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Written in the award-winning, lighthearted Incredibly Easy! style, this book is an excellent aid to understanding and retention of medical terminology. The first chapter focuses on key concepts of medical terminology, including common word components. Subsequent chapters cover individual body systems, providing in-depth definitions that connect words to their meanings. This Third Edition features new chapters on obstetric and mental health terms and expanded "Pump Up Your Pronunciation" charts. Two eight-page full-color inserts offer a closer look at anatomical terminology.
A companion Website offers student and instructor ancillaries including a pronunciation guide with hundreds of terms, "Pump Up Your Pronunciation" study cards, practice exercises, PowerPoint presentations, and a test generator.
This comprehensive guide covers key concepts of medical terminology, including commonly used prefixes, suffixes, and root words used in medical terms. Terms are divided by body system, and a handy miniguide identifies important anatomic terms in detailed, full-color illustrations. Contains award-winning Incredibly Easy! features such as abundant illustrations and charts, memory joggers, eye-catching icons, and crossword puzzles and word scrambles to test comprehension.
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Chapter 1: Key Concepts of Medical Terminology
Chapter 2: Body Structure
Chapter 3: Skeletal System
Chapter 4: Muscular System
Chapter 5: Integumentary System
Chapter 6: Cardiovascular System
Chapter 7: Respiratory System
Chapter 8: Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 9: Urinary System
Chapter 10: Reproductive System
Chapter 11: Obstetrics
Chapter 12: Neurologic System
Chapter 13: Endocrine System
Chapter 14: Lymphatic and Immune System
Chapter 15: Sensory System
Chapter 16: Mental Health
Chapter 17: Pharmacology