An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology / Edition 3

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An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology is an excellent resource for the practicing animal health care professional. Organized by body system and species-specific chapters, this comprehensive guide is perfect for learning or reviewing common veterinary terms used in the field. Numerous line drawings and photographs reinforce understanding of the sometimes difficult terminology through visual learning. A workbook format encourages learning through interactive activities and exercises. Appendices provide quick access to frequently used prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Textbook format w/terms, abbreviations, review questions & exercises; anatomy, physiology, equipment, diseases, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

A guide to learning the pronunciation and definition of medical terminology used in veterinary practice. The entries have been grouped together conceptually to aid in the learning process. The material is organized into such categories as basic anatomy, specific anatomical systems, and species-specific chapters. Review exercises are provided at the end of each chapter and a number of useful illustrations are included. The CD-ROM contains a computerized version of the old study tool known as flashcards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435420120
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/22/2008
  • Series: Veterinary Technology Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 838,642
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Romich, a longtime veterinarian, teaches a variety of science-based courses at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., where she was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2004 for use of technology in the classroom, advisory and professional activities, publication list, and fundraising efforts. She is also an IACUC member for a hospital research facility and received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2007 for her contributions to the education of veterinary technician students and in promoting the use of veterinary technicians in the workplace. Dr. Romich is also the author of FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 2e and UNDERSTANDING ZOONOTIC DISEASES as well as a co-author on DELMAR'S VETERINARY TECHNICIAN DICTIONARY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She remains active in veterinary practice through her relief practice, where she works in both small- and mixed-animal practices.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Ready, Set, Go 1
Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
Anatomy of a Medical Term 1
Analyzing Medical Terms 4
What Did You Say? 4
Does Spelling Count 5
Review Exercises 6
2 Where, Why, and What? 9
In Position 9
The Plane Truth 9
Studying 11
You Have Said a Mouthful 11
The Hole Truth 12
Lying Around 12
Moving Right Along 13
Setting Our Cytes Ahead 14
Grouping Things Together 14
1, 2, 3, Go 18
Review Exercises 19
3 Meat and Bones 25
Functions of the Skeletal System 25
Structures of the Skeletal System 25
Boning Up 28
Structural Support 34
Functions of the Muscular System 38
Structures of the Muscular System 38
Show Some Muscle 40
What's In a Name? 40
Review Exercises 43
4 Head to Toe (and All Parts in Between) 49
Two Words; Same Meaning 49
Common Anatomic Terms for Equine Species 49
Common Anatomic Terms for Cattle 51
Common Anatomic Terms for Goats 52
Common Anatomic Terms for Sheep 53
Common Anatomic Terms for Swine 54
Common Anatomic Terms for Dogs and Cats 55
Review Exercises 57
5 What Is in a Name? 61
What Is Your Name? 61
canine = dogs 61
feline = cats 61
lagomorph = rabbits 61
ferrets 61
psittacine = parrots 62
murine = mice and rats 62
turkey (one kind of poultry) 62
chickens (one kind of poultry) 62
anserine = geese 62
anserine = ducks 62
porcine = pigs = swine 62
equine = includes horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules 62
donkey = ass = burro 62
ovine = sheep 63
caprine = goats 63
camelid = llamas 63
cavy = guinea pigs 63
bovine = cattle 63
Review Exercises 64
6 Gut Instincts 67
Functions of the Digestive System 67
Structures of the Digestive System 67
Review Exercises
7 Null and Void 87
Functions of the Urinary Flow 87
Go with the Flow 87
It Is Clear as Day--Maybe 90
Review Exercises 96
8 Have a Heart 101
Functions of the Cardiovascular System 101
Structures of Cardiovascular System 101
Review Exercises 111
9 A Breath of Fresh Air 117
Functions of the Respiratory System 117
Structures of Respiratory System 117
A Breath of Fresh Air 121
Review Exercises 127
10 Skin Deep 133
Functions of the Integumentary System 133
Structures of Integumentary System 133
Review Exercises 144
11 The Great Communicator 147
Functions of the Endocrine System 147
Structures of Endocrine System 147
Review Exercises 155
12 1 + 1 = 3 (or More) 159
The Reproductive System 159
Function of the Male Reproductive System 159
Structures of Male Reproductive System 133
Functions of the Female Reproductive System 162
Structures of Female Reproductive System 162
Putting the Parts Together 166
Review Exercises 171
13 Nerves of Steel 177
Functions of the Nervous System 177
Structures of the Nervous System 177
Central Nervous System 179
Peripheral Nervous System 183
Review Exercises 189
14 Seeing and Hearing 193
Functions of the Eye 193
Structures of the Eye 193
Action 196
Functions of the Ear 200
Structures of the Ear 200
Mechanism of Hearing 202
Mechanism of Equilibrium 202
Review Exercises 204
15 Feed and Protect Me 207
Hematologic System 207
The Immune System 210
How Does the Immune System Work? 212
Oncology 214
Review Exercises 217
16 Testing Testing 219
Basic Physical Examination 219
Laboratory Terminology 220
Basic Medical Terms 221
Pathogenic Organisms 221
Types of Diseases 222
Disease Terminology 224
Endoscopy 225
Centesis 226
Imaging Techniques 226
Review Exercises 229
17 Drugs, Disease, and Dissection 231
Pharmacologic Terms 231
Surgical Terminology 234
Review Exercises 239
18 Dogs and Cats 241
Dogs and Cats 241
Anatomy and Physiology Terms 241
Breed-Related Terminology 242
Descriptive Terminology 243
Vaccinations of Dogs and Cats 244
Review Exercises 245
19 Horses, etc. 249
Horses, Donkeys, Mules, and Ponies 249
Mode of Movement 249
Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease Terms 251
Markings 253
Equipment 253
Management Terms 254
Types of Horses 257
Terms for Unsoundness in Horses 258
Equine Vaccinations 259
Review Exercises 261
20 Make Room for the Ruminants 263
Ruminants 263
Cattle 263
Industry Terms 263
Milk-Related Terms 267
Feed Me 268
Sheep 268
Goats 269
Llamas 270
Vaccinations of Ruminants 270
Review Exercises 271
21 Hog Heaven 273
Pigs 273
Equipment and Industry Terms 273
Swine Management Terminology 274
Swine Vaccinations 276
Review Exercises 277
22 Birds of a Feather 279
Birds 279
Anatomy and Physiology Terminology 279
Poultry Terms 283
Pet Bird Terminology 284
Review Exercises 286
23 All the Rest 287
Laboratory Animals and Pocket Pets 287
Rodents 287
Ferrets 293
Rabbits 294
Reptiles 295
Review Exercises 297
Appendix A Abbreviations 301
Appendix B Plural Forms of Medical Terms 307
Index 309
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