Do you sometimes wonder if you have spelled terms like hemorrhage, diarrhea, or herniorrhaphy correctly? Realizing they all have -rrh in the suffix can be helpful. Challenge your knowledge of the female reproductive system terms that contain -rrh in the suffix. Solve this crossword puzzle and see how you do!
Homonyms – terms that sound alike but have a different meaning, for example, two, too, and to, or in medical language, ileum and ilium. They can be confusing. Misuse may cause harm and at the very least be embarrassing. Take care in their use. Check out the post for guidelines.
Solve this cartoon word scramble. It is a quick and fun way to review a body sound which can sometimes be an important component in identifying a medical condition. At the bottom of the post, you may click the link provided to actually hear it.
Whether a healthcare employee or patient, medical abbreviations are probably a part of your vocabulary. Challenge your knowledge of 10 common medical abbreviations by taking this quick quiz.
How often have you seen students overwhelmed by the number of word parts they need to memorize in a short period of time?
Read this article on how you can help them effectively use the ‘old fashioned’ paper flashcard method to learn word parts and save time doing it.
Acronyms are commonly used in medical and everyday language. More often than not, we use an acronym without really knowing its genesis; where it comes from or how it is formed. So, what is an acronym? Is it the same as an abbreviation? Read the post to find the answers and solve the crossword.
In 2002, an estimated 1.7 million of nosocomial infections occurred in the United States resulting in 99,000 deaths. What are they? Maybe you have had one! What terms might you use instead? Read the article to find out.