Medical Terminology for Health Professions (with Studyware CD-ROM) / Edition 7

Other Format (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/03/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 40%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $43.19
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 59%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (33) from $43.19   
  • New (12) from $89.40   
  • Used (21) from $43.19   


Use a proven combination of learning principles and exercises to make learning medical terminology easier . Now in its 7th Edition, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts -- the common prefixes, suffixes and root words -- to provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, the chapters begin with an overview of the terminology related to the body's structures and functions, then proceed through diseases and disorders, and finally diagnostic procedures and treatments. This helps students master the necessary language to describe how the human body works, what goes wrong with it, and how we treat it. Every chapter engages learners with the See and Say pronunciation system, interactive exercises, real life medical scenarios and critical thinking exercises. An updated art program includes illustrations that reflect the latest terms and procedures, and multi-cultural /multi-generational photos that accurately portray today's medical world. Built-in multimedia is included with the text on the StudyWare CD-ROM. This resource is packed full of activities that engage student with games, quizzes, animations, and an audio glossary -ultimately helping students study , prepare for exams, and achieve success . Optional workbook and online courseware is also available.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"During my 15+ years of teaching, I have always encouraged my students toincorporate flash cards with their learning process. Many students have their handsfull juggling school, work and home life. The fact that these flash cards are alreadymade is a big time saver for many students."Mary Nichols, Heald College

"I think it's the best book on the market." "I use the CD-ROM for extra credit. I highly recommend its use. Students that use it usually score higher on exams. I find that students use in during downtimes and play the games and practice using exams. These are very useful!"David Stump-Fought, Heald College

Karen Patena
This is the second edition of this excellent introductory textbook in medical terminology (first edition, 1988). The book is accompanied by audiotapes and individual activities for students and an instructor's guide, computerized test bank, overhead transparencies, and classroom activities for instructors. The purpose is to introduce students of health professions to medical terminology through word parts, then body systems. This purpose is served well because the text is easy to read, color is used to highlight terms, there are many color illustrations, and the audiotapes assist pronunciation. The book is appropriate for nursing and allied health students beginning to learn medical terminology. This text features many full color anatomical drawings in great detail, very helpful in learning medical terminology. This attractive, spiral-bound book uses color to highlight terms and headings. Students will appreciate the good amount of explanatory material, appendixes for word parts and abbreviations, and flash cards. Each chapter has exercises and a list of words to use with the audiotapes. The audiotapes are clear and pronounce and define 50 to 75 difficult terms for each chapter. Excellent organization and physical presentation are the outstanding characteristics of this text. The extra resources that accompany the book make it an excellent teaching text for both students and instructors. Word parts and a review self-test before introducing body system chapters reinforce the importance of learning the basics. Body system chapters are thorough and cover structures, pathology, procedures, and medications. The new edition is better organized, with subheadings, chapter outlines, and up datesof terms.
Jean Smith Temple
This is a general medical terminology modular learning tool designed to assist the student in learning medical terminology. It contains 16 chapters, three appendixes, flash cards, and a diskette. The purpose of this book is to provide the student with an understanding of medical terminology. The objectives are clearly met by the author. This is a much-needed set of objectives in the healthcare arena. This book is designed for nursing students and could easily be used by allied health students in all fields. The book is also easy to use as a refresher for those who are in practice. This book is filled with very colorful illustrations related to anatomy, physiology, and various diagnostic procedures. Color is also used to help distinguish and put together various words. The table of contents and index are complete. Appendices are very useful and include a very comprehensive glossary of pathology and procedures, prefixes and suffixes, and abbreviations with meanings. Flash cards and a diskette make it very friendly for those who need additional review. This is the third edition of this book, and an excellent learning tool for nursing and allied health students at all levels. The book is easy to use when review is needed for only one body system area as a refresher. The overall design and format are very easy to follow. Excellent learning exercises are provided in a number of different formats such as short answer, true/false, and multiple choice items. This colorful book is one that students can enjoy using and easily follow the instructions. Bookstores should definitely invest in this book.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This excellent update to the 2004 edition incorporates 75 new medical terms, a new simplified syllabus, and learning supplements, including flash cards and CD-ROM.
Purpose: The book is designed to help readers quickly master medical terminology through a combination of text and accompanying teaching materials. Given the continual evolution of healthcare, the book is a necessary update.
Audience: Although intended for healthcare students, this book will also be helpful for laypersons interested in learning medical terms.
Features: The book is organized into 15 chapters, a word part review, a comprehensive review section, two appendixes, index, flash cards, and pronunciation CD-ROM. The first two chapters are an introduction to medical terminology with word parts review. Successive chapters are organized by body system, analogous to an anatomy text. The final chapter finishes with diagnostic procedures and pharmacology. The book is chockfull of tables, images, critical thinking, and learning exercises. Its strength lies in the many illustrations and exercises that reinforce concepts.
Assessment: This excellent book continues its tradition of high standards. It would be a valued asset in any program requiring medical terminology as well as for public and college/university libraries.
This guide to medical terms emphasizes the mastery of word parts and their usage. Chapters are organized according to the systems of the body. Chapter reviews and learning exercises are included both in the text and on the accompanying CD-ROM. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

5 Stars! from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111543273
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/5/2012
  • Series: Flexible Solutions - Your Key to Success Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 39,181
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Ehrlich is an experienced teacher, professional author and life-long student. She has written numerous books on health topics such as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema, and has been considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology since 1988.

Carol L. Schroeder has been working over 15 years to find innovative ways to present medical terminology at a level appropriate for this text's students. Her background in technical writing, translating and research is invaluable in continuously updating the content and in creating new activities and approaches, such as the Simplified Syllabus, to enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction to Medical Terminology. 2. The Human Body in Health and Disease. Word Part Review. 3. The Skeletal System. 4. The Muscular System. 5. The Cardiovascular System. 6. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems. 7. The Respiratory System. 8. The Digestive System. 9. The Urinary System. 10. The Nervous System. 11. Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears. 12. Skin: The Integumentary System. 13. The Endocrine System. 14. The Reproductive Systems. 15. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology. Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review. Appendix A: Word Parts. Appendix B: Abbreviations. Appendix C: Glossary of Pathology and Procedures. Flash Cards.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Books did not come on time!!!

    I thought I was dotting my "I"(s) and crossing my "T"(s) by going into Barnes and Nobles and paying; and having them process my order. The first set of books took and extra 7 or 9 business days past the date I was given. By then School was about to start so I was getting nervous. So I called and the automated service said the book had arrive and was signed for by UPS 5 days ago!!! When a rep. got on the phone they did send me another book out but once again I had to wait for it. And on top of that, be that girl that started to get on other peoples nerves because I was looking over their shoulder to get info out of the book that I should have had weeks ago!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    I loved this book. Complete detail and informative, helped so m

    I loved this book. Complete detail and informative, helped so much with my course.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)