Understanding Medical Terms: A Guide for Pharmacy Practice, Second Edition

Front Cover
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

The need for a thorough understanding of medical terminology has not diminished in the least for pharmacists and other health care practitioners in the five years between the publication of the first edition of this book and this second edition. If anything, it has become greater. The pharmacy profession has further solidified its clinical role in patient care, and pharmacists are more entrenched than ever before in the role of counselor and advisor to both patients and practitioners alike. For more than a few pharmacists, what not long ago was an occasional question from a physician about appropriate drug therapy has become regular consultation concerning the interaction of drugs with the patient, his life, and the many other therapies he may be facing. Pharmacy chains, which not long ago installed glass walls to separate the pharmacist from customers, have asked technicians to count pills while pharmacists are in continuous contact with the patient.
Such practice changes have increased the demand for clinical knowledge among pharmacists, including a knowledge of medical terminology, and those demands have been passed on to the authors in preparation of the second edition of this book. While the role of the text is still to help pharmacists be more effective interpreters and counselors, some changes have been made in response to reader requests.
 

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Contents

Fundamentals of Medical Terms
3
The Health Care System Structure
19
Translating the Medical Record
25
Abbreviations Eponyms and Lay Terms
41
The Cardiovascular System and Its Disorders
61
THERAPEUTIC TERMINOLOGY 59
79
The Musculoskeletal System and Its Disorders
97
The Integumentary Dermatologic System and Its Disorders
119
Psychiatric Disorders
211
The Endocrine System and Its Disorders
225
The Hematologic System and Its Disorders
239
The LymphaticImmune System and Its Disorders
251
Oncology
263
Trauma and Poisoning
281
Nutritional DisordersAlternative Medicine
289
Appendix A Medical Abbreviations
303

The Respiratory System and Its Disorders
129
The Reproductive System and Its Disorders
147
The Urinary System and Its Disorders
165
The Nervous System and Its Disorders
177
The Special Sense Organs and Their Disorders
193
Appendix B Study Examinations
377
Bibliography
401
Index
403
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