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the meaning of terms pertaining to medical science and biology

Glossary of Basic Genetic Terms for Health Literacy

What Is Genetics? Genetics is the science of understanding the relationship between heredity, diseases and physical traits.  Its focus is on genes, their pattern of transmission and their connection to traits and diseases. Inherited diseases are fairly prevalent.  Therefore, access to a glossary of genetic terms is an important tool for health literacy in this […]

General Common Medical Terminology and Pronunciation

The proper pronunciation and recognition of common medical terminology by patients improves communication in health care. The value of knowing common medical terminology Knowledge of many of the common medical terminology words can serve as a springboard of motivation to increase your knowledge of issues relating to your health and health care. As such it […]

Blood Chemistry and Fluid Medical Terminology

One aspect of blood chemistry often overlooked is the properties and chemical reactions of some of the more important components in blood fluid. Knowledge of them can increase the understanding of certain diseases and treatments. Medical Terminology Pronunciation Active transport – Is the movement of a chemical substance across a cell membrane against a concentration […]

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