Medical Terminology Systems, 6th Edition + Audio CD + TermPlus 3.0 / Edition 6

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Overview

The perfect length for any course, this exceptional full-color, highly illustrated text/workbook uses a body system organization to focus on word building. This beautifully designed visual text combined with the audio CD, TermPlus 3.0, and student and instructor online tools is a unique learning package that’s a true blend of words, art, and technology.

Word Building—the foundation for success begins with Barbara Gylys and the Body Systems Approach.

The med term approaches and how they differ…

Most med terms books teach by memorization—the whole word approach. Memorize vocabulary and then try to recognize word patterns. Gylys uses the word-building approach. First learn the patterns of medical words before you learn the vocabulary.

Why does word-building work? It begins with the basics…

Gylys takes a common sense approach, by introducing word elements first:

  • Roots
  • Combining forms
  • Suffixes
  • Prefixes

She covers them one by one, breaking down each word part. Common English word elements are presented… This familiarity makes it easier for students to learn and break apart and build words. Students can use their understanding of word parts to decipher vocabulary.

Mnemonic devices, interactive activities (in the book and on the CD) make word-building fun and this in turn increases retention…no more tedious memorization, students learn by breaking down and rebuilding words!

“From my years of teaching, I found it was much easier for students to learn word parts directly associated with a body system (or specialty area), and this has been the key to my approach in all of my texts and software products.”

—Barbara A. Gylys

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803621459
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Basic Elements of a Medical Word

2. Suffixes

3. Prefixes

4. Body Structure

5. Integumentary System

6. Digestive System

7. Respiratory System

8. Cardiovascular System

9. Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems

10. Musculoskeletal Systems

11. Genitourinary System

12. Female Reproductive System

13. Endocrine System

14. Nervous System

15. Special Senses

Appendices:

Answer Key

Abbreviations

Glossary of Medical Word Elements

Index of Genetic Disorders

Index of Diagnostic Imaging Procedures

Index of Pharmacology

Index of Oncological Terms

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    Highly recommend it!

    Ordered book on a Sunday! Thought I was going to get it in a week or so with it being free shipping and all. But I was totally worng my book arrived on 2 days later at my doorstep ! Talk about great customer service I got it... Way to go!!!

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great book !!!!!!!!!!

    Great book for learing new medical words and forming medical words.
    This book came very quickly and in great condition. The cd's that came with it are a big plus. This was the reqired book for my course, though I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Check it out

    This text was very helpful. IT was a required text and I learned a lot from it. The CD's with it helped as well. It has games and puzzles to help you to remember what is in each section.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    Excellent Text for Med term review

    This text provided an excellent systemic approach to learning or reviewing medical terminology. I especially enjoyed how simple it was to skim through each section and focus only on what I felt like I needed to spend more time with.

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