This pocket-sized companion includes the tools needed to quickly analyze medical terms, accurately form medical plurals, understand clinical tests and diagnostic procedures, interpret medical laboratory tests, identify common prescription drugs and their uses, translate medical word parts to English, and translate from English to medical word parts. A quick reference, full-color anatomy orientation is included, as well as other helpful resources such as information on prescription drugs, diagnostic tests, abbreviations, and more. Provides portable, convenient access to key medical language information. Easy-to-use format helps readers quickly decipher complicated medical terms through recognizing and finding the meanings of individual word parts. Information on medical abbreviations, symbols, acronyms and professional designations is ideal for any fast-paced setting. A visual orientation and review of the body systems is presented through vibrant, full-color illustrations. An online mini-reference with websites and key web resources keeps information up-to-date and accessible. Surgical terminology easy-reference tables provide quick access to key surgical terms. A new section covering Classes of Drugs presents the major classes of drugs with examples in each class. Common medical terminology mistakes (i.e. ureter vs. urethra, or para vs. peri) alert users to potential errors. Expanded definitions of commonly used diagnostic tests and procedures help users understand the clinical context for words and phrases.Chabner, Bruce A. is the author of 'Medical Language Instant Translator', published 2004 under ISBN 9780721603667 and ISBN 0721603661.