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Now in its third edition, this best-selling learning system teaches medical terminology through a unique combination of anatomy and physiology, word building principles, phonetic “sounds like” pronunciations, and a variety of application exercises. Each chapter is packed with learning aids and is full color throughout to benefit the learner and reinforce knowledge of word building concepts.
This edition was developed with extensive input from both medical terminology instructors, students, and health care professionals — we took your advice! The organization of the book provides flexibility in course planning, accommodating different learning styles, and adapting well to most teaching and learning situations.
(medical terminology, med term, prefix, suffix, word building, body system)
Audio Tapes (2) ISBN: 0-8273-7840-8
Text/Medical Terminology CD-ROM: A Visual Guide ISBN: 0-8273-8253-7
Computerized Test Bank ISBN: 0-8273-7841-6
Text/Audio Tapes (2) Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8212-X
Text/Med Term Challenge Software Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8250-2
Text/Anatomy & Physiology Challenge Software Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8251-0
Text/Flash! Med Term Flashcard Software Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8252-9
Instructor's Guide ISBN: 0-8273-7842-4
Instructor's Resource Kit ISBN: 0-8273-7843-2

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

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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 (
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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (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.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401860264
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/3/2004
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Spiral
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.00 (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.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
Ch. 2 Structure of the Human Body 21
Ch. 3 The Skeletal System 53
Ch. 4 The Muscular System 81
Ch. 5 The Cardiovascular System 103
Ch. 6 The Lympathic and Immune Systems 133
Ch. 7 The Respiratory System 155
Ch. 8 The Digestive System 179
Ch. 9 The Urinary System 203
Ch. 10 The Nervous System 223
Ch. 11 Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears 249
Ch. 12 The Integumentary System 271
Ch. 13 The Endocrine System 293
Ch. 14 The Reproductive Systems 313
Ch. 15 Diagnostic and Imaging Procedures 341
Ch. 16 General Medical Terminology 367
Appendix A Prefixes, Combining Forms, and Suffixes 389
Appendix B Abbreviations and Meanings 401
Appendix C Glossary of Pathology and Procedures 411
Index 448
Flash Cards 478
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2005

    Very Helpful Easy to Read

    I'm going to school for nursing and this is one of my text books. It is very illustrated and easy to read. It makes learning the terms alot easier when you can see certain pictures!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2004

    Use this book in school!

    I am going to school to be a administrative medical assistant, and we use this book. I think it's great. They really made it easier to learn the words, and they also give great tips on how to remember certain words.

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