By Andrew Hutton BSc MSc
An information of clinical terminology is vital for lots of future health care professions. This appealing a simple to exploit self-teaching textual content offers an easy, interactive, accomplished advisor to the language of drugs. Following a quick creation to the fundamental elements of clinical phrases, every one unit bargains with a unique physique approach and follows a regular plan: note workout; An anatomy workout; A notice money; and A self review. by means of breaking phrases into their part elements and employing wisdom via workouts and examples from sufferer care, the reader studying how phrases are shaped and turns into accustomed to the typical roots, and suffixes of medial phrases in addition to how they are going to be encountered in perform. additionally, the textual content offers a complete glossary/index, which cross-references the textual content, in addition to a listing of universal abbreviations.
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Combining forms Bronch/i/o WORD EXERCISE 6 Using your Exercise Guide, build words that mean: (a) discharge/excessive flow of mucus from bronchi (b) an X-ray of the bronchus The smallest bronchioles end in microscopic air sacs known as alveoli (from Latin alveus, meaning hollow cavity). Alveoli form a large surface area of the lungs across which the gases oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged and therefore play an essential role in maintaining life. g. alveolitis. At the alveolar surface oxygen diffuses into the blood from the cavities of the alveoli, carbon dioxide diffuses in the opposite direction and is lost from the body in expired air.
Using your Exercise Guide, find the meaning of: (c) a/pnoea (Am. a/pnea) Pneum (From a Greek word pneumatos, meaning breath, air, gas and lung. ) (d) dys/pnoea (Am. dys/pnea) Pneum/a/o, Pneumat/o (e) hyper/pnoea (Am. hyper/pnea) At this point we need to introduce the word pneumothorax. The components of this word refer to air and thorax (chest) but the meaning of the word is not obvious. e. the space between the wall of the thorax and the lungs. (f) hypo/pnoea (Am. hypo/pnea) (g) tachy/pnoea (Am.
Initial examination revealed tender, smooth hepatic enlargement and the presence of ascites. His jugular venous pulse was raised and pitting oedema (Am. edema) was present in his ankles. Auscultation revealed a left ventricular third sound with tachycardia (a gallop rhythm) and crepitations were heard at the lung bases. Mr D was connected to a 12 lead electrocardiograph to monitor his heart rate and rhythm. A posteroanterior chest X-ray revealed cardiomegaly and pulmonary oedema and he was diagnosed as having acute biventricular heart failure.