Key Features

  • Organization of terms by specialty allows you to accurately identify the correct word.
  • A 16-page full-color insert shows anatomy by body systems and region.
  • Three convenient sections provide a quick reference:
    • General Terms includes general medical terms, general surgical terms, and laboratory, pathology, and chemistry terms
    • Specialties includes terms from 18 different specialties
    • Guide to Terminology includes abbreviations, anatomy plates, combining forms, and rules for forming plurals
  • Selected entries include both the correct spelling and a phonetic spelling for terms that may be difficult to spell.
  • 100 commonly misspelled English words frequently used in dictation.
  • Unique! All forms of words are listed, including adjectives and adverbs, plus the "s" form of verbs.
  • Unique! Includes slang, physician-coined words, and brief forms along with their expansions.
  • Unique! Phrases can be found under the adjective and under the noun main entry.
  • Author Ellen Drake is a nationally known speaker and expert in medical transcription.

Table of Contents

Section 1: General Medical Words

Anatomy Orientation — 16-page full-color insert

General Medical Terms

General Surgical Terms

General Pharmaceutical Information

Laboratory Terminology

Section 2: Medical Words by Specialty

Cardiovascular System

Dentistry

Dermatology & Allergy

Gastroenterology

Immunology

Hematology

Internal Medicine

OB/GYN

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Orthopedics

Pediatrics

Plastic Surgery

Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery

Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Respiratory System

Urology

Section 3: Reference Guides to Medical Words

Abbreviations and Symbols

Table of Weights & Measures

Combining Forms in Medical Terminology

Rules for Forming Plurals


Contents may vary upon publication.

Details

No. of pages:
1208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323292221
Print ISBN:
9781416048794

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