9780132148023

Medical Terminology A Word Building Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132148023

  • ISBN10:

    0132148021

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/28/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A WORD BUILDING APPROACH, 7/e is a comprehensive, proven text that offers a logical, simple system for learning medical vocabulary primarily by building terms from word parts. It first introduces medical terminology and its essential suffixes and prefixes; then guides students logically through each key body system, working from the outside (integumentary system) inward, and from simple systems to complex. Additional specialty chapters cover oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine, and mental health. Updated throughout, this Seventh Editionrs"s many new learning features include: "at-a-glance" A&P tables; tables of combining forms with meanings; up-front numbered Learning Outcomes sections; "Building Your Medical Vocabulary" color-coded word parts; new labeling exercises; and 17 new practical applications using realistic medical records. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A WORD BUILDING APPROACH, 7/eencourages students to "get connected" to an engaging multimedia assessment experience on www.MyMedicalTerminologyLab.com . This powerful website in combination with the book is ideal for helping students see how word parts connect to form medical terms and how anatomical parts connect to form body systems. With engaging features throughout the book is designed to "connect" with readers - helping them understand the interconnectedness of the elements that lead to the mastery of medical terminology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Terminology

2. Suffixes

3. Prefixes

4. Organization of the Body

5. Integumentary System

6. Skeletal System

7. Muscular System

8. Digestive System

9. Cardiovascular System

10. Blood and Lymphatic System

11. Respiratory System

12. Urinary System

13. Endocrine System

14. Nervous System

15. Special Senses: The Ear

16. Special Senses: The Eye

17. Female Reproductive System with an Overview of Obstetrics

18. Male Reproductive System

19. Oncology

20. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

21. Mental Health

Appendix I. Answer Key

Appendix II. Glossary of Word Parts

Appendix III. Abbreviations and Symbols

Appendix IV. Laboratory Reference Values

Index

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