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Medical Terminology

This guide is design to aid with studying and preparing for Medical Terminology (ALHS 1090)

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Medical Terminology 

is language used to precisely describe the human body including its components, processes, conditions affecting it, and procedures performed upon it. ... The roots, prefixes and suffixes are often derived from Greek or Latin, and often quite dissimilar from their English-language variants.

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Dictionary of Diseases and Conditions.

Search medical terms and abbreviations with the most up-to-date and comprehensive medical dictionary from the reference experts at Merriam-Webster. Master today's medical vocabulary. Become an informed health-care consumer.

A dynamic database that is a source of information about the expanding vocabulary used in medical education. The Glossary of terms is continually being reviewed and extended to include new terms and phrases. Each term is supported by an appropriate reference.

Med terms medical dictionary A-Z.

Charts/Study Guides

The Medical Terminology “Cheat Sheet” Every Healthcare Pro Needs.

Quick study Bar chart of Medical terms that can be saved or printed from site.

Complete medical terminology list will help you learn some of the most common anatomical and surgical terms by looking at prefixes, suffixes, and roots.

Printable list of some common terms used by nurses and medical professionals. Helps you to be proficient in Building and Understanding Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes and how to become familiar with acronyms commonly used by health care providers.

Tips For Learning Medical Terms and Interactive Learning Sites

All Essential Medical Terms in One Place.

Understanding Medical Words Tutorial.

Includes free medical terminology interactive exercises in British and American English.

An online guide to medical pronunciation that includes full audio and interactive guides.

A fast, easy and fun way to learn medical words and meanings.

This page will contain powerpoints, quizzes, notes, and tests that have been developed by teachers that are willing to share them with other teachers.

This text is adapted from the OpenStax Textbook Anatomy and Physiology, which is a college level text intended for a traditional two semester anatomy and Physiology course. This adaptation is highly edited to focus on basic human body systems required for an introductory anatomy and medical terminology course

Building a Medical Terminology Foundation is an OER that focuses on breaking down medical terms into their word parts, pronouncing medical terms, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of introductory anatomy and physiology.