Word Power

Word Power : Building a Medical Vocabulary

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Word Power is a text designed for courses that teach terms commonly found in the fields of medicine and allied health. The book's linguistic approach focuses on the analysis of these terms which are derived largely from Greek and Latin roots. It is a nice alternative to rote memorization because it helps the student understand the origin of the words they will use or come across everyday in their profession. Word Power touches on some history of the medical language where medical terms have entered the lexicon in non-scientific ways. This text helps the student translate Latin anatomical nomenclature, serving both as an aid to memory and as an aid to studying anatomy. The book has 29 chapters that cover various body systems and the language roots for those systems. Each lesson ends with several exercises. Also included at the end of the book are indices that cover prefixes, suffixes, and bases.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 175.26 x 248.92 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 1585102954
  • 9781585102952
  • 2,390,658

About William Blake Tyrrell

William Blake Tyrrell, Professor Emeritus of Classics at Michigan State University, is the author of "Amazons: A Study in Athenian Mythmaking" (Baltimore 1984) and "The Smell of Sweat: Greek Athletics, Olympics, and Culture" (Wauconda 2004) and co-author of "Athenian Mythmaking: Words in Action" (New York 1991) and "Recapturing Sophocles' Antigone" (Latham 1999). He has taught medical terminology for thirty years, constructs Lego, and adores cats.show more

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Word Power is a text designed for courses that teach terms commonly found in the fields of medicine and allied health. The book's linguistic approach focuses on the analysis of these terms which are derived largely from Greek and Latin roots. It is a nice alternative to rote memorization, because it helps the student understand the origin of the words they will use or come across everyday in their profession. Word Power also touches on some history of the medical language where medical terms, for instance, have entered the lexicon in non-scientific ways. Finally, Word Power will help the student translate Latin anatomical nomenclature, serving both as an aid to memory and as an aid to studying anatomy.show more