Any good websites for medical terminology?

  1. I'd like to brush up on my medical terminology before I start nursing school this fall (the last class I took on this was 8+ years ago). Any useful websites that you're aware of? Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   RedSox33RN
    I just completed an online Medical Terminology course through my school. I got CD's with my books, and flash cards, which helped a LOT. I don't have any website, but maybe a Google search will bring some up.

    I found it amazing that none of the nursing programs I looked into required Med. Term. All of the "older" nurses who got their degrees 15+ years ago that I know had to take it, but now the only ones taking it are those going into Medical Transcription or Coding/Billing. I found it to be interesting, and helpful in my Human Bio class.

    Good luck with your search!
  4. by   EMTtoRN
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I just completed an online Medical Terminology course through my school. I got CD's with my books, and flash cards, which helped a LOT. I don't have any website, but maybe a Google search will bring some up.

    I found it amazing that none of the nursing programs I looked into required Med. Term. All of the "older" nurses who got their degrees 15+ years ago that I know had to take it, but now the only ones taking it are those going into Medical Transcription or Coding/Billing. I found it to be interesting, and helpful in my Human Bio class.

    Good luck with your search!
    I agree!! I am stunned that we dont have to take it either!! I know the vet tech people at my school have to ?? I think I will take it next semster before starting nursing school anyways,,I mean it cant hurt right?
  5. by   Chevelle
    Quote from EMTtoRN
    I agree!! I am stunned that we dont have to take it either!! I know the vet tech people at my school have to ?? I think I will take it next semster before starting nursing school anyways,,I mean it cant hurt right?
    You're not the only one. We are not required either & only the med. office majors have to. I am taking it this fall because I want a heads up! Nursing courses are going to be tough enough. I am also taking a dosage calculations.
  6. by   mitchsmom
    Taber's has a section of prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations. Quia might have some med terminology flash cards.
    We didn't have to take it either. I wouldn't have wanted to take another class but I'm sure it would be helpful
  7. by   suzanne4
    Their is a wonderful book by Chabner called the Language of Medicine. I actually use it as one of the textbooks in my program. It is available through Amazon...........................It is over 900 pages long and has a workbook style build right in. I t helps quite a bit.

    Good luck......................
  8. by   Kyriaka
    I dont know so far as a website, but there is a major course missing in today's schools. Latin. I was fortunate to have 2 years in high school and it has helped a great deal.

    My suggestion would be to get a Latin dictionary. If you learn the prefixes and suffixes of words it will lighten your load.
  9. by   lehua
    ec.hdu.hk/mt/ & dmu.edu/medterms/

    were the two sites i received when i posted the same thread. ultimately the textbook required for our class was most useful.
  10. by   coastiegal
  11. by   suzanne4
    Again, the best way to learn the vocabulary is to learn it and not just try to memorize it. If you do it right the first time, it will be with you forever, and will make your life much easier. Telling you this from experience as well as teaching a group of foreign nurses....................
    If you have the time, get the book that I posted above, and I promise that it will help. It will also be a good help for your anatomy class.....just take a look.

  12. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from suzanne4
    Their is a wonderful book by Chabner called the Language of Medicine. I actually use it as one of the textbooks in my program. It is available through Amazon...........................It is over 900 pages long and has a workbook style build right in. I t helps quite a bit.

    Good luck......................
    That's the workbook/study guide we used for our online course also! It is a great book. It actually helped me quite a bit with my Human Bio course, because there is a lot of A&P in it also.
  13. by   Brownms46
    Here is a great website, with not only lots of Med Terms, but lots more;

    http://www.gen.umn.edu/faculty_staff...35/webanatomy/

    There are self correcting tests also...on several areas.
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    That's the workbook/study guide we used for our online course also! It is a great book. It actually helped me quite a bit with my Human Bio course, because there is a lot of A&P in it also.
    Glad to hear that it was so helpful for you. Thanks for the thumbs up on it.

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