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Medical Language Instant Translator

The Medical Language Instant Translator, 5th Edition equips you with the quick-reference information you need to understand even the most complicated and specialized medical terminology. This handy pocket book gives you instant access to everything from the top 100 prescription drugs to medical abbreviations, symbols, and acronyms. Based on Chabner’s The Language of Medicine, this practical resource is ideal for any health care environment.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-7494-4


  • Unit I - The Language of Medicine

    1. How to Analyze Medical Terms
    2. Glossary of Word Parts Used in Medical Terminology
    3. Medical Word Parts to English

      English to Medical Word Parts

    4. Abbreviations
    5. Acronyms
    6. Eponyms
    7. Symbols
    8. Plurals
    9. Medical Terms Easily Confused
    10. Specialized Terms Used in Medical Records
    11. Definitions of Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
    12. Radiology, Ultrasound, and Other Imaging Procedures

      Nuclear Medicine Scans

      Clinical Procedures

      Laboratory Tests

      Unit II - Useful Information

    13. Abbreviations for Selected Health Care Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
    14. Professional Designations for Health Care Providers
    15. Surgical Terminology and Technology
    16. Surgical Instruments
    17. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Terms
    18. Common Drugs and Their Uses
    19. Major Diagnostic Categories and Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs)
    20. Normal Hematologic Reference Values and Implications of Abnormal Results
    21. Blood Cell Counts

      Coagulation Tests

      Red Blood Cell Tests

      Serum Tests

              Internet Resources

    Unit III - Body Systems Illustrations

    1. Index of Body Systems Illustrations
    2. Cardiovascular System (Aorta & Major Arteries)
    3. Cardiovascular System (Heart)
    4. Digestive System
    5. Ear
    6. Endocrine System
    7. Eye
    8. Integumentary System (Skin)
    9. Lymphatic System
    10. Muscles (Anterior Superficial)
    11. Muscles (Posterior Superficial)
    12. Nervous System
    13. Female Reproductive System
    14. Male Reproductive System
    15. Respiratory System
    16. Skeletal System
    17. Urinary System


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