Using Medical Terminology 1
It is very helpful to use the new words you are learning in the context they will be used. It helps you relate the terms to their meaning. The technique allows you to build upon what you already know. Each week you will practice using the new words. Add as much as you can to your discussion posts so you can obtain feedback from faculty and peers on whether you have it correctly.
6 yo male presented with likely gastroenteritis. C/o nausea without emesis, diarrhea, flatulence, and eructating. Denies rebound tenderness, r/o appendicitis. No pyrexia, but anorexia for two days.Definitions:Gastroenteritis:Nausea:Emesis:Diarrhea:Flatulence:Eructating:Appendicitis:Pyrexia:Use medical terms in a short paragraph of your creation. Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Choose three medical terms from chapter 2-cardiology, anesthetize comatose
- Each paragraph should be long enough to ensure the term is used with as many other medical terms as possible (see exemplar)
- Each term should pertain to anatomy and physiology
- Underline each term and place definitions for each at the end of the initial discussion post (see exemplar)
Discussion #2 is the opposite of Discussion #1
You will need to turn a layperson’s paragraph into a medical professional paragraph. Learning is increased when students practice going in both directions; formal to informal, and informal to formal. The primary focus is the Pathophysiology in this discussion. Anatomy and Physiology show us how the body is supposed to work. Pathophysiology is the study of something that has gone wrong (accident, injury, disease, congenital).
Casual: I fell off my motorcycle and broke my arm. It hurt something terrible and the bones were sticking right through my arm. The medic said it was cutting off my blood flow and my fingers were numb and purply. I was really worried the doctors would have to cut them right off. But when I got to the hospital, I saw a special bone doctor and he fixed me right up.Formal: The patient sustained an open compound fracture of the radius. He was complaining of severe 10/10 pain. Circulation distal to the injury was decreased. Fingers were pale with paresthesia. The patient asked if his fingers would have to be amputated. The patient was referred to an orthopedic specialist.Produce a casual and formal paragraph describing the terminology for a pathology.Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- The response should be long enough to ensure the chosen terms are used
- The terms should be from the assigned chapter and pertain to pathophysiology
- Underline the terms and supporting terms, and place definitions for each at the end of the initial discussion post