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Need recommendations for medical terminology, somewhere between idiot's guide to expert lexicon, and not as obscure as Shrunk's Elements of Style please. Thanks!
 

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From my experience, choosing a textbook definitely depends upon what/how you want to learn. Assuming you are looking for a decent "self-learning" text, I would suggest:

Medical Terminology Simplified: A Programmed Learning Approach by Body Systems by Regina M. Masters and Barbara A. Gylys

and

Medical Terminology Specialties: A Medical Specialties Approach
by Regina M. Masters, Barbara A. Gylys and Donald Venes

As the titles suggest, the first one might be a bit "too simplified" depending upon your background, although it does contain all the basics you'd need (i.e. how to translate terms, create combinations, etc.) The latter, however, is definitely a great source for learning important terms in various specialties in a much higher level. Consult Amazon.com or other reviews for further info.

Good luck!
 

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Medical Terminology: A Student-centered Approach

Marie A. and Elmer W. Moisio

If you want basics