This pocket book provides students and professionals with a quick reference to key medical terminology and associated information. It covers the building blocks of medical terminology such as how to form medical terms, common prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and vowels, and pronunciation guidelines. Dedicated sections focus on commonly confused terminology (including drug names), abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols. Also included is valuable reference information such as professional association and organization abbreviations; professional titles, degrees, and certificates abbreviations; weights and measures (including metrics); Spanish-English medical phrases; laboratory reference range values; diagnosis-related groups; common abbreviations used in prescriptions and medication orders; error-prone abbreviations; complementary and alternative medicine terms; health organizations and resources; top 200 brand name drugs by prescription; and profiles of common medical conditions.
A bound-in CD-ROM includes audio English and Spanish pronunciations and an image bank for easy reference.
System Requirements: Windows 98 SE/2000/NT/XP/ViSTa; Macintosh OS X