Medical Terminology A Living Language

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/7/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Using a consistent, logical, and step-by-step approach, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A LIVING LANGUAGE, 5/eintroduces students to the anatomy and physiology of body systems and the corresponding medical terms related to them. For each body system, broad coverage of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, treatment procedures, and pharmacology is provided. The author emphasizes both terms built from Latin and Greek word parts, and modern English terms, helping students develop a full working word part vocabulary they can use to interpret any new term. This edition contains many new terms, and has been reorganized for more efficient learning. To eliminate confusion, Word Building tables have been removed from each chapter and the terms have been distributed throughout the pathology, diagnostic procedure, and treatment procedure tables, where they are more immediately relevant to students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Terminology

2. Body Organization

3. Integumentary System

4. Musculoskeletal System

5. Cardiovascular System

6. Blood and the Lymphatic and Immune Systems

7. Respiratory System

8. Digestive System

9. Urinary System

10. Reproductive System

11. Endocrine System

12. Nervous System

13. Special Senses: The Eye and Ear

14. Special Topics


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