This book will be a valuable resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals who deal with Spanish speaking patients. It is a guide that contains the key and most frequently used healthcare terms. It will also be useful for Spanish speaking nurses who want to have a better communication while interacting with English speaking healthcare professionals.
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.
This book is for doctors, nurses and other clinicians working or living in East Africa. It will also be useful for expatriates living in Swahili-speaking countries. A short introduction to Swahili is included. A wide range of clinical and practical topics is covered in detail.Further information about this book is available at www.lulu.com/medicalswahili.
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A Vocabulary of the Terms Used in Medicine, and the Allied Sciences, with Their Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification, Including Much Collateral Information of a Descriptive and Encyclopedic Character
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.
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