Building A Medical Vocabulary: With Spanish Translations / Edition 6

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This text provides the building blocks for effective communication in the health care environment. Using the programmed approach to learning, readers interact with the text by filling in blanks and then confirming their answers to discover new terminology. It's a comprehensive, yet unintimidating way to learn essential medical terms. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

• Programmed learning approach motivates students through immediate positive reinforcement and quickly identifies problems before a student gets confused
• Medical terminology organized by body systems complements anatomy & physiology and other foundation courses — this flexible organization permits teaching body systems in any order
• Conversational writing style makes reading and absorbing the material enjoyable
• Thorough explanations of terms help the reader understand and remember material
• Pharmacology in each chapter introduces the key drugs likely to be prescribed for disorders — and the pharmacology appendix adds even more information about drugs and their uses
• Numerous case studies provide readers the opportunity to apply their knowledge to clinical situations and medical reports
• Companion CD-ROM reinforces learning and further tests comprehension, retention, and the spelling of medical terms
• Variety of exercises and learning methods such as labeling, multiple-choice, and spelling questions encourage memorization and retention of medical language
• Exercises that reinforce common word parts by asking students to categorize terms as anatomic, diagnostic, pathologic, or therapeutic

• Spanish translations presented in special sections to introduce students to the common terms they might encounter in the clinical environment
• Updated design provides readers with more room for writing answers
• Function First sections have been added to familiarize students with why body systems are important
• More case studies have been added in the form of reports, case notes, and medical records the student will encounter in the clinical environment
• Caution Boxes alert students to important distinctions between similar terms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721604640
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/29/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Chapters
1. Tools for Building Medical Terms
2. Medicine and its Specialties
3. Building Surgical and Diagnostic Terms
4. Building Terms about Diseases and Disorders
5. Building Medical Terms with Prefixes
6. Organizations of the Body
7. Body Fluids and Immunity

Body Systems Chapters
8. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
9. Respiratory System
10. Digestive System
11. Urinary System
12. Reproductive System
13. Reproduction and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
14. Musculoskeletal System
15. Nervous System and Psychological Disorders
16. Integumentary System
17. Endocrine System

18. Review of all Chapters

Appendix I Chapter Pharmacology
Appendix II Medical Abbreviations
Appendix III English-Spanish Translation of Selected Terms
Appendix IV Spanish-English Translation of Selected Terms
Appendix V Conversion Tables
Appendix VI Answers to Review Questions
Appendix VII Word Parts and their Meanings


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