Essentials of Medical Terminology / Edition 1

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Now in full color! This essentials-level learning resource is organized by body system, and is designed for short courses or self-study, self-paced learning. The earlier chapters include a basic analysis of medical terminology, common anatomical roots, prefixes, suffixes, and terms relevant to body organization. The later chapters are organized by body systems, which include basic anatomy and physiology, term analysis, pronunciations, abbreviations, and exercises.
New full color art enhances user understanding of basic anatomy and physiology terminology
Expanded appendices include word element to definition and definition to word element to help with comprehension and understanding of terms
Free Practice CD-ROM comes complete with word pronunciations along with review exercise activities, and games for effective review.

Essentials-level learning resource, analyzes medical terminology, provides memory keys, reviews & exercises, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314128119
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Juanita Davies, B.Sc., HRA is an award-winning instructor who has taught at the college level for over 30 years. She has taught anatomy and medical terminology in various disciplines including Laboratory Technology, Health Information Management, Medical Transcription, and Legal and Real-Time Reporting, In 2004, she received an award for excellence in teaching. Juanita has written extensively on the subject of medical terminology. Her early work includes A Programmed Learning Approach to Medical Terminology and a computerized testbank containing 15,000 questions that students have been using for over 20 years. Her first book with Delmar, Modern Medical Language, is a combination of anatomy, medical terminology, pathology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. Her second book, Essentials of Medical Terminology, combines anatomy with medical terminology. Her third, A Quick Reference to Medical Terminology, is a basic handbook on medical terminology. Other publications include: A bimonthly column titled 'Know Your Medical Terminology' in a newsletter written for Health Information Managers and An Overview of Coding Practices in Health Care

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Table of Contents

Learning Medical Terms; Roots of Each Body System; Suffixes; Prefixes; Body Organization; The Skin; The Skeletal System; The Muscular System; The Nervous System; The Eyes and Ears; The Digestive System; The Endocrine System; The Cardiovascular System; The Respiratory System; Blood, Immune, and Lymphatic Systems; The Urinary and Male Reproductive Systems; The Female Reproductive System and Obstetrics; Answers to Exercises; Word Element to Definition; Definition to Word Element
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