Medical Terminology: A Programmed Systems Approach Text/Tape Package / Edition 8

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This best-selling programmed text makes learning medical terminology quick and easy for people interested in improving their medical vocabulary. Based on a word-building, programmed learning system, this comprehensive guide uses color didactically, includes extensive activities to engage the reader, and includes special frames containing interesting and helpful information. The accompanying software and audio tapes will have you talking like the professionals in no time.

"...offers a full-color, self-study, comprehensive approach to learning medical terminology quickly and easily."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766801172
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/17/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Smith is an Air Conditioning Technology Instructor at Athens Technical College in Athens, GA, where he has had a long and distiguished career (1969-2005). Gene also ran his own contracting and consulting firm for many years. He is one of the most cooperative and pleasant (let alone successful) authors that we have the privilage of working with.


Jean M. Dennerll, BS, CMA is the Department Chair for Allied Health at Jackson Community College in Jackson, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

How to Work a Program. Directions for Use of Programmed Learning. The Word-Building System. Introduction to Word Parts Including Word Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes, and Parts of Speech. Extremities. Skin. Colors. Cells. Blood.Heart. Stomach. Sonography. X-Ray. Surgical Suffixes. Hyper. Hypo. Glands. Tumors. Cancer. Membranes. Head. Skull. Brain. Spinal Codr. EEG. Meninges. Development. Bone. Cartilage. Tendons. Joints. Teeth. Body Regions and Cavities. Centesis. Bladder. Ad. Ab. Hydro. Microorganisms. STDs. Ear. Nose. Stones. Breathing. Eating. Digestion. Heat. Micro. Macro. Syn. Poly. Brady. Tachy. Urinary System. Male and Female Reproductive Systems. Digestive System and Accessory Organs. Muscle. Vessels. Nerves. Blood. Thrombi. Sound. Hearing. Speech. Sensation. Movement. Neurology. Psychology. Directions. Planes. Cavities. Regions. Dys. Eu. Psuedo. Immunity. Gravida. Auto. Numbers. Narcotics. Necrosis. Equal. Unequal. Prefixes of Place: ab, ex, de, dia, per, peri, circum. Prefixes: homo, hetero, sym, super, supra, a, an, epi, extra, infra, sub, meta, ultra, anti, contra, trans. in. mal. uni. bi. tri. semi. hemi. con.dis. post. pre. ante. intra. Breathing. Respiratory System. Left/Right. Hands. Feet. Vaso. Histo. Neo. Night. Ambul. Sleep. Ankylo. Stasis. Schizo. Schisto. Schisis. Skeletal System. Spinal Column. Eye. Vision. Nails. Hair. Endocrine System. Medical Specialties. Appendices. Answers to Review Questions. Abbreviations. Crossword Puzzle Solutions. Additional Word Parts. Proper Names of Disease and Procedures.

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