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Medical Terminology: A Short Course / Edition 7
     

Medical Terminology: A Short Course / Edition 7

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by Davi-Ellen Chabner
 

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ISBN-10: 1455758302

ISBN-13: 9781455758302

Pub. Date: 10/28/2014

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning method, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 7th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes,

Overview

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning method, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 7th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how they're used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the Evolve companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.


• Self-teaching text/workbook approach
reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book.
Clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you've had little or no background in science or biology.
Picture Show activities, practical case studies, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms in describing describe pathology and procedures.
Full-color images illustrate anatomical and pathological terms.
Principal Diagnosisfeature shows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient’s principal diagnosis.
First Person narratives help you understand diseases and conditions from the patient’s perspective.
Spotlight feature identifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology.
Medical Terminology Check Up at the end of each chapter reinforces your understanding of key concepts.
Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossary present Spanish terms for major anatomical structures.
A tablet-optimized Evolve companion website includes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more.

NEW andUPDATEDmedical informationkeeps you current with today’s healthcare terminology, and includes new illustrations clarifying difficult concepts and procedures.
• IMPROVED! Evolve resources
are now optimized for tablet use, and mobile-optimized versions of the flash cards and quick quizzes make it easier for on-the-go study and review.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455758302
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
38,173
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Basic Word Structure
2. Organization of the Body
3. Suffixes
4. Prefixes
5. Medical Specialists and Case Reports
Appendix I: Body Systems
Appendix II: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Appendix III: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Symbols, and Eponyms
Appendix IV: Allied Health Careers
Mini-Dictionary: Glossary of Medical Terms
Glossary of Word Parts
Glossary of English-Spanish Terms

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Medical Terminology 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has lots of practicing and review sheets with an easy to use glossary for the medical terms themselves and a glossary that breaks down the prefixes and suffixes! The CD/DVD is useful. The only thing I have to say is about the study CD. Love the games and study guides on the CD, however, the games only have some set teminology and it doesn't cycle through others past that. So, you're really only studying the ones they give you to study for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this book is short, it is very helpful. I am a highschool student looking into the field of internal medicine and this book has helped me in becoming acclimated with the field of medicine. Because this book comes with a companion CD that contains practice problems and flash cards, it makes the material much more understandable. While learning definitions to medical terms is important, this book shows why the term means what it does and teaches the reader how to understand other terms easily. I highly recommend this book for any aspiring doctor or anyone who wants to learn more about the field of medicine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am entering the nursing field and this book gave me a great jump start. I can't believe how much I learned just in the first chapter! The book has A LOT of reviews which definitely helped me understand and memorize terms. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of entering any part of the medical profession.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I originally borrowed this from the library but ended up buying it in the end. Easy to follow, short lessons that don't overwhelm you. You will learn enough in the first five to ten pages, that you will impress yourself! The CD ROM included is good, it matches the same learning pattern as the book, with scoring. The book is easier to follow than others. It's set up like an interactive textbook, but on higher quality paper than usual. Straightforward, intense learning, but anyone can do it. I have no real medical experience, but really added skills to my resume after I finished this book. Somehow, this stuff stuck.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. It makes it so easy to learn medical terminology on your own. Great for students entering the nursing profession. It comes with a CD that is also extreemly helpful. You can't go wrong with this book.
proudstudent More than 1 year ago
This book is very informative and easy to understand the medical terminology.
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The textbook only has 5 chapters. Every chapter is full of activities. It also comes with 2 cds. The first cd helps teach how to pronounce the terms properly, and the other cd gives addition activities with exams of the material in the textbook.
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very goog seller
ww223 More than 1 year ago
very detailed
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tommygrrl723 More than 1 year ago
I just finished my first semester of nursing school, and this was one of my textbooks. This was a wonderful resource. When you do the exercises in the book and on the CD it gives you a better grasp on spelling and understanding medical terminology. My only complaint is that I was hoping for more interactive exercises on the CD, like exercises that include the medical abbreviations and more comprehensive vocabulary exercises. Besides the lack of exercises on the CD I thought that this book was a wonderful reference. This book is a must for students entering (or in) the medical field, or anyone interested in learning more/understanding more about the medical field.
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