Comprehensive Medical Terminology / Edition 5 available in Paperback
COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, Fifth Edition, offers an engaging, effective introduction to medical terminology to prepare you for career success in nursing, medical assisting, and other allied health professions. Organized by body system and specialty areas of practice, this comprehensive, highly practical guide emphasizes anatomy and physiology, pathological conditions, diagnostic techniques, and procedures to provide useful real-world context. The study of word parts is integrated into every chapter to enhance comprehension, and definitions progress from simple to complex to steadily strengthen your ability to read and interpret medical terms in reports and charts. A new Learning Lab online learning solution helps you master key concepts through interactive simulations based on real-world scenarios.
About the Author
Betty Davis Jones RN, MA, CMA (AAMA), is chair of the Department of Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and Health Promotions at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Medical Assistants, the North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants, the Gaston County Chapter of Medical Assistants, and the North Carolina Association of Medical Assisting Educators. Mrs. Jones is a registered nurse and a certified medical assistant (AAMA), and she holds a master of arts degree.
Table of Contents
1. Word Building Rules. 2. Prefixes. 3. Suffixes. 4. Whole Body Terms. 5. The Integumentary System. 6. The Skeletal System. 7. Muscles and Joints. 8. The Nervous System. 9. The Blood and Lymphatic Systems. 10. The Cardiovascular System. 11. The Respiratory System. 12. The Digestive System. 13. The Endocrine System. 14. The Special Senses. 15. The Urinary System. 16. The Male Reproductive System. 17. The Female Reproductive System. 18. Obstetrics. 19. Child Health. 20. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. 21. Oncology (Cancer Medicine). 22. Pharmacology. 23. Mental Health. 24. Gerontology.