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UNIT I: INTRODUCTION A 22-year old woman enters the hospital with a biliary-cutaneous fistula. Four weeks ago she underwent a cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis. The common bile duct was explored because of multiple small calculi in the gall bladder. Choledocholithiasis was not confirmed. A T-tube was inserted during surgery. The T-tube was removed the 14th postoperative day . On admission she is afebrile. She is in moderate distress with some nausea and persistent bile strained drainage from the upper right quadrant drain site. No scleral icterus and no hepatosplenomegaly are present. If you read this on an admission note, what would it mean to you? This is how the passage reads when the medical terms are defined. A 22-year old woman enters the hospital with an abnormal tube-like passage through which bile, a secretion of the liver, is discharged out to the skin. Four weeks ago she underwent surgical excision of the gallbladder for chronic inflammation of the gallbladder. The common bile duct was explored because of multiple small stones in the gallbladder. Stones in the common bile duct were not found. A drainage tube shaped like a T was inserted during surgery. The drainage tube was removed the 14th day after surgery. On admission she is without fever. She is in moderate distress with some nausea and persistent bile stained drainage from the upper right area of the abdomen. This is one of four regions into which the abdomen is divided for descriptive and diagnostic purposes. No pigmentation with bile pigments of the tissue covering the whites of the eyes is present and no enlargement of the liver and spleen is present. The second passage is easier to understand at this point, but note how cumbersome and long the passage becomes. Medical terminology, like any other specialized vocabulary, offers a more precise and useful language for communication within the health professions. The importance for you of learning to analyze and understand the meaning of medical terminology will be evident as you read professional journals, physicians' notes and nursing notes, as you communicate with health professionals, and particularly as you communicate with patients/clients, their families, and the community. You need a mastery of medical terms to be able to translate them to lay terms and communicate effectively with others. Freedom from a constant dependence on your medical dictionary will also make studying a bit less painful.
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2 For instance, a patient states, "I wasn't allowed to join the army; they said I had platypodia. Is that serious?” If you analyze the term - plat/y/pod/ia plat/y/ combining form meaning broad, flat pod word root meaning foot ia noun suffix meaning condition A condition of flat-footedness.
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