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Medical Terminology For Dummies 2nd Edition
Medical Terminology For Dummies gets students and interested readers up to speed on medical terminology fundamentals, helping them master definitions, pronunciations, and the application of terms across all medical fields. Once people understand medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words, they can use this knowledge to approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence.
I remember my first experience using thermography. It was while working at the IBV (Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia). I was immersed in a R&D project about heating systems in sports clothing. One of my colleagues asked me to perform some thermal images for the report. The thermographic camera was quite big, like a video camera television. It was inside of a box and no one had used it, probably because no much researchers knew of its existence. I made the images, but I did not follow any protocol or really understand its camera operation. In my opinion, that first experience exemplifies the first experience that many people are having today in laboratories and research centres.
Repetition is the key to mastering medical vocabulary, and this workbook provides even more practice to help
readers master them. Building upon the learning exercises in the text, 75 questions per chapter emphasize the
use of word parts in learning key terminology, while chapter exercises offer a variety of formats requiring written
Chapter 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology
Chapter 2: The Human Body in Health and Disease
Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide, 7e by Barbara Janson Cohen uses a stepwise approach to learning medical
terminology. Part 1 describes how medical terms are built from word parts; Part 2 introduces body structures, diseases, and treatments; and Part 3 describes each body system. Individual chapters also build on knowledge in stages: the Key Terms sections list the terms most commonly used; more specialized terms are included in a later section entitled