medical terminolgy........

  1. Hello again, I was just wondering..... I took medical terminolgy 3 years ago and I got out my book to review...is it really helpful to go back over that or should I just wait until I'm in class? I seem to have forgotten it!
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  3. by   NurseDixie
    It helped me to go over the terminology before class started, it's a good thing I did, they didn't teach much of it, they assumed we knew, I guess. Good Luck.
  4. by   Hooligan
    Im taking Medical terminology this summer. I have absolutely no medical background and I figure it will help me out a bit. I bought my book tonight an flipped through it...I'm now glad I decided to take it! It looks like it will help tremendously with A&P too!


    ~Bean
  5. by   christinemj
    I'd definitely go over it. I took A&P when I was in college (way back when), and am retaking the A&P I&II series as a refresher while waiting to get into the clinical courses. I can't believe how much I had "forgotten" since I last took it!!

    Review it in your own time. You'll do better knowing the information going INTO your courses, rather than trying to catch up while IN the courses.

    Good Luck!!

    Christine
  6. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by twomunchkins_99
    hello again, i was just wondering..... i took medical terminolgy 3 years ago and i got out my book to review...is it really helpful to go back over that or should i just wait until i'm in class? i seem to have forgotten it!
    i'd look it over a little, it's not like you really have to cram the info in, you'll probably notice you still have a lot of the info floating around in your head. it will come in handy in a&p and nursing.....prefixes such as....brady, dys, hyper, hypo, olig.....root words such as.... cyst, derm, hemo, photo....suffixes such as.....algia, dynia, emia, itis, oma, penia....will show up in many words. so many times, especially in the beginning, it's nice to know that some word that ends in "itis" means "inflammation or infection" is helpful even when you are and don't know what the rest of the word means.

    good luck :spin:
  7. by   nursedawn67
    It can't hurt to refresh...good luck!

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