Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hepatitis June Medical Terminology Word 2014


Hepat/ - liver

Hepat/ - Word Root

-itis - inflammation

-itis - Suffix

Hepatitis - inflammation of the liver

Viruses that primarily attack the liver are called hepatitis viruses. There are several types of hepatitis viruses including types ABC, D, E, and possibly G. Types A, B, and C are the most common.

Hepatitis viruses replicate (multiply) in the liver cells. Newly-produced viruses are released into the blood stream where they can be spread to other organs or to other persons exposed to the infected blood.
  1. The liver helps purify the blood by changing harmful chemicals into harmless ones. The source of these chemicals can be external, such as medications or alcohol, or internal, such as ammonia or bilirubin. Typically, these harmful chemicals are broken down into smaller chemicals or attached to other chemicals that then are eliminated from the body in the urine or stool.
  2. The liver produces many important substances, especially proteins that are necessary for good health. For example, it produces albumin, the protein building block of the body, as well as the proteins that cause blood to clot properly.
  3. The liver stores many sugars, fats and vitamins until they are needed elsewhere in the body.
  4. The liver builds smaller chemicals into larger, more complicated chemicals that are needed elsewhere in the body. An example of this type of function is the manufacture of cholesterol.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Free Virtual 7 Day Medical Terminology Classes in May only

7 Day Virtual Medical Terminology Class is starting May!!

Register today for free! We are only offering this free course in May! Everything is included! Turn your boring Resume into a Medical Resume!

Please see syllabus below to see if you are interested in taking the First Step in Starting yout Medical Career!

Email for the class link. Out of Country encouraged to apply! Limit is 10 students!

Introduction to Medical Terminology 7 Day Syllabus
Monday May 19, 2014 through Monday May 25, 2014

Day 1: Parts of a Medical Terminology Word
Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes, & Combining Vowels
Creating Medical Terms
Pronunciation of Medical Terms
Video & Group Discussion
Assignments & Case Study

Day 2: The Digestive & Integumentary Systems
Quiz 1 (Prefixes, CVs, Roots, & Suffixes)
The Digestive System
The Integumentary System
Videos & Group Discussion
Assignment & Case Study

Day 3: The Muscular & Skeletal Systems
Quiz 2 (The Digestive & Integumentary Systems)
The Muscular System
The Skeletal System
Videos & Group Discussion
Assignment & Case Study

Day 4: The Reproductive & Urinary Systems
Quiz 3 (Muscular & Skeletal Systems)
The Reproductive System
The Urinary System
Videos & Group Discussion
Assignment & Case Study

Day 5: The Nervous System
Quiz 4 (Reproductive & Urinary Systems)
The Nervous System
Videos & Group Discussion
Assignment & Case Study

Day 6: The Immune & Cardiovascular System
Quiz 5 (Nervous System)
The Immune System
The Cardiovascular System
Video & Group Discussion
Assignment & Case Study

Day 7: Special Senses & Diseases of the Body Systems
Quiz 6 (Immune & Cardiovascular Systems)
Special Senses
Video & Group Discussion
Assignment & Case Study
Class Requirements:
All Assignments are due the following day
Quizzes will be administered on a limited time
Class Participation is monitored and required
Final Test & Certificate awarded Monday May 28th, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

2014 May Medical Terminology Word Psychosomatic


Psych - Root

O - CV

- Somat/ - Root

- ic - Suffix

Psych/ - Mind

- Somat/ - Body

- ic - Pertaining to

Psychosomatic - Pertaining to the mind & body (A disease which involves the mind & body)

Fun Health Tip! 

High Blood Pressure is a form of a Psychosomatic Disorder. 

Remember: You do not need a Prefix to create a Medical  Terminology Word