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  • Medical Terminology & Abbreviations Rachel R Walden, MLIS [email_address]
  • Strategies for Building Your Knowledge
    • Read (and look up unfamiliar terms)
      • Medical News (such as in MDConsult, online newspapers)
      • Journal articles of interest
    • Attend lectures or view taped lectures
    • Study roots, suffixes, and prefixes
    • Use pronunciation resources
    • Word of the Day
    • Explore MeSH
    • Purchased workbooks and tools
  • Resources: Finding Definitions
    • Dictionaries such as Stedman’s or Dorland’s, MedlinePlus
    • MeSH browser in PubMed
    • Google search – define:word
      • Example define:pericarditis
    • Assorted online dictionaries
  • Resources: Subject-Specific
    • Diabetes Dictionary: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/dictionary/index.htm
    • Dictionary of Radiological Terms: http://remm.nlm.nih.gov/dictionary.htm
    • Digestive Diseases Dictionary (currently being updated): http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/dictionary/
    • Kidney Diseases Dictionary: http:// kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kdictionary /
    • NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary/
    • NCI Drug Dictionary: http:// www.cancer.gov/drugdictionary /
    • Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms: http:// www.genome.gov/glossary.cfm
    • Sexual Health Glossary: http://www.ashastd.org/learn/learn_glossary_A_D.cfm
    • Urologic Diseases Dictionary: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/udictionary/
    • Martinale (links to others): http://www.martindalecenter.com/MedicalD_Dict.html
  • Resources: Pronunciation
    • Merck Manual Home Edition: http:// www.merck.com/mmhe/resources/pronunciations/index/a.html
    • Medical Terminology Jukebox: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID =GEN504
    • Listen to PodCasts: http://casesblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/podcasts-from-conferences-of-university.html and http://casesblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/your-spreadsheet-becomes-wiki-lets-make.html
  • Resources: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
    • Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_Prefixes%2C_Suffixes%2C_and_Combining_Forms
      • Ex: find prefixes meaning “slow,” “bladder”
    • http://ec.hku.hk/mt/
      • Ex: find suffixes meaning “pain,” “puncture”
    • http://msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/1135/med_term_activites/
    • Terminology workbooks
  • Resources: Abbreviations
    • Flashmed - http://www.flash-med.com/Abbreviation.asp
      • Example: find “IM”
    • Biomedical Abbreviation Server - http://abbreviation.stanford.edu/
      • Ex: find what “CABG,” “TRALI” stand for
    • Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medical_abbreviations and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_abbreviations_used_in_medical_prescriptions
      • Ex: find abbreviation meaning a drug should be administered 3x per day
  • Resources: Abbreviations, con’t
    • JCAHO “Do Not Use” Abbreviations - http://www.jointcommission.org/PatientSafety/DoNotUseList/
  • Resources: Eponyms
    • whonamedit.com
      • Example: Addison’s Disease
    • Wikipedia (pages for eponymous diseases, signs, and anatomical features)
    • Print reference works on eponyms
  • Resources: Word of the Day
    • Stedman’s: http://www.stedmans.com/section.cfm/9
    • Tabers: http:// www.tabers.com/tabersonline/ub ?
    • MedTerms: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp
  • Games & Quizzes
    • Quia: http://www.quia.com/shared/med/ ,
    • http://www.quia.com/shared/search?category=15176
    • FreeNurseTutor: http://www.freenursetutor.com/home/