Free online tutorial on medical words related to your health care

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  1. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    [THE WEBSITE IS A SAFE SITE]

    A free, online tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
    that teaches you about many of the words related
    to your health care

    Do you have trouble understanding some of the words that your doctor or other health-care provider uses? Now you can learn about them with a free, colorful, and easy-to-use set of lessons on the Internet. There are quizzes to help you mark your progress, with topics like these:

    * Word Roots: The "root" of a medical word is often a body part, like "derm" (skin) in dermatitis.
    * Beginnings and Endings: hyper- (above normal); hypo- (below normal)
    * Abbreviations: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), a test that uses images of your body
    * Medical Dictionary: A direct link to the MedlinePlus.gov medical dictionary

    Go to nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords/