Read e-book online An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care: A PDF

By Andrew Hutton BSc MSc

ISBN-10: 0443070792

ISBN-13: 9780443070792

ISBN-10: 1417540257

ISBN-13: 9781417540259

A data of clinical terminology is key for lots of future health care professions. This appealing a simple to exploit self-teaching textual content presents an easy, interactive, entire consultant to the language of drugs. Following a quick advent to the elemental elements of scientific phrases, every one unit bargains with a unique physique method and follows a typical plan: observe workout; An anatomy workout; A notice fee; and A self evaluation. via breaking phrases into their part elements and utilising 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. moreover, the textual content offers a finished glossary/index, which cross-references the textual content, in addition to an inventory of universal abbreviations.

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Instrument to open the nostrils 2. technique of making an X-ray of pleura 3. technique of recording breathing movements 4. technique of measuring lung capacity 5. 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.

The stethoscope (Fig. 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.

Above (1) -osis 12. difficult/painful (m) -pexy 13. surgical repair (n) -plasty 14. puncture (j) nas/o 10. nose (i) (k) pharyng/o 11. nose (ii) (1) phren/o 12. fungus (m) pleur/o 13. lobe (n) pneum/o 14. pharynx (o) pneumon/o 15. liver 16. gas/air/wind (o) -plegia 15. condition of paralysis (p) pnoea (Am. pnea) (p) -rrhaphy 16. to bind together (q) rhin/o 17. lung (q) -rrhoea (Am. rrhea) 17. incision into (r) sten/o 18. epiglottis (s) thorac/o 19. rib (r) -stomy 18. below (t) trache/o 20. narrowing (s) -tachy 19.

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