Medical Language Instant Translator

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-16
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Communicate more effectively when you use this pocket reference to medical terms and other useful information! Davi-Ellen Chabner's Medical Language Instant Translator, 4th Edition provides the tools you need to understand medical terminology. You can also access key information on common diagnostic tests and procedures, the top 100 prescription drugs, medical abbreviations, symbols, and acronyms - and much more. Based on Chabner's The Language of Medicine, this practical resource is ideal for any health care environment! Get quick, portable access to key medical terms and other need-to-know information.Decipher complicated medical terms by recognizing and finding the meanings of individual word parts.Distinguish between commonly misunderstood medical terms (e.g., ureter vs. urethra, or para vs. peri).Become familiar with common diagnostic tests and procedures and why they are ordered.Access information on medical abbreviations, symbols, acronyms, and professional designations.Understand the basics of surgical instruments, terminology, and technology.Identify the top 100 prescription drugs and their uses.Quickly access the top 100 diagnoses and associated procedures.Find the definitions of complementary and alternative medicine terms.Recognize specialized terms used in medical records.Review body systems anatomy with full-color illustrations. Adds a new section on eponyms -words based on or derived from a person's name.Adds a new section on Major Diagnostic Categories & Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG).Includes updates corresponding to those in the Language of Medicine, 9th Edition, by Davi-Ellen Chabner.

Table of Contents

The Language of Medicine
How to Analyze Medical Terms
Glossary of Word Parts Used in Medical Terminology
Word Parts to English
English to Word Parts
Eponyms NEW!
Medical Terms Easily Confused
Specialized Terms Used in Medical Records
Definitions of Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Radiology, Ultrasound, and Imaging Procedures
Nuclear Medicine Scans
Clinical Procedures
Laboratory Tests
Useful Information
Abbreviations for Selected Health Care Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
Professional Designations for Health Care Providers
Surgical Terminology and Technology
Surgical Instruments
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Terms
Classes of Drugs and Their Uses
The Top 100 Prescription Drugs (listed alphabetically)
The Top 100 Principal Diagnoses and Associated Principal Procedures
Major Diagnostic Categories & Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) NEW!
Normal Hematological Reference Values and Implications of Abnormal Results
Cell Counts
Coagulation Tests
Red Blood Cell Tests
Serum Tests
Internet Resource
Body Systems Illustrations
Index of Body Systems Illustrations
The Cardiovascular System (Aorta & Major Arteries)
The Cardiovascular System (Heart)
The Digestive System
The Ear
The Endocrine System
The Eye
The Integumentary System
The Lymphatic System
The Anterior Superficial Muscles
The Posterior Superficial Muscles
The Nervous System
The Female Reproductive System
The Male Reproductive System
The Respiratory System
The Skeletal System
The Urinary System
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