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Medical TerminologyKimberly Smith
University of Phoenix
HCS/ 120
Medical Terminology makes it easier for health care professionals to communicate with each other. It is a language of its own, and used by many professionals, using this language can deter what physicians and other professionals discuss. This can reduce emotions of patients and family members. Understanding words and meanings play a vital role in knowing where organs are location and their function. Lack of medical terminology could be a disaster in the medical field. Some of the words look similar. Punctuation and spelling are also essential. If a word happens to be misspelled there could be legal trouble for the person reading or providing care for the patient. Receiving the wrong information can lead to services rendered, not needed or even the wrong care being provided. Potentially causing legal issues for the mix-up. To avoid misunderstandings and communication errors in medical terminology. It is imperative to learn the language. Learing the language will be beneficial to you throughout your health care career.Medical Terminology (Last Name, Year)
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