Introduction to the History-Physical Chart
In the following scenes you will be presented with the required components of the
history-physical chart and given instruction on how to read it. This is followed by an
example of a history-physical chart.
Medical Terminology is designed to provide a concise understanding of the language of
medicine. After an introduction to basic word patterns, the student is trained to take
words apart and recognize the root stem, prefixes and suffixes.
Using a Medical Dictionary- When looking up medical words in a dictionary, check
alternative first letter sounds if you can't find a word where you think it ought to be. For
instance, r is often followed by an h (rh), and for English's i sound, y is often
Root Word or Stem
The root or stem is the main body or foundation of a word. Every word has at least one
root, but a word can have two, three, or four. Any word containing more than one root
word is known as a compound word. The English language has many
Lesson 7: Medical Specialties and Specialists
As we have discussed previously, the suffix -logy or -o/logy, means "the study or the
science of whatever the root word describes." Bacteriology means "to study bacterium or
bacteria." The people
Abbreviations are widely used in medicine, but confusion results because they often
mean more than one thing. For instance, AP could stand for anteroposterior, aortic
pressure, aortic pulmonary, etc.
In learning terminology, you will need to
Modern Drugs Derived from Natural Sources
Note: Some words are capitalized and some are not. You will learn more about why and when to
Plant, Animal, and Mineral Source
Lesson 10: Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy - Body Works & Body Words
Anatomy is the study and science of the structure of an organism and its parts.
Physiology is the branch of science dealing with the normal chemical and physical
In this Lesson, we will learn about laboratory processes and tests and basic radiologic
Most people are completely unaware of the chemical makeup, synergy and responsibility
of blood, cells, and other fluids, and what stories they ha
With the advent of word processing software (which has its own intelligence (?)a
matter of opinion), it will sometimes point you to or even highlight for correction
incorrectly used commas, spacing, etc.
Body Planes, Locations and Dynamics
Various terms relating to location, position and movement are used in medical
terminology. We will start with dividing the body in half, the midsagittal division.
Dividing the body in two halves on a ve
Introduction to Medical Instruments and Equipment
There are hundreds of different instruments and a variety of other equipment used in the
care of patients, both for surgical and medical care. In the box note the example of
curettes (spoon-shaped instrume