• Medical Terminology

  • The Definitive Guide to Learn Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots, Acronyms and More about the Most Commonly Used Medical Terms
  • By: Dexter Lendsteiner
  • Narrated by: Robert Bose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This simple technique will make you master medical terminology in no time.

Why sneeze if you can sternutate instead?

Why have bowel sounds if you can have borborygmi?

Why have ice-cream headache if sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia sounds so much better?

Even if you’re not a medical student, you should still have a decent understanding of medical terminology. After all, sometimes you have to google some medical topics or understand what your doctor is telling you.

If you are a medical student, well, you won’t graduate without knowing that the main muscle responsible for moving your big toe is called flexor hallucis longus. Yes, this is important knowledge.

It’s time to put an end to the stereotype that medical terminology is learned by bluntly memorizing weird combinations of letters. There’s a system behind all of these terms.

Most medical terminology was developed in times when Latin was the international language of science, and quite a lot of terms come from Greek too. Fortunately, you don’t have to master the entirety of Greek and Latin vocabulary and grammar to understand medical terminology - in fact, most of those fancy words are created using a clear-cut set of rules (for example, if a word ends with -itis, it means some type of inflammation). And this audiobook will show you exactly how these rules work.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to pronounce Latin and Greek terms and build their plural forms
  • Proven tips and techniques to help you understand and learn medical terms
  • A comprehensive list of the suffixes, prefixes, and roots used to create medical terms
  • The meaning of all the abbreviations that patients find on their prescriptions
  • And much more!

This audiobook will greatly boost your confidence, no matter if you’re a patient or a medical professional. You’ll be able to understand advanced medical texts and communicate in a very clear and precise way.

Activate your extensor digitorum (the muscle that extends your fingers) and then get your audiobook now!

©2019 Dexter Landsteiner (P)2020 Dexter Landsteiner

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The audiobook was GREAT !!!

I loved this audiobook! Gives practical advice and knowledge beyond our time. I am doing the celery juice and detox smoothie with the herbs recommended and I’m on day 2 and feel so good already! Thank you medical medium!

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This is mostly copy-paste from online information.

Expect to hear unintelligible phrases like:
Sometimes in national medicine languages, there are differences in English medical terms. In German, both the English term RNA and the German term RNS are feminine, so that the article die. The term RnS justify this since the acronym S stands for Säure, the feminine gender noun in German. However, the letter A in the acronym Rna stands for acid, and the word Azid in German is neutral, hence using the article das. Thus, when referring to the noun RNA, it would be more appropriate to use the negative article das.

Another example: Such two trends, on the one hand, to create regional terminology for medical definitions and, on the other side, to use English words to be similar to the international medical world, produce several synonyms in the clinical vocabulary.

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This book is the worst book I've.

This waist time explaining the history of medical terminology. not memorization. I want my money back.

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I am taking an online course medical terminology.

I am taking an online course for medical terminology, that requires the electronic version of this audiobook, the book makes it much easier for me to review and do well.

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5 minutes in and I've been through the ringer

the grammar and word choice here is hard to get past. Example, small capital? do you mean lower case?

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:Needs a PDF accompaniment

This would be much more helpful to have a companion PDF to follow along with in some spots.

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I definitely would recommend it!

This audiobook is so helpful! I am a pre-medical student, so all this information is really useful to me! The way the info is laid out is really informational and easy to follow and understand. I definitely would recommend it!

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A really great medical terminology audiobook.

A really great medical terminology audiobook in my opinion. I’ve looked at a few others, but this one is the only one that I plan on using in the long term. Another great thing is that you have the chance to enter free giveaways, and luckily, I was one of the winners. I will definitely be using this book before I head to medical school!

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I found this book to be super helpful!

This is a great audiobook! As a pre-med student looking to start medical school soon, I found this book to be super helpful! I have recommended this to my friends in medical school already. I would definitely buy it again, as well as another audiobook from this company.

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This is a great audiobook, very easy to listen.

This is a great audiobook, very easy to listen to. The break down is amazing. Way better than what I’ve seen from other books, and being a Pre-PA student and working in the medical field it is very helpful. I highly recommend this audiobook to any student.

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  • Sharon Pelletier
  • 01-18-20

Excellent!!

I took a medical terminology course at the local community college and this audiobook was the text used. I used the audiobook as intended and can honestly say that I learned A LOT. The homework on the medical language lab website was also very helpful.

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  • Tommy Fiore
  • 01-18-20

Easy to listen and understand

I love this audiobook, already went through it twice. Not only is it teaching me so much medical terminology, but it’s doing so in a clear and organized way. I’m such a fan, I got my friend to buy it too. And she loves it!

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  • Morgan Dickinson
  • 01-18-20

Hopefully a better listening...

The listening is a little "long winded" but this does explain a lot about medical terms... Hopefully a better listening, could be more easy as concept feel like but didn't.

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  • Samantha Hunter
  • 01-18-20

Overall this is a true helpful guide.

Very informative listening on how to begin and understand medical terminology. Overall I found this easy, should be more in detailed and voice was sometimes cracked up, otherwise this is a true helpful guide to listen.

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  • Katie Pickering
  • 01-18-20

Easy to listen but should be a little more...

Easy to listen but should be a little more detailed. Some of the point comes with a short description which I found of practice learning similar things and I liked that!