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Now in its Sixth Edition, Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide is geared to the mid-level medical terminology course, and includes moderate amounts of anatomy and physiology. The author uses a stepwise approach to learning medical terminology.
Part 1 describes how medical terms are built from word parts;
Part 2 introduces body structures, diseases, and treatments; and
Part 3 describes each body system.
Individual chapters also build on knowledge in stages, with Key Terms sections listing those terms most commonly used and later Supplementary Terms sections presenting more specialized terms.
This textbook has a more reader-friendly design, provides more complete representation of the health professions, and includes dental terminology. Written pronunciations are included for all appropriate terms. A robust online ancillary package aids retention through exercises, games, and activities. PASSport to Success allows students to identify their personal learning style and target exercises and activities best suited to their learning style.
Table of Contents
Part One: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
1: Concepts of Medical Terminology
4: Cells, Tissues, and Organs
5: Body Structure
Part Two: DISEASE AND TREATMENT
7: Diagnosis and Treatment; Surgery
Part Three: BODY SYSTEMS
9: Circulation: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
10: Blood and Immunity
11: The Respiratory System
12: The Digestive System
13: The Urinary System
14: The Male Reproductive System
15: The Female Reproductive System; Pregnancy and Birth
16: The Endocrine System
17: The Nervous System and Behavioral Disorders
18: The Senses
19: The Skeleton
20: The Muscular System
21: The Skin Appendix
1: Commonly Used Symbols Appendix
2: Abbreviations and Their Meanings Appendix
3: Word Parts and Their Meanings Appendix
4: Meanings and Their Corresponding Word Parts Appendix
5: Word Roots Appendix
6: Suffixes Appendix
7: Prefixes Appendix
8: Metric Measurements Appendix
9: Stedman's Medical Dictionary at a Glance Answer Key Figure Credits Index