Medspeak Brochures Available at MLA Web Site
To access the "Medspeak" brochures go to the MLA web site. The address for the MLA web site is www.mlanet.org
When you get on the MLA web site, click on the 4th item listed on the MLA home page titled "Disease-specific Medspeak Brochures." This will take you to a page titled "MLA's Deciphering Medspeak Brochures." There you will see "Medspeak Terms." Click on it to see the list of medical terms defined.
In addition to the general list of "Medspeak Terms," on the same page (titled "MLA's Deciphering Medspeak Brochures") are listed three "Deciphering Medspeak" brochures covering the topics of breast cancer, diabeties, and heart disease. Finally, a short list of selected medical abbreviations may be accesssed off the page from the button "Rx Riddles Solved!"
An alternative source for learning the language and abbreviations of health professions is my Glossary of Recreation Therapy and Occupational Therapy published in 2001 by Venture Publishing. The Glossary sells for $14.95 and may be obtained through Venture Publishing at http://www.venturepublish.com