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This easy-to-read, self-teaching worktext lets students learn by doing - writing terms, labeling diagrams, and completing fun exercises and review sheets. For the first time in full color, this concise edition uses the same tried-and-true method as Chabner's The Language of Medicine: it shows how medical terms can be broken down into smaller word parts to aid in deciphering the word meanings. With extensive hands-on practice, repetition, and case studies, the thoroughly revised 3rd edition helps students acquire basic knowledge of body systems and practice using medical terms in proper context. It's everything students need to start their medical career!

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• Self-teaching workbook format allows students to complete exercises, label diagrams, take pronunciation tests, and fill in review sheets - with answers provided to verify their understanding of the material.
• Practical case studies and vignettes illustrating medical terms show real-life applications of medical terminology.
• Informative and easily accessible appendices provide an excellent source of reference.
• Easy-to-understand style assumes no previous knowledge of science or biology.
• Organized in a logical format, with a highly visual approach for ease of learning.

• Full-color images throughout make terminology come alive, illustrating anatomical and pathological terms.
• A new section covering Classes of Drugs explains and lists major classes of drugs with examples in each class.
• More practical application exercises have been added throughout the text.
• More information of body systems provides a valuable, clinical context for word usage.
• Spanish glossary has been expanded to include even more helpful terms and translations.

"This thoroughly revised new edition offers clear and simple text, exercises, pronunciation guides, review sheets, brief medical vignettes, full-color diagrams of body systems, an English to Spanish appendix, and glossary of terms." Appropriate for: Allied Health Students, Healthcare Professionals.

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Reviewer:Timothy C. Dennis, BSBA, RRT, NPS(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description:This is a well written and useful book for learning medical terminology. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose:As stated by the author, the goal was "to present a comprehensive introduction and overview of medical terminology in a straightforward and easy manner for students who had no previous background in biology or medicine." The author has certainly achieved this goal. Books such as this are very important because becoming proficient at medical terminology is crucial to the success of professionals in many fields.
Audience:The audience includes all allied health students, including those in career schools, colleges, hospitals, and other settings. The scope and level of this book is appropriate for this audience.
Features:The first chapter starts by describing basic word structure and builds from there. It provides the necessary information to begin learning medical terminology immediately. A variety of tools assist learners, including illustrations and photographs, written exercises, review questions, practical applications, and puzzles. Roughly half the book is composed of three interesting appendixes and a fairly extensive glossary. A CD-ROM and audio CD are also included.
Assessment:This is an outstanding resource for anyone who has the desire to learn medical terminology. The methods used are practical as well as enjoyable. The author's great care in describing word pronunciations, word part meanings, and definitions will help to maximize the student's chance of success. The complex andever-expanding vocabulary of medicine justifies the publication of this edition as well as others in the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721695532
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/9/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Word Structure
Chapter 2 Organization of the Body
Chapter 3 Suffixes
Chapter 4 Prefixes
Chapter 5 Medical Specialists and Case Reports
Appendix I Body Systems
Appendix II Major Classes of Drugs
Appendix III Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Appendix IV Abbreviations and Symbols
Glossary of Medical Terms
Glossary of Word Parts
Glossary of English to Spanish Terms

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2003

    Medical Terminology made easy

    This is a great book, very easy to understand

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