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Word Power: Building a Medical Vocabulary William B. Tyrrell

Word Power: Building a Medical Vocabulary

William B. Tyrrell

Published October 15th 2008
ISBN : 9781585102952
Paperback
292 pages
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 About the Book 

Word Power is a text designed for courses that teach terms commonly found in the fields of medicine and allied health. The book’s linguistic approach focuses on the analysis of these terms which are derived largely from Greek and Latin roots. It is aMoreWord Power is a text designed for courses that teach terms commonly found in the fields of medicine and allied health. The book’s linguistic approach focuses on the analysis of these terms which are derived largely from Greek and Latin roots. It is a nice alternative to rote memorization because it helps the student understand the origin of the words they will use or come across everyday in their profession.Word Power touches on some history of the medical language where medical terms have entered the lexicon in non-scientific ways. This text helps the student translate Latin anatomical nomenclature, serving both as an aid to memory and as an aid to studying anatomy.The book has 29 chapters that cover various body systems and the language roots for those systems. Each lesson ends with several exercises. Also included at the end of the book are indices that cover prefixes, suffixes, and bases.