Building a Medical Vocabulary / Edition 4

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This book provides an introduction to medical terminology. It is organized by body systems and begins with an orientation, using terms users may already be familiar with, then builds upon those terms to the more complex terminology. Each chapter presents concepts and illustrations reinforced by exercises, and ends with comprehensive review exercises. Programmed Learning sections are included, which help the reader actively participate in learning through immediate reinforcement and comprehension.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer:LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Univ of Illinois at Chicago School of Biomed & Health Info Mgmt)
Description:The author of this book uses a logical, step-by-step approach to teach medical terminology. However, the organization allows individual instructors to organize the sequence of the body systems chapters to their own liking. A CD-ROM is included for additional learning experiences, and an instructor's guide is available from the publisher. This book was first published in 1983 and has been updated about every 4 to 5 years since then.
Purpose:The purpose is to teach medical terminology. In addition, the book serves to introduce anatomy and physiology concepts.
Audience:The audience includes anyone interested in learning medial terminology. The book can he used in classrooms with teachers leading the discussion or could be used independently by individuals who have some knowledge of medial terminology but want to strengthen their skills through an organized study guide. The author is a recognized medical terminology author.
Features:The first four chapters provide the foundation for learning medical terminology. Nine chapters address individual body systems. There is one chapter for a comprehensive review. The front cover contains a useful discussion on the pronunciation of medical terms and how to use the pronunciation guide in the book. Pronunciation is often an area of difficulty for individuals beginning to use medical terms. Two good introductions are included in the front of the book -- one for students and one for instructors so the readers can use the book to their advantage. The enclosed CD-ROM is not emphasized in the preface and possibly could be overlooked or underutilized.
Assessment:This book has many nice features that together make it a first-rate medical terminology manual. There are four chapters that lay the foundation for medical terminology, flexibility in the use of the nine body systems' chapters, end-of-chapter reviews with a variety of question formats, Spanish translations of many terms, pharmacological terms and abbreviations at the end of most chapters, many colorful illustrations, and several appendixes, including a glossary. The author provides a book that will promote active participation and interaction between teachers and students. If you teach medical terminology, consider this book for your next semester.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721696423
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 545
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 11.03 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Programmed Learning and the Structure of Medical Terms 1
Ch. 2 Fields of Medicine 9
Ch. 3 Body Structure 37
Ch. 4 The Blood and Other Body Fluids 69
Ch. 5 The Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems 103
Ch. 6 The Respiratory System 147
Ch. 7 The Digestive System 183
Ch. 8 The Urinary System 227
Ch. 9 The Reproductive System 259
Ch. 10 The Muscular and Skeletal Systems 303
Ch. 11 The Nervous System and Psychological Disorders 349
Ch. 12 The Integumentary System 387
Ch. 13 The Endocrine System 419
Ch. 14 Basic Terminology: Review of Chapters 1-13 445
App. I Plurals of Medical Terms 471
App. II Pharmacological Terms, Drugs, and Use 472
App. III Table of Elements 479
App. IV Greek Alphabet (Upright and Sloping Types) 480
App. V Conversion Tables 481
App. VI Medical Abbreviations 482
App. VII Solutions to Review Exercises 484
App. VIII Spanish Translation of Selected Terms 498
App. IX English Translation of Selected Spanish Terms 501
Bibliography 503
Word Parts 504
Index/Glossary 511
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