Medical terminology is the method used to accurately describe the components, processes, conditions affecting it, and procedures performed on the human body.
It finds its core use in the field of medicine.
The medical terminology uses suffixes, prefixes written in Latin and ancient Greek to create words.
Let us see some of the best books available on medical terminology.
Medical Terminology: A Short Course
This is a book written by Davi-Ellen Chabner in the year 1991. It is an amazing book for students pursuing medicine. The style of writing is very elegant; it is very easy to read. The book contains a lot of images to accompany terms so that it would be easier to understand. The images are also very colorful to pique interest in the reader.
The book is also not very deep and complex and not even very hard to understand. The book is not too long and is precise, and the last few hundred pages are filled with meanings of words, so don’t be afraid of the size of the book.
I highly recommend this to new medical students doesn’t matter which major they are pursuing. It could be interesting even on a personal level. For example, if any medical conditions occur for any members of your family or friends, if you know the terminology and the treatments available to help that condition, then you would be easily able to identify what condition they are affected from and would make the process of recovery easier for them.
The book helps you to learn the terminology but also gives you a basic review of physiology and anatomy within the terminology so that you would be able to understand it completely. Many case studies are presented in the book accompanied by various vignettes to demonstrate how the physiology and=d anatomy is used in practice.
A CD is also provided along with the book. It contains various animations and games and after going through this material, you would understand how easily the medical terminology will become a part of your vocabulary.
The book has a very straight forward approach. It excludes all the information that is time-consuming and not essential in subjective terms. The book mainly focuses on helping you to understand the terms completely and to assist you in building a working vocabulary of widely used prefixes, suffixes and root words in the medical world.
The book contains many worksheets that will help you to develop a strong foundation. Each chapter includes colored diagrams and various examples. These will help you to get clarity on the subject.
The book is put together very well. There is a lot of very useful information. Usually, on most of the books, there are just bland definitions and not much clarity is there. This book contains plenty of good examples to provide clarity.
The book provides even the simplest of terms for a better understanding of the subject and to give a strong foundation. The prefixes, suffixes and the medicinal roots are explained very clearly.
Please do read this book if you are interested in learning about medical terminology. It is a very amazing book for beginners.
The Language of Medicine
This is also a book written by Davi-Ellen Chabner in the year 1976. This was a best-seller as soon as it hit the racks. It is still dominating in the market of medicinal terminology books.
The book is very user-friendly, it helps the readers to understand clearly and learn the complex medical terms by segregating them into their respective parts. The definitions of these terms are explained clearly concerning how the body works in conditions of health and disease by comparative analysis.
The complex medicinal processes and terminology are described in a simple style of writing which is completely accessible to readers of all levels. The medical terms are brought to life in this book by implementing a text and workbook format structured according to the hierarchy of body systems.
The book also contains many additional chapters on specific key concepts related to health care such as psychiatry and cancer. The sections related to anatomy and physiology is creatively illustrated in different colors and is accompanied by exercises to help out with word parts and forms.
You will be provided with an audio file for purchase if you take the online course which is tagged with a price of $25. This online course is a very valuable one and will prove to be a valuable companion for the text. Many complex terms are broken down into components so it would be easy for you to grasp the terms.
The book has a very helpful glossary at the end that will serve as a good reference for suffixes, prefixes and combining forms. Do try out this book. If you are new to the subject, this book will serve as a door of entrance to the medicinal world.
Medical Terminology: The Best and Most Effective Way to Memorize, Pronounce and Understand Medical Terms
This is a book written by David Andersson in the year 2016. This book is highly recommended if you wish to improve your medical knowledge. It is an excellent handheld book. The book is very sharp and precise, up to the point.
The lessons are broken down into chapters and each chapter is accompanied by exercises for improving your medicinal terminology vocabulary at the end. These exercises will help you review your knowledge you gained from the chapter.
The terms are broken down into prefix and suffix to help you get well versed with Latin which is the source of origin for the terms. The content is very well structured and organized concisely. It is a good study tool for freshmen. It would be easy for freshmen with its simple and straight forward approach using the table format.
The book will help you to develop a strong foundation for any medical profession. After reading this book you won’t be much intimidated by the big complex terms which seemed like a nightmare before. The book also helps you with working on your pronunciation of certain terms which are complex and confusing.
If you are a pre-med student, the book will be very helpful for you. Many questions are presented in the book that are of different styles and varieties. This helps a lot as medical terminology is very similar to learning a new language.
The book will help you to keep up with the medical terminology when meeting doctors on the study team. It will also greatly help you to breakdown the diagnosis of patients.
The book is also very informative and is up to date with the trend.
Having this book as a guide is as helpful as having a CMI. The details are perfectly laid out in the book.
The format of the book is very reader-friendly as it is helpful to people who are having a hard time memorizing the medical terms. The prefix segregation is a great tool which also helped the book to be reader-friendly.
The book is amazing when it comes to the understandability of the terminology and remembrance of those terms. The charts in the book and the structured content are very handy and help you to quickly grasp and memorize the different categories of medicinal terms.
Do give it a try. It is a must-read for everyone who needs a deep understanding of medical terminology; it will greatly help you to get better.