Anatomical Terms
  • Common Sensory Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Sensory Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Sensory Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Sensory Pharmacology
17

The Heart of the Matter: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

  • How the Cardiovascular System Works
  • How the Lymphatic System Works
  • Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Root Words
  • Common Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology Rx: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Pharmacology
18

Just Breathe: The Respiratory System

  • How the Respiratory System Works
  • Respiratory Root Words
  • It’s All Related: More Anatomical Terms
  • Common Respiratory Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Respiratory Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Respiratory Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Respiratory Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Respiratory Pharmacology
19

Feeding Time: The Gastrointestinal System

  • How the Gastrointestinal System Works
  • Mouth and pharynx
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder
  • Intestines
  • Gastrointestinal Root Words
  • Common Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Gastrointestinal Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Gastrointestinal Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Gastrointestinal Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
20

Gatekeepers of Health: The Endocrine System

  • How the Endocrine System Works
  • Endocrine Root Words
  • It’s All Related: More Endocrine Anatomical Terms
  • Common Endocrine Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Endocrine Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Endocrine Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Endocrine Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Endocrine Pharmacology
21

Calming Down: The Nervous System

  • How the Nervous System Works
  • The Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Nervous Root Words
  • It’s All Related: More Nerve-Wracking Terms
  • Common Nervous Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Nervous Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Nervous Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Nervous Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Nervous Pharmacology
22

When You Gotta Go: The Urinary System

  • How the Urinary System Works
  • Urinary Root Words
  • Common Urinary Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Urinary Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Urinary Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Urinary Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Urinary Pharmacology
23

Check the Plumbing: The Male Reproductive System

  • How the Male Reproductive System Works
  • Male Reproductive Root Words
  • Pathological Male Reproductive Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Male Reproductive Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Male Reproductive Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Male Reproductive Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Male Reproductive Pharmacology
  • Say What? Male Terminology Tongue Twisters
24

A Life Force: The Female Reproductive System

  • How the Female Reproductive System Works
  • Female Reproductive Root Words
  • It’s All Related: More Female Reproductive Anatomical Terms
  • Common Female Reproductive Conditions
  • Finding the Culprit: Female Reproductive Diseases and Pathology
  • Testing, Testing: Female Reproductive Radiology and Diagnostic Tests
  • Paging Dr. Terminology: Female Reproductive Surgeries and Procedures
  • Terminology RX: Female Reproductive Pharmacology
25

Ten Essential Medical Terminology References

  • Medterms.com
  • Medilexicon.com
  • webMD.com
  • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 32nd Edition
  • Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 10th Edition
  • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and Flashcard...ofessionals and Nursing Illustrated, 7th Edition
  • Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23rd Edition
  • Sloane’s Medical Word Book, 5th Edition
  • Medicalmnemonics.com
  • Medical Terminology Systems Quick Study Guide
26

Ten or So Useful Mnemonic Devices

  • Cranial Nerves
  • Lung Lobe Numbers
  • The Size of a Thyroid
  • Scalp Layers
  • Muscles of the Rotator Cuff
  • Radial Nerve
  • Face Nerves
  • Perineal versus Peroneal
  • Sperm Path through Male Reproductive Tract
  • Carpal Bone Locations
  • Cranial Bones
27

Ten Sets of Terminology Tongue-Twisting Diseases

  • Skeletal
  • Muscular
  • Integumentary
  • Sensory
  • Cardiovascular and Lymphatic
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Endocrine
  • Nervous
  • Urinary and Reproductive
28

Top Ten Crazy-Hard-to-Spell Medical Terms

  • Crazy-Hard-to-Spell Terms

Appendix: Handy Study Guide

  • Synopsis of Body Systems and Their Parts
  • Commonly Misspelled Medical Terms
  • Common Medical Abbreviations
  • Common Root Words
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes

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