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DYNAMIC TOOLS FOR A LIVING LANGUAGE!

Medical Terminology is vital to our careers, our health, and our lives. This text demonstrates how medical terminology is a dynamic and relevant contributor to the world around us.

CAREER APPLICATIONS

  • Professional Profile boxes begin each chapter and highlight health care career options.
  • NEW Professional journal exercises concluding each chapter challenge students to write sentences from the perspective of different health professionals.
  • Med Term Tips in every chapter pique student interest by presenting quick, useful facts they can use in their careers.
ACCURACY AND CONSISTENCY
  • Eye-catching, accurate photographs and illustrations bring body systems and diseases to life underscoring that medical terminology is a living, dynamic language.
  • Pathology sections are integrated to bring a greater context for the terminology.
  • Word Building tables emphasize building words rather than rote memorization.
MULTIMEDIA
  • CD-ROM (packaged free with every text) contains over a dozen types of learning activities for each chapter including a flashcard generator, an audio pronunciation glossary, videos, animations, interactive exercises, and games that quiz students on spelling, word-building concepts, and anatomy.
  • Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/fremgen). A text-specific, interactive online workbook that features a variety of quizzes along with an automatic scoring and feedback function. An audio pronunciation glossary and case studies are also included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131849105
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/22/2004
  • Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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To the Student

Welcome to the fascinating study of medical language—a vital part of your preparation for a career as a health professional. Throughout your career, in a variety of settings, you will use your understanding of medical terminology to communicate with other health professionals and patients. Employing a carefully constructed learning system, Medical Terminology: A Living Language is designed to guide you toward gaining a successful grasp of medical language, while giving you a real-world glimpse of its application within many different health care professions.

The book will introduce you to the basic rules for using word parts to form medical terms. The use of phonetic pronunciation throughout the book will help you to easily say a word by spelling out the word part according to the way it sounds. You will find this integrated approach will help you learn by applying medical terminology to anatomy and physiology content by body system. Throughout the text there are many features and real-life photographs and illustrations to enhance your comprehension of the material. A variety of end-of-chapter exercises allow you to review and master the content as you go along. An interactive CDROM and online study guide come free with the text and provide additional reinforcement of what you have learned in each chapter. The CD-ROM also includes the pronunciation of each bold term found in the text. Chapter Organization

Each chapter begins with a Professional Profile feature that gives you a brief glimpse into the training and duties of a specific health career. Every chapter also begins with learning objectives that present thechapter goals and an outline to give you a quick overview of the chapter's contents. Introductory Chapters

Chapter 1 contains information necessary for an understanding of how medical terms are formed. This includes learning about word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes, and general rules for building medical terms. You will also learn about terminology for medical records and the different health care settings. In Chapter 2, you will learn about terminology relating to the body structure, including organs and body systems. Here you will first encounter a feature found in each remaining chapter, Word Building tables, which list medical terms and their respective word parts. Throughout each chapter are also Med Term Tips, which are intended to stimulate your interest by describing quick facts about medical terms. Anatomy and physiology Chapters

Chapters 3 through 13 are organized by body system. Each chapter begins with an overview of the organs in the system and is followed by lists of combining forms, prefixes, and/or suffixes with their meanings. The anatomy and physiology section is divided into the various components of the system, and each subsection begins with a list of key medical terms. Key terms are boldfaced and accompanied by a pronounciation guide the first time they appear in the narrative. A Word Building table and medical terms with pronunciations follow each anatomy and physiology section. For ease of learning, the medical terms are divided into four separate sections: vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures. The new terms presented in the chapter are completed in a pharmacology and abbreviations section. The chapter review section includes a wide variety of exercises that both test your understanding and challenge you to apply the terms you have learned. Special Topics Chapter

Chapter 14 contains timely information and appropriate medical terms relevant to the following medical specialties: pharmacology, mental health, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, surgery, and oncology. Knowledge of these topics is necessary for the well-rounded health care worker. Appendices

The appendices contain helpful reference lists of word parts and definitions. This information is intended for quick access. There are four main topics in the appendix: Abbreviations; Combining Forms; Prefixes; and Suffixes. The Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Appendices present terms going from English to medical terms and then from medical terms to English. Finally, all of the key terms appear again in the glossary at the end of the text. To the Instructor

The third edition of Medical Terminology: A Living Language uses an integrated approach for teaching medical terminology to the health care student. It assists students in mastering terminology and incorporating this knowledge through an understanding of anatomy and physiology. In this way, beginning students learn the purpose and use of the medical terms to which they are being introduced. Features of the New Edition

This edition contains many new features that facilitate student mastery, while maintaining the best features of the second edition. Each chapter is arranged in a similar format and the content has been reorganized with an emphasis on maintaining consistency and accuracy. All terms have been reevaluated to ensure they remain in current use and terms that reflect new technologies and procedures have been added.

  • Professional Profile boxes highlight different career options to help students become more familiar with the health care field, and the Professional Journal exercise at the end of each chapter challenges students to write sentences from the perspective of that professional.
  • Word Building tables within each chapter put much needed emphasis on building words rather than rote memorization.
  • Learning objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter and outline the chapter's goals for students.
  • Med Term Tips help pique student interest by presenting quick facts about medical terminology.
  • Chapter 14, the special topics chapter, covers medical terminology that is specific to a variety of health care fields, including pharmacology, mental health, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, surgery, and oncology
  • Full-color, realistic photographs and illustrations of body systems, organs, and pathological conditions bring medical terminology to life and make learning more fun and effective.
  • The Pronunciation Practice feature that appears at the end of each chapter also serves as a quick reference summary of the chapter key terms.
  • Abbreviations used in the medical field are integrated in each chapter and are also listed for handy reference in an appendix. Pronunciations are based on Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 29th edition.
End-of-Chapter Activities

The end-of-chapter activities have been significantly expanded in this edition and answers at the end of the text provide immediate feedback. Activities include:

Pronunciation Practice
This feature includes an alphabetical listing of each term from the chapter with its see-and-say pronunciation. Students are encouraged to listen to the audio pronunciation of each term on the accompanying CD-ROM and check off each term as they master how to say it correctly.

Case Studies
Students see practical application of medical terminology for each body system by reading a realistic case scenario and responding to critical thinking questions about it.

Chart Note Transcription
Students read a patient scenario and then replace the phrases used to describe maladies, procedures, tests, and conditions with the accurate medical terms.

Practice Exercises
These include a variety of questions that allow students to test their knowledge of chapter material.

Professional Journal
This new feature, linked to the Professional Profile content at the beginning of each chapter, serves as a capstone exercise, challenging students to use specified vocabulary words from the point of view of different health care professionals in a writing exercise.

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Table of Contents

Preface xviii
Reviewers xxii
About the Authors xxiii
Chapter 1 Introduction to Medical Terminology 2
Chapter 2 Body Structure 22
Chapter 3 Integumentary System 50
Chapter 4 Musculoskeletal System 82
Chapter 5 Cardiovascular System 128
Chapter 6 Blood and the Lymphatic and Immune System 164
Chapter 7 Respiratory System 198
Chapter 8 Digestive System 232
Chapter 9 Urinary System 268
Chapter 10 Reproductive System 294
Chapter 11 Endocrine System 334
Chapter 12 Nervous System 364
Chapter 13 Special Senses: The Eye and the Ear 396
Chapter 14 Special Topics 432
Appendix 484
Chapter Review Answers 499
Text Glossary 507
Index 561
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Preface

To the Student

Welcome to the fascinating study of medical language—a vital part of your preparation for a career as a health professional. Throughout your career, in a variety of settings, you will use your understanding of medical terminology to communicate with other health professionals and patients. Employing a carefully constructed learning system, Medical Terminology: A Living Language is designed to guide you toward gaining a successful grasp of medical language, while giving you a real-world glimpse of its application within many different health care professions.

The book will introduce you to the basic rules for using word parts to form medical terms. The use of phonetic pronunciation throughout the book will help you to easily say a word by spelling out the word part according to the way it sounds. You will find this integrated approach will help you learn by applying medical terminology to anatomy and physiology content by body system. Throughout the text there are many features and real-life photographs and illustrations to enhance your comprehension of the material. A variety of end-of-chapter exercises allow you to review and master the content as you go along. An interactive CDROM and online study guide come free with the text and provide additional reinforcement of what you have learned in each chapter. The CD-ROM also includes the pronunciation of each bold term found in the text.

Chapter Organization

Each chapter begins with a Professional Profile feature that gives you a brief glimpse into the training and duties of a specific health career. Every chapter also begins with learning objectives that present the chapter goals and an outline to give you a quick overview of the chapter's contents.

Introductory Chapters

Chapter 1 contains information necessary for an understanding of how medical terms are formed. This includes learning about word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes, and general rules for building medical terms. You will also learn about terminology for medical records and the different health care settings. In Chapter 2, you will learn about terminology relating to the body structure, including organs and body systems. Here you will first encounter a feature found in each remaining chapter, Word Building tables, which list medical terms and their respective word parts. Throughout each chapter are also Med Term Tips, which are intended to stimulate your interest by describing quick facts about medical terms.

Anatomy and physiology Chapters

Chapters 3 through 13 are organized by body system. Each chapter begins with an overview of the organs in the system and is followed by lists of combining forms, prefixes, and/or suffixes with their meanings. The anatomy and physiology section is divided into the various components of the system, and each subsection begins with a list of key medical terms. Key terms are boldfaced and accompanied by a pronounciation guide the first time they appear in the narrative. A Word Building table and medical terms with pronunciations follow each anatomy and physiology section. For ease of learning, the medical terms are divided into four separate sections: vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures. The new terms presented in the chapter are completed in a pharmacology and abbreviations section. The chapter review section includes a wide variety of exercises that both test your understanding and challenge you to apply the terms you have learned.

Special Topics Chapter

Chapter 14 contains timely information and appropriate medical terms relevant to the following medical specialties: pharmacology, mental health, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, surgery, and oncology. Knowledge of these topics is necessary for the well-rounded health care worker.

Appendices

The appendices contain helpful reference lists of word parts and definitions. This information is intended for quick access. There are four main topics in the appendix: Abbreviations; Combining Forms; Prefixes; and Suffixes. The Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Appendices present terms going from English to medical terms and then from medical terms to English. Finally, all of the key terms appear again in the glossary at the end of the text.

To the Instructor

The third edition of Medical Terminology: A Living Language uses an integrated approach for teaching medical terminology to the health care student. It assists students in mastering terminology and incorporating this knowledge through an understanding of anatomy and physiology. In this way, beginning students learn the purpose and use of the medical terms to which they are being introduced.

Features of the New Edition

This edition contains many new features that facilitate student mastery, while maintaining the best features of the second edition. Each chapter is arranged in a similar format and the content has been reorganized with an emphasis on maintaining consistency and accuracy. All terms have been reevaluated to ensure they remain in current use and terms that reflect new technologies and procedures have been added.

  • Professional Profile boxes highlight different career options to help students become more familiar with the health care field, and the Professional Journal exercise at the end of each chapter challenges students to write sentences from the perspective of that professional.
  • Word Building tables within each chapter put much needed emphasis on building words rather than rote memorization.
  • Learning objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter and outline the chapter's goals for students.
  • Med Term Tips help pique student interest by presenting quick facts about medical terminology.
  • Chapter 14, the special topics chapter, covers medical terminology that is specific to a variety of health care fields, including pharmacology, mental health, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, surgery, and oncology
  • Full-color, realistic photographs and illustrations of body systems, organs, and pathological conditions bring medical terminology to life and make learning more fun and effective.
  • The Pronunciation Practice feature that appears at the end of each chapter also serves as a quick reference summary of the chapter key terms.
  • Abbreviations used in the medical field are integrated in each chapter and are also listed for handy reference in an appendix. Pronunciations are based on Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 29th edition.

End-of-Chapter Activities

The end-of-chapter activities have been significantly expanded in this edition and answers at the end of the text provide immediate feedback. Activities include:

Pronunciation Practice
This feature includes an alphabetical listing of each term from the chapter with its see-and-say pronunciation. Students are encouraged to listen to the audio pronunciation of each term on the accompanying CD-ROM and check off each term as they master how to say it correctly.

Case Studies
Students see practical application of medical terminology for each body system by reading a realistic case scenario and responding to critical thinking questions about it.

Chart Note Transcription
Students read a patient scenario and then replace the phrases used to describe maladies, procedures, tests, and conditions with the accurate medical terms.

Practice Exercises
These include a variety of questions that allow students to test their knowledge of chapter material.

Professional Journal
This new feature, linked to the Professional Profile content at the beginning of each chapter, serves as a capstone exercise, challenging students to use specified vocabulary words from the point of view of different health care professionals in a writing exercise.

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    Medical Terminology

    I found this book to be laid out a lot better than a previous Medical Terminology book that I have used for school. It is well organized and very useful. The disc that comes with the book is a great resource to study from.

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    Medical Terminology

    This book is very informative, and concise. The photographs were colorful and I was able to view the anatomy clearly. The DVD is a great teaching tool!

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    Posted May 28, 2005

    Excellent breakdown of Medical Terminology!

    This was a very good book for anyone learning or needing to brush up on their medical terminology. It gives very good brief descriptions of body systems in each unit. You really understand the meaning of the words after using this book. It is much easier than trying to remember the whole word and definition. Excellent for anyone taking a physical science course or preparing to become a nursing student. It pays to learn this information.

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    Posted December 6, 2011

    Excellent,practice,review for laymen

    This product was used as a primary textbook in Med Termnology (accelerated-6 week)) entry level short term certificate class at a community college. I presume that this text was chosen because of its ability to be understandable for non-medical people,medical customer serice related people, older people who are 2nd career transition people. I have not used this text on-line. I plan to keep this text as a reference book for coming medical billing clases.

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