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Essentials of Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition

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  • Juanita J. Davies Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • ISBN-10: 1401890199  |  ISBN-13: 9781401890193
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1998
  • © 2008 | Published
  • List Price = $ 121.95
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About

Overview

No prior exposure to medical terms? No problem! Designed for short medical terminology courses, this essentials-level learning resource uses simple language you can understand. Organized by body system, early chapters help you learn the foundation of medical word building with a basic analysis of medical terms, common anatomical roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Body system chapters present anatomy and physiology, terminology, common diseases, pronunciation, and abbreviations. Have fun while learning by taking quizzes, playing interactive games, and watching animations on the StudyWARE CD-ROM!

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Features and Benefits

  • Medical Terms in Content encourages understanding of terms used in medical reports
  • Memory Keys highlight key points to review
  • Effects of Aging feature highlights common conditions among the aging population
  • Word parts followed by examples of terms encourages learning new vocabulary
  • Extensive review exercises include a variety of question types to assess comprehension

Table of Contents

PART 1 Basic Medical Terminology
Chapter 1 Learning Medical Terms
Chapter 2 Roots of Each Body System
Chapter 3 Suffixes
Chapter 4 Prefixes
PART II Body Systems
Chapter 5 Body Organization
Chapter 6 The Skin (Integumentary System)
Chapter 7 The Skeletal System
Chapter 8 The Muscular System
Chapter 9 The Nervous System
Chapter 10 The Eyes and Ears
Chapter 11 The Endocrine System
Chapter 12 The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 13 Blood and the Immune and Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 14 The Respiratory System
Chapter 15 The Digestive System
Chapter 16 The Urinary and Male Reproductive Systems
Chapter 17 The Female Reproductive System and Obstetrics
Appendix A Word Element to Definition
Appendix B Definition to Word Element
Index

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Electronic Classroom Manager  (ISBN-10: 1401890202 | ISBN-13: 9781401890209)

This powerful electronic resource is an essential classroom tool. Free to adopters of the book, this thorough instructor resource provides everything you need to prepare for, teach, and test medical terminology content.

Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional  (ISBN-10: 140187374X | ISBN-13: 9781401873745)

The rules and standards of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) make it more important than ever that health professionals be clear in their written communications. Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 2e applies the fundamentals of English grammar and the writing process to sentence and paragraph structures used in medical reporting, charting and documentation. This book focuses exclusively on the writing concerns of the health care worker and is perfect for you to use in class and as a reference.

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Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review  (ISBN-10: 1401880053 | ISBN-13: 9781401880057)

Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review is perfect for the learner who needs a refresher on math concepts pertaining to health care. A quick review of concepts is included in each chapter and then there are numerous practice problems for the learner to solve and get reacquainted with the various math concepts. While the fundamentals of mathematics are foundational to this book, their application to health care is emphasized. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are a focus. Illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics.

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My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success  (ISBN-10: 1401835082 | ISBN-13: 9781401835088)

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success is written by a group of educators whose goal is to mentor learners throughout the educational process and well beyond the classroom. The book presents information on a number of practical elements such as public speaking, professional appearance and behavior, and interviewing the patient that supports personal and professional development. This resource is ideal for any allied health or nursing program to give learners all the tools they need to make the transition from student to health care professional.

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Student Supplements

Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional  (ISBN-10: 140187374X | ISBN-13: 9781401873745)

The rules and standards of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) make it more important than ever that health professionals be clear in their written communications. Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 2e applies the fundamentals of English grammar and the writing process to sentence and paragraph structures used in medical reporting, charting and documentation. This book focuses exclusively on the writing concerns of the health care worker and is perfect for you to use in class and as a reference.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review  (ISBN-10: 1401880053 | ISBN-13: 9781401880057)

Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review is perfect for the learner who needs a refresher on math concepts pertaining to health care. A quick review of concepts is included in each chapter and then there are numerous practice problems for the learner to solve and get reacquainted with the various math concepts. While the fundamentals of mathematics are foundational to this book, their application to health care is emphasized. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are a focus. Illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics.

List Price = $80.95  | CengageBrain Price = $80.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.50

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success  (ISBN-10: 1401835082 | ISBN-13: 9781401835088)

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success is written by a group of educators whose goal is to mentor learners throughout the educational process and well beyond the classroom. The book presents information on a number of practical elements such as public speaking, professional appearance and behavior, and interviewing the patient that supports personal and professional development. This resource is ideal for any allied health or nursing program to give learners all the tools they need to make the transition from student to health care professional.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Juanita J. Davies

Juanita Davies is an award-winning instructor who taught anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology in various health care disciplines. She also has written extensively on the subject of medical terminology. Her early work includes A PROGRAMMED LEARNING APPROACH TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY and an online medical terminology test bank containing 15,000 questions. Her first book with Cengage -- MODERN MEDICAL LANGUAGE -- is a high-level text comprising anatomy, medical terminology, pathology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. Her second -- ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY -- is an anatomy and medical terminology text with a complexity level that is suitable for two-semester terminology courses as well as adaptable to one-semester courses. Her third -- A QUICK REFERENCE TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY -- is a useful medical terminology handbook that can also be used as a very inexpensive terminology text. It has been bundled with anatomy and physiology texts to form a comprehensive single text. Her fourth book -- AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY -- is particularly suitable for today's visual learners with its focus on comprehensive illustrations and writing directed at those illustrations. Although both are comprehensive, ILLUSTRATED has a different delivery style than ESSENTIALS.