Medical Terminology: A Systems Approach / Edition 3

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This classic text, now completely updated and revised to reflect the state of the art in health care delivery, has successfully helped hundreds of thousands of students master medical word building with the body-systems approach.

The direction is clear...

  • 5 introductory chapters cover combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, and terminology pertaining to the body as a whole.
  • 11 body-system chapters help you develop an extensive medical vocabulary for each system
  • 8 comprehensive appendixes support and enhance the text
  • Full-color illustrations and design help you visualize body systems and master the terminology that describes them
  • Chapter outlines and objectives highlight key concepts
  • Numerous worksheets with answer keys in the rear of the book provide immediate feedback
  • Medical-record exercises relate content to real-life situations

Presents word roots, suffixes, prefixes, combining forms; textbook format w/chpt Q&As, worksheets & illust.

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A book/audio tape package guiding students through the medical terminology of each body system. Teaches how to combine forms, prefixes, and suffixes, and discusses the anatomy and physiology, pathology, special procedures, and pharmacology of body systems. Features pronunciation guides, color diagrams, anatomical drawings, worksheets, and several indexes. This third edition includes case studies and perforated flashcards. Wire spiral-bound. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803644984
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 429
  • Product dimensions: 9.05 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1. Basic Elements of a Medical Word / 2. Suffixes: Surgical, Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related / 3. Suffixes: Adjective, Noun, Diminutive, Singular, Plural / 4. Prefixes / 5. Body Structure / 6. Integumentary System / 7. Gastrointestinal System / 8. Respiratory System / 9. Cardiovascular System / 10. Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems / 11. Musculoskeletal System / 12. Genitourinary System / 13. Female Reproductive System / 14. Endocrine System / 15. Nervous System / 16. Special Senses Appendices: Answer Key / Common Medical Abbreviations / Index of Genetic Diseases / Index of Medical Word Elements / Index of Diagnostic Imaging Procedures / Index of Pharmacology / Index of Oncological Terms / General Index
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