Medical Meanings

Medical Meanings
Author : William S. Haubrich
Publisher : ACP Press
Total Pages : 267
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9781930513495
ISBN 13 : 1930513496
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Meanings Book Description:

Dr. William S. Haubrich's curiosity knows no bounds, nor does that of his readers. The overwhelming demand for more histories of yet more words is satisfied in the eagerly awaited second edition of ""Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins"". Here the reader will find not just etymology and explanations of medical terminology but lessons in history and popular culture. They will learn what really ailed John Merrick, a.k.a., the Elephant Man; what odd deformity plagued the House of Hapsburg, rulers of Spain from 1493 to 1780; and, what the connection is between fetal alcohol syndrome and Little Orphan Annie. Charming, witty, and a rollicking learning experience, the second edition of ""Medical Meanings"" is fully updated and revised to include over thirty per cent more of the definitions, histories, and amusing anecdotes readers of the first edition so treasured. Charley horse is a term commonly used to describe pain and stiffness, usually in thigh muscles and especially that consequent to athletic stress. One explanation is that Charles II of England, following the Restoration in 1660, rewarded soldiers disabled by service in the Loyalist cause with appointment to undemanding government jobs. Such gimpy veterans were known as 'Charleys'. Later, the same Charley came to be given to an elderly, often partially lame horse retired from strenuous service and reserved for family use. Another story is that a somewhat decrepit horse named Charley was employed to haul a roller back and forth across the playing field of the Chicago White Sox baseball team in the 1890s. If all this seems devious, it's because it is. Pithode is the nuclear barrel-like figure formed in the process of cellular mitosis. The Greek pithos was a wine cask. Rowdy medical students at Johns Hopkins University in the 1890s formed what they called The Society of Pithotomists, a reference to their penchant for tapping into kegs of wine or beer.

Locating Medical History

Locating Medical History
Author : Frank Huisman
Publisher : JHU Press
Total Pages : 520
Release : 2006-10-31
ISBN 10 : 0801885485
ISBN 13 : 9780801885488
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locating Medical History Book Description:

"With diverse constitutions, a multiplicity of approaches, styles, and aims is both expected and desired. This volume locates medical history within itself and within larger historiographic trends, providing a springboard for discussions about what the history of medicine should be, and what aims it should serve."--Jacket.


Author : Robert Fortuine
Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages : 440
Release : 2000-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780398083137
ISBN 13 : 0398083134
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This book is a history of the medical vocabulary presented in topical (rather than dictionary) form. While most other books on medical words are arranged as dictionaries, rather than topically, and are much more selective in their presentation, this book entertains a comprehensive and historical approach to the subject. It is written primarily for physicians, biomedical scientists, and medical students, but should also appeal to anyone in the health professions or biological sciences with a 'feel' for medical history and the English language. It will also be useful to some teachers of English or linguistics. The idea of the book developed over at least a decade, and brings together for the author a lifelong interest in words, classical and modern languages, and the history of medicine. The purpose is not only to foster the more precise use of the language of medicine by doctors and biomedical scientists, but also to enhance their enjoyment of the vocabulary they use professionally on a daily basis. Readers will find that the book contains a wealth of knowledge and provides for some very pleasurable reading.

Medical Terminology For Dummies

Medical Terminology For Dummies
Author : Beverley Henderson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9781119625476
ISBN 13 : 1119625475
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Terminology For Dummies Book Description:

Take the intimidation out of medical terminology Every job in the medical field needs some background in medical terminology. From the check-in desk to the doctor to the pharmaceutical sales rep, and everyone around and in between, healthcare professionals and those in adjacent fields use a common and consistent vocabulary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. Medical Terminology For Dummies is a powerful resource for current and prospective healthcare professionals. It provides different ways to memorize the words and their meanings, including ideas for study materials, flash cards, quizzes, mind maps, and games. Plus, you’ll discover how to identify, pronounce, define, and apply words in proper context. Grasp the standardized language of medicine Find the easiest way to remember tongue-twisting terms Benefit from lots of definitions and examples Understand, retain, and put this knowledge to use If you’re one of the millions of professionals hoping to succeed in this booming field, this book gets you talking the talk so you can walk the walk!

Dorland s Illustrated Medical Dictionary E Book

Dorland s Illustrated Medical Dictionary E Book
Author : Dorland
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages : 2144
Release : 2019-12-09
ISBN 10 : 9780323661485
ISBN 13 : 0323661483
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dorland s Illustrated Medical Dictionary E Book Book Description:

Trusted by generations of healthcare personnel at every professional level, Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary remains today’s most comprehensive and highly respected medical dictionary. The thoroughly updated 33rd Edition is an ideal resource for medical and allied health professionals, students in all healthcare disciplines, medical writers, editors, transcriptionists, coders, researchers, attorneys, and more – as well as those working in government agencies and healthcare management. Allows you to quickly grasp the meanings of medical terms in current usage, helping you understand and correctly use the latest terminology in today’s ever-evolving medical field. Provides approximately 125,000 well-defined entries, 50 plates illustrating anatomy, and more than 1,500 clear, full-color illustrations. Features more than 6,000 new and revised terms and numerous new illustrations. Offers one year of free access to the complete content of Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary on, which includes 35,000 audio pronunciations and other bonus features. Ensures that you’re up to date with anatomy terminology that reflects current Terminologia

Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy

Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy
Author : Lippincott Williams
Publisher : LWW
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2017-11-20
ISBN 10 : 149637407X
ISBN 13 : 9781496374073
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy Book Description:

Feeling overwhelmed by medical terminology? Grab a lifeline: the newly updated Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy!�, 4th Editionoffers clear and simple explanations of vital terms and their everyday use in nursing practice. Backed by humor and chock full of illustrations, this enjoyable text is the perfect backup to class materials and the ideal on-the-job refresher for experienced nurses and all healthcare professionals. Learn how to decipher complex terms from the roots up--and take your confidence to a whole new level. Be expertly guided through the choppy waters of medical terminology ... NEW and updated content clarifies medical terminology concepts with clear definitions and illustrations Explains the meanings, roots, and pronunciation of terms as used in everyday practice, including: Names for all major body systems: skeletal, muscular, integumentary, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, neurologic, endocrine, blood and lymphatic, and sensory systems Terms and phrases used in maternal health, pharmacology, and mental health Breaks down complex medical terms into recognizable components--common prefixes, roots, and suffixes--to help you identify the meaning of any term Offers a strong anatomy and physiology overview backed by numerous images, including a large image of each organ system Chapter features provide learning aids and on-the-unit support: Just the facts--quick summary of chapter content Vocabulary builders--end-of-chapter games such as crossword puzzles, matching roots and prefixes to their correct meanings, and fill-in-the-blank sentences to help you retain learning Pump up your pronunciation--phonetic spellings make it easy to pronounce complex terms Anatomically speaking--anatomy illustrations, with pronunciations of key terms Memory jogger--stories and tools that support retention "Nurse Joy" and "Jake" --explain key concepts and offer friendly problem-solving tips Beyond the dictionary--learn the origins of words, to help you remember word roots and dissect meanings The real world--explains informal terms used in daily practice About the Clinical Editor David Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CNE, FNAP, is Faculty Development Specialist at the Center for Faculty Excellence, Chamberlain College of Nursing, in Cleveland, Ohio.

A Condition of Doubt

A Condition of Doubt
Author : Catherine Belling
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 281
Release : 2012-06-28
ISBN 10 : 9780199892365
ISBN 13 : 0199892369
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Condition of Doubt Book Description:

This title seeks to change the way we think about hypochondria and to use hypochondria to sharpen our thinking about health care. The book's four parts examine hypochondria as a condition of biology; of medicine; of culture; and of narrative.

The Meanings of Menopause

The Meanings of Menopause
Author : Ruth Formanek
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN 10 : 9781134879410
ISBN 13 : 1134879415
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meanings of Menopause Book Description:

In this scholarly compilation of a major event in the life of every woman, editor Ruth Formanek has adopted an avowedly multidisciplinary mandate: to illuminate menopause as both an event and a stage of life by gathering together a variety of discipline-specific meanings and research perspectives. The result is an admirably comprehensive study that not only charts the premodern meanings of menopause, but proceeds to examine menopause from current biomedical, endocrinological, culutral, and psychological perspectives. Ample attention is give to the psychosocial influences on menopause and to cross-cultural variations in the experience of, and life adjustments that follow, menopause. Societal and familial attitudes toward menopausal women are also explored through an examination of women in classical and modern literature. Clinical contributions review psychoanalytic perspectives on menopause, elucidate the individual meanings of the menopausal experience uncovered in therapy, and consider male views of menopausal women. Collectively, the contributors to this volume remedy the scant attention menopause has heretofore received in the psychological and psychotherapeutic literature. They not only explore the range of issues associated with menopause, but address these issues in the context of the various myths and superstitions about menopause that have endured over the centuries. Essential reading for students of human development, gender issues, and women's studies, The Meanings of Menopause is, for helping professionals, an invaluable source book on a life event fraught with psychological significance.

Dictionary of Medical Derivations

Dictionary of Medical Derivations
Author : W.G. Casselman
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 436
Release : 1998-04-15
ISBN 10 : 1850707715
ISBN 13 : 9781850707714
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Medical Derivations Book Description:

This dictionary explains the original meanings and correct use of the 500 Greek and Latin words and word parts that make up 98% of all medical terms used today. It stimulates better, quicker comprehension of medical terminology with less grinding memory work and is the ideal way for students to learn how medical words are formed from Latin and Greek roots and how to construct a medical vocabulary for both old and new medical words. It shows how to break long medical words into their simple Greek and Latin roots and helps solve the mystery of medical jargon by supplying a logical system for understanding terminology. Also, it is the first work of its kind to open up access for doctors to understanding the whole of medical terminology, regardless of specialty. And because it is a totally new dictionary readers can be assured of learning true etymologies and accurate meanings instead of the notoriously inaccurate and misleading derivations copied from one so-called standard dictionary to the other over the years. Example: "cholecystectomy": chole = gall + cyst = bladder + ec = out + tomy = cutting; so cholecystectomy is the surgical excision, or cutting out, of the gallbladder!

The Language of Medicine

The Language of Medicine
Author : Davi-Ellen Chabner
Publisher : Saunders
Total Pages : 1030
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN 10 : 1416034927
ISBN 13 : 9781416034926
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Medicine Book Description:

This market-leading text helps readers understand and learn complex medical terms by dividing them into their component parts, clearly explaining the meanings of these terms in the context of how the body works in health and disease. Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy-to-understand manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels. The Language of Medicine brings medical terms to life with a text/workbook format organized by body systems, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care, such as cancer and psychiatry. Anatomy and physiology sections are generously illustrated in full color and reinforced with exercises on combining forms and word parts. Spotlights focus on easily confused terms and concepts. Presents medical terms in the context of anatomy and physiology, following a logical body-system chapter organization. Clearly explains the material in simple, non-technical language, making the information accessible even to students with little or no previous medical or scientific background. Medical experts have extensively reviewed all chapters for accuracy. Practical applications keep students engaged and focused, such as Case Scenarios and Practical Applications that offer case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, and laboratory and x-ray reports. Text/workbook format uses a variety of exercises and activities to reinforce and build on the information students learn. Explanations of clinical procedures, laboratory tests, and abbreviations related to each body system or medical specialty show medical terminology in practice. Pronunciation of Terms list at the end of each chapter provides phonetic spellings and spaces to write the meanings of terms. A wealth of exercises within each chapter and at the end of each section challenge readers to test their understanding of material. New icons facilitate navigation within the chapters and add visual interest. Colorful new page layout is designed to hold students' interest. Line drawings have been newly rendered in a rich new color palette with a more three-dimensional look. New Medical Scramble activity presents scrambled terms for the student to decipher - a fun way to improve spelling accuracy and knowledge of terms. The latest medical advances are incorporated throughout, such as stem cell research, c-reactive protein, sentinel node biopsy, and molecular targeted drugs. Four new case studies have been added to the Practical Applications sections in the cardiovascular and blood system chapters. A controlled substances table is included in the chapter on pharmacology. Bones and their common names are presented in a new table. Expanded coverage of diagnostic tests and procedures, such as: virtual colonoscopy; urinalysis; breast ultrasound and MRI; photo-selective vaporization of the prostate; new methods for managing arrhythmias; PET of the lung; coverage of multiple myeloma; CD4 lymphocyte count; irradiation, photon therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery; abnormal involuntary movement scale (AIMS). A complementary and alternative medicine appendix provides information on popular therapies. Icons in the text direct students to extra information on procedures and terms on the companion CD.