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Learn to: Deconstruct and identify prefix, root, and suffix origins Understand word foundations and origins Communicate like a healthcare professional Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? No worries! This friendly guide shows you how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar, tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix, root, and suffix. Loaded with helpful tips, it breaks down the words you'll encounter in your medical terminology course and helps you master definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all medical fields. Say what? -- discover how easy it is to approach medical terminology by way of linguistics to break down words and quickly make sense of their meaning The anatomy of things -- bone up your understanding of terminology in the skeletal system, get ripped with the muscular system, and deepen your understanding of the skin and sensory systems Let's get physiological -- find tips on grasping the puzzling terms associated with cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and nervous systems When you gotta go -- take advantage of easy-to-understand guidance on the stumping terms you may encounter in the urinary and male/female reproductive systems Open the book and find: Everything you need to scrub into medical terminology The big three that make medical terminology a breeze: prefixes, roots, and suffixes Easy-to-remember tips for mastering every part of the body Essential medical terminology resources to keep on your tool belt Mnemonic devices you don't want to be without Useful study references worth checking out