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Medical Language Instant Translator - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455758319, 9781455774937

Medical Language Instant Translator

5th Edition

Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner
eBook ISBN: 9781455774937
eBook ISBN: 9781455774920
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th February 2013
Page Count: 352

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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.

Key Features

  • Quick, portable access to key medical terms and other need-to-know information.
  • Common diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Easily confused medical terms.
  • Overview of body systems anatomy with full-color illustrations.
  • Medical abbreviations, acronyms, symbols and more!

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Davi-Ellen Chabner

Affiliations and Expertise

Newton Centre, MA