In my paper I will be discussing what medical terminology is, where it came from, and how it is applied to medical assistant careers as well as how it is applied to medical administration careers. I will give examples of the importance of medical terminology and specific examples of where medical careers use medical terminology on a day to day basis. I will also give a brief summary and definition of what medical terminology stands for. After reading my paper you should have a good concept of medical terminology’s importance, use, and why medical terminology is not just applied to medical assisting jobs but also why it is important for medical administration employees to also be familiar and have a good grasp on medical terminology. Medical terminology is key to being able to provide clients, patients, and your boss with the best work you can provide because medical terminology is the language of medicine. Medical Terminology is a vocabulary for accurately describing the human body, medical components, conditions, and processes in a science-based manner around word building and comprehension. It is consisted of four main parts. These parts include the word root, prefix, combining form, and suffix. The word root usually describes a body part and is the main part of the word that contains the basic meaning. A prefix is used in front of a word to give location detail, number of parts or time involved. A combining form is a word root plus a combining vowel that enables two parts to be connected which is usually the letter o. The last word part is the suffix. The suffix is added to at the end of a word root to ad meaning such as condition, disease process and procedure. These word parts are very important in the use of medical terminology because without it you would not understand the language of medicine. It is very important for Medical Assistants as well as Medical Administrators to understand and follow the rules of language because medical terminology has its
Recognize, define, pronounce, and spell the terms related to the pathology, and diagnostic and treatment proceedures of the muscular system |
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In this module you will learn to recognize, define, spell, and pronounce a number of medical terms. You will also be tested on information found in the topics below. Also study Chapter Four of your book for more information on these topics.
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Medical Terminology has a history in Latin and Greek languages. Many of the terms used back in the days are used today resulting in new medical concepts regarding disease, treatment and containment. Medical records were all written by hand, which allowed for books to be created. Many of the medical terminology terms that we use today is credited to Hippocrates, who is said to be the “father of medicine”, and Claudius Galen, one of the most well-known doctors in the Roman Empire….
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Medical terminology is a language for accurately describing the human body and
associated components, conditions, processes and process in a science-based manner. Medical
terminology is important in the medical field because it allows healthcare professionals to
interact at all levels and details of the patients can be discussed with ease. The benefits of
knowing medical terminology are that one can document faster….
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In this paper I will define what medical terminology is, where it came from, and the importance of correct knowledge of medical terminology. I will only define what makes up medical terms but I will also give you examples.
Importance, History and Origins
Medical terminology is a language that is mainly used in the medical and insurance world. It is used to describe the human body and associated components, conditions, process and procedures….
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Introduction To Medical Terminology
What is Medical Terminology?
It is the language of medicine. When studying this subject you will find that most medical words are divided into 3 categories: terms made from word parts; terms not made from word parts; terms which are eponyms (condition named for a person who first studied/identified/researched the disorder/disease)
About Word Parts
Words made from word parts usually consist of 2-3 parts. First, there is the combining form or root part….
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words/terms which make up the language of medicine
Majority of terms are based in Latin or Greek
Serves as a Universal Language
Medical terms are broken down into FOUR word parts:
1. Stem/Root = gives the essential meaning of the term
2. Prefix = added to the beginning of the term
3. Suffix = placed after a word
4. Linking or Combining Vowels = connects roots to suffixes or roots to other words
Involves two steps:
To be an effective healthcare professional you must be able to communicate fluently in medical terminology. Medical terms are used daily in the medical field. It is used to describe conditions of patients and treatment. It is used in notes and medical records. Understanding and using the correct medical terms is vital to avoid errors. In the medical language, ones need to perfect their reading, listening, analyzing, writing and speaking skills. Out of the five skills mention in this week’s discussion….
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1. Ankylosis- abnormal condition of stiffness (often referring to fixation of a joint, such as the result of chronic rheumatoid arthritis) The patient was experiencing rheumatoid arthritis more and more often causing her to have ankylosis in her knees.
2. Bursitis- inflammation of a bursa. Bursitis is charscterized by joint pain and tenderness when you press around the joint, stiffness and aching….
1. How can eliminating abbreviations reduce errors?
I think that eliminating medical abbreviations would reduce errors because many abbreviations are very similar and people get confused between them, however, if abbreviations were eliminated it would make it very difficult on medical professionals. They would have to write out very lengthy medical terms. According to Dr. Darryl S. Rich, “to minimize the potential for error and to maximize patient safety, prescribers need to avoid such specifically….