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Understanding words and there meanings often can help you understand locations of vital organs and the functions of the body. If you don't know the medical terminology, you wi…ll be lost in a medical career and could potentially hurt someone because some words are so similar. It is also very easy to make a distinction between illnesses and treatments if you understand word spellings, meanings but also pronunciation plays a large role in this. Without knowing the medical terminologies, people in a hospital setting might get confused on how to work with a patient or how to treat their ailments. As a medical assistant, it helped shorten what the person was c/o (complaining of). Sometimes the patients like to fire out a bunch of things, and you have a little area to write down the problem. It is a lot easier and faster to write down then to spell it out completely. you tell me which is easier to write down: NPO or nothing by mouth Dx or diagnoses STD or sexually transmitted disease CPR or cardiac pulmonary resuscitation qid or four times a day? bid or twice a day. If I wanted to tell doctor: "Patient complaining of pain in abdomen everyday and shortness of breath." it's a lot simpler writing it this way: Pt c/o pain in abd qd and SOB. see the difference? hope this helps you!
phrenoplegia literally means "diaphragm paralysis condition". phreno-, -phren- can mean "diaphragm, heart, and mind". The most common term we use it in is schizophrenia, lit. …split mind condition. It has such a diverse meaning because the mind was once considered to be in the diaphragm or heart region. -pleg- means "stroke or paralysis" and -ia means "condition or disease". Cardia
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"s" with a line over it. That would be the letter s (lower case) with a horizontal line over the top.
Using medical terminology can cause a patient to be slightly confused by what the medical professional is saying. This can be easily avoided by explaining the issue in lay ter…ms. Between medical professionals, there is no disadvantage.
It means "near". The opposite is distal. SO for example, on your fingers, which have 3 bones (except the thumb), the end bone is called the distal phalanx and the one nearest… the hand is the proximal phalanx.
Eponymous means that it is names after a person or place. Many things in medicine were named after the people who discovered/invented them.
A positional term in medical terminology is one that describes where something is, typically in relation to another body part. A few positional terms are anterior, ventral, su…perior, caudal, acral, apical, and fundal.
As with all technology, there must be a clear and precise way for nurses and doctors to communicate. It is a universal term of reference and highly useful for pinpointing …or describing a location or procedure. Doctors and nurses may also use medical terminology when discussing something in front of a patient in order to prevent undue anxiety. There maybe a need for the doctor or nurse to explain the terminology further though as not a lot of patients will understand them. No, medical ""jargon"" is not at all meant to speak in pig latin in front of a patient. It really is so that there is NO mistake when doctors are conveying information about a patient to each other. For example, to a lay person, ""fever"" may mean that the person feels hot, or that the temperature is above 100. But no one knows, really--it can cause a lot of confusion. It's so indistinct. WIth medical terms, things are very clear, so that even a surgeon in France can read a scientific journal article and know exactly what the author means. That way, also, medicine can be global and that the medical societies can share ideas and innovations. A bit more: Since every thing in a patient's medical records must be documented, from s/s (signs and symptoms), to the patient's medical hx (history), to the final dx (diagnosis) and tx (treatment), it saves the doctors and all other medical personnel a considerable amount of time to use a universally accepted form of medical terminology. And, even more importantly, it's safer when all medical professionals, from doctors and nurses, lab techs to radiology techs, etc. use the same universal medical terminology so they don't have to try to guess what was ordered or charted on the patient's medical records. It's also used in writing prescriptions; pharmacists and pharmacy techs use the same terminology when filling prescriptions. It's more accurate (and safer!) when ALL medical professionals use the same terminology. Some examples on prescriptions: q.d. = every day b.i.d. = twice a day t.i.d. = three times a day q.i.d. = four times a day hs = at bedtime po = to be taken by mouth ASA = aspirin
Spongiform can be broken down into sponge and form, so that means it has a sponge like quality. In terms of spongiform encephalopathy it means that the brain has the sponge-li…ke quality of being full of small holes.
If you are talking about the part of the belly that is just under the ribs in the center, it is called the epigastric region.
Hypo/thyriod/ism Below/ pertianing to the thyriod/ condition of.
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Compound words can be easily defined if you know the meaning of the root words. For example: Cardio has to do with the heart and ology basically means the study of/ discipl…ine of study, hence cardiology means the study of the heart in simple terms.