The Language of Medicine / Edition 9

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The Language of Medicine, 8th Edition, shows you how to analyze and understand the meanings of medical terms in a way that makes sense-by breaking terms down into smaller word parts and clearly explaining them in relation to human anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Extensive hands-on practice, repetition, and case studies let you learn by doing-writing terms, labeling diagrams, and completing comprehensive, practical exercises.

Brings terminology to life with dynamic, three-dimensional illustrations, compelling clinical photographs, realistic medical cases, and laboratory and x-ray reports. Keeps it simple through the use of clear, nontechnical explanations of terms. Promotes active learning and teaches you how to study with a wealth of hands-on exercises. Follows a logical progression, from introductory chapters on word analysis, to an exploration of each body system.

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Reviewer: Susan A Trombley, AAS, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: The eighth edition of The Language of Medicine continues to be a valued asset for those in the medical field. It is written in simple, nontechnical language making terminology and concepts easy to understand.
Purpose: This edition continues its high standards in educating students. It is a valuable teaching tool with which instructors can guide their students on a more visual approach to learning medical terminology.
Audience: The author's goal "is to help students learn and instructors teach." It has been 31 years since the first edition was published and this book continues to speak to students of all backgrounds and levels by engaging them in an active learning experience. The author is an expert in medical terminology.
Features: This is not the typical medical terminology textbook. It connects medical terminology to real life by incorporating scenarios and medical cases. Each chapter is divided into the different systems of the body which gives the reader an understanding of anatomy. Full color diagrams enable the learner to visualize what they are reading and enhance understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Each area of the chapter is designed to give the student the utmost learning experience. A review sheet at the end of each chapter helps students with self assessment. Also available with this book is a CD-ROM that has additional activities to test student knowledge. The many illustrations and exercises reinforce new concepts.
Assessment: The eighth edition is more visually dynamic than its predecessor. This book continues to hold its high standards with its newly incorporated revisions. This would be a valuable asset to any program requiring medical terminology and for public and college/university libraries as well.
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"It is important for today's healthcare practitioners to understand the correct meaning and use of medical terminology...The clinical importance of language is made clear throughout the book. The terminology comes to life with practical application sections and with case studies that discuss a range of medical conditions and procedures. This is a well-presented and challenging workbook that will be usefulfor established practitioners as well as students."

Nursing Standard, November 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437779707
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/7/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1036
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Basic Word Structure 1
Ch. 2 Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole 31
Ch. 3 Suffixes 75
Ch. 4 Prefixes 109
Ch. 5 Digestive System 139
Ch. 6 Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology 185
Ch. 7 Urinary System 213
Ch. 8 Female Reproductive System 253
Ch. 9 Male Reproductive System 305
Ch. 10 Nervous System 333
Ch. 11 Cardiovascular System 383
Ch. 12 Respiratory System 441
Ch. 13 Blood System 487
Ch. 14 Lymphatic and Immune Systems 529
Ch. 15 Musculoskeletal System 559
Ch. 16 Skin 629
Ch. 17 Sense Organs: The Eye and the Ear 669
Ch. 18 Endocrine System 719
Ch. 19 Cancer Medicine (Oncology) 769
Ch. 20 Radiology and Nuclear Medicine 817
Ch. 21 Pharmacology 849
Ch. 22 Psychiatry 887
Glossary 925
App. I 949
App. II 951
App. III 961
App. IV 965
Index 969
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