Essential Medical Terminology / Edition 4

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Essential Medical Terminology, Fourth Edition is updated with a new full-color design as well as new and revised terms and definitions. The Fourth Edition includes more than 200 full-color photos, illustrations, and tables to enhance key points and aid comprehension.

This best-selling introduction to medical terminology is based on the body-systems method and is flexible enough to be used in traditional or self-instructional course formats. Suited for students of all levels in the health professions, this accessible text provides the appropriate amount of detail needed to learn the basics of medical terminology. After learning the fundamentals of pronunciation, students can study the chapters in any order the instructor deems appropriate.

• New and revised terms
• Additional test questions
• Objectives added to selected chapters
• Updated bibliography in Appendix B
• Several new interactive learning tools

• Confusing Medical Terms
• Pharmacology and Medical Terminology
• Allied Health Professions
• New full-color pictures showing common clinical disorders and associated anatomy

Each new copy of Essential Medical Terminology, Fourth Edition includes an access code for the Navigate Companion Website including an Interactive Glossary with audio pronunciation. Please note some electronic formats do not include access to the companion website. Access to the companion website may be purchased separately.

Incl. color drawings detailing the major body systems/review on root words/exercises incl. spelling checks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781284038781
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 206,154
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
How to Use This Book
Ch. 1 Word Pronunciations 3
Ch. 2 Word Parts 4
Ch. 3 Bacteria, Color, and Some Medical Terms 23
Ch. 4 Body Openings, and Plural Endings 35
Ch. 5 Numbers, Positions, and Directions 41
Ch. 6 Medical and Health Professions 56
Ch. 7 Medical Abbreviations 77
Ch. 8 Diagnostic and Laboratory Abbreviations 86
Ch. 9 Review of Root Words 99
Ch. 10 Body Organs and Parts 117
Ch. 11 Integumentary System 125
Ch. 12 Gastrointestinal System 138
Ch. 13 Respiratory System 155
Ch. 14 Cardiovascular System 169
Ch. 15 Nervous System 189
Ch. 16 Genitourinary System 206
Ch. 17 Musculoskeletal System 224
Ch. 18 Eyes, Ears, and Teeth 243
Ch. 19 Endocrine System 260
Appendix A Answer Keys 271
Appendix B Bibliography 307
Appendix C Flash Cards 309
Index 331
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