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  • Terminology

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

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