Medical Terminology for Health Professions / Edition 5

Medical Terminology for Health Professions / Edition 5

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Medical Terminology for Health Professions / Edition 5

Now in its third edition, this best-selling learning system teaches medical terminology through a unique combination of anatomy and physiology, word building principles, phonetic “sounds like” pronunciations, and a variety of application exercises. Each chapter is packed with learning aids and is full color throughout to benefit the learner and reinforce knowledge of word building concepts.
This edition was developed with extensive input from both medical terminology instructors, students, and health care professionals — we took your advice! The organization of the book provides flexibility in course planning, accommodating different learning styles, and adapting well to most teaching and learning situations.
(medical terminology, med term, prefix, suffix, word building, body system)
Audio Tapes (2) ISBN: 0-8273-7840-8
Text/Medical Terminology CD-ROM: A Visual Guide ISBN: 0-8273-8253-7
Computerized Test Bank ISBN: 0-8273-7841-6
Text/Audio Tapes (2) Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8212-X
Text/Med Term Challenge Software Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8250-2
Text/Anatomy & Physiology Challenge Software Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8251-0
Text/Flash! Med Term Flashcard Software Value Package ISBN: 0-8273-8252-9
Instructor's Guide ISBN: 0-8273-7842-4
Instructor's Resource Kit ISBN: 0-8273-7843-2

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401860264
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Edition description: Spiral
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 8.72(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ann Ehrlich is an experienced teacher, professional author, and lifelong student. Considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology since 1988, she has written numerous books on such health topics as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema.

Carol L. Schroeder has been working for more than 15 years to find innovative ways to present medical terminology at a level appropriate for this text's students. Her background in technical writing, translating, and research is invaluable in continuously updating the content and in creating innovative activities and approaches—such as the Simplified Syllabus and Human Touch stories—to enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed.

Laura Ehrlich, a Registered Nurse in the emergency department at Kaiser's South San Francisco Medical Center, enjoys the fast-paced, challenging environment of the emergency department as well as the knowledge that her skills save lives. She excels at explaining medical terminology to patients and training other nurses on new procedures and technology. Previously, she helped develop and present employee training for the Nursing Education Council at San Leandro Hospital.

Katrina A. Schroeder is a Registered Dietitian who trained and works at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard Teaching Hospital. After finishing her dietetic internship at Simmons College, she completed the prestigious LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health) Fellowship in the adolescent department at Boston Children's Hospital. Currently she is a clinical dietitian in the adolescent clinic there, specializing in the nutritional care of teenagers with eating disorders, obesity, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Katrina also writes guides and blogs for the Center for Young Women's Health and runs a small private practice in Brookline, Mass.

Table of Contents

Preface. How to Use This Book. Introduction to Medical Terminology. Structure of the Human Body-Word Part Review. Skeletal System. Muscular System. Cardiovascular System. Lymphatic and Immune System. Respiratory System. Digestive System. Urinary System. Nervous System. Special Senses: Eyes and Ears. The Integumentary System. Endocrine System. Reproductive Systems. Diagnostic and Imaging Procedures. General Medical Terminology. Appendix A-Prefixes, Combining Forms, and Suffixes. Appendix B-Abbreviations and Meanings. Appendix C- Glossary of Pathology and Procedures. Flash Cards.

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