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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!

Juanita J. Davies, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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.
  • 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
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

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  • ISBN-10: 1133479537
  • ISBN-13: 9781133479536
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  • ISBN-10: 1401890199
  • ISBN-13: 9781401890193
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  • RETAIL $155.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Essentials of Medical Terminology

ISBN: 9781401890193
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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ISBN: 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.

FOR STUDENTS

Essentials of Medical Terminology

ISBN: 9781401890193
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!