An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care: A by Andrew Hutton BSc MSc

By Andrew Hutton BSc MSc

An information of scientific terminology is key for lots of overall healthiness care professions. This beautiful a simple to take advantage of self-teaching textual content presents an easy, interactive, accomplished consultant to the language of medication. Following a quick creation to the fundamental elements of scientific phrases, each one unit bargains with a unique physique approach and follows a regular plan: be aware workout; An anatomy workout; A observe fee; and A self evaluation. by means of breaking phrases into their part elements and using wisdom via workouts and examples from sufferer care, the reader studying how phrases are shaped and turns into acquainted with the typical roots, and suffixes of medial phrases in addition to how they are going to be encountered in perform. furthermore, the textual content presents a entire glossary/index, which cross-references the textual content, in addition to an inventory of universal abbreviations.

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If the flow of blood to the heart muscle is interrupted, the muscle dies; this is a myocardial infarction or heart attack. Heart muscle deprived of oxygen produces a rapid, uncoordinated, quivering contraction known as fibrillation. Normal rhythm can sometimes be restored by applying an electric shock with an instrument known as a defibrillator. Around the heart there is a double membranous sac known as the pericardium (peri-, prefix meaning around). Between the membranes is the pericardial cavity containing a small amount of fluid.

Bronch/esophago/stomy) Note. g. bronchiolitis for inflammation of the bronchioles. ) Combining forms Bronch/i/o WORD EXERCISE 6 Using your Exercise Guide, build words that mean: (a) discharge/excessive flow of mucus from bronchi (b) an X-ray of the bronchus The smallest bronchioles end in microscopic air sacs known as alveoli (from Latin alveus, meaning hollow cavity). Alveoli form a large surface area of the lungs across which the gases oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged and therefore play an essential role in maintaining life.

The heart muscle receives a supply of fully oxygenated blood from branches of the aorta known as the coronary arteries. If coronary arteries become blocked, the muscle dies triggering a heart attack. Another common cause of death is heart failure, defined as the inability of the heart to maintain a flow of blood sufficient to meet the body's needs; the term is most often applied to the heart muscle of either the left or right ventricle. If both ventricles are affected, it is known as biventricular heart failure (bi - meaning two).

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