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Medical Language: Immerse Yourself

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2016-01-12
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For all courses covering medical terminology


Promote mastery of medical language with an immersive experience

One of the best ways to learn a language is to immerse yourself in all aspects of that language. Medical Language: Immerse Yourself does just that. It includes an unsurpassed quantity and variety of exercises to actively engage students with the material and hone their word-building skills. Its appealing, uncluttered design contains hundreds of colorful, interesting images and plenty of white space for easy reading and note-taking. And, its intuitive organization is based on medical specialties, not just body systems, so students understand how what they are learning is applied in the real world of healthcare. Throughout the text, learners are encouraged to listen, speak, write, watch, examine, and make connections – all of the activities they need to truly master medical language.


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MyMedicalTerminologyLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. No matter their learning style, students will build a solid foundation of medical language through MyMedicalTerminologyLab’s interactive games, adaptive Dynamic Study Modules, and author-narrated lectures.


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Author Biography

Susan M. Turley, MA (Educ), BSN, RN, RHIT, CMT, is a full-time author and editor. In the recent past, she was an adjunct professor in the School of Health, Wellness, and Physical Education at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, where she taught courses in medical terminology and pharmacology. She was instrumental in gaining initial accreditation for the college’s medical assisting program.

As a healthcare professional, Susan has worked in a variety of healthcare settings: acute care/ICU, long-term care, physicians’ offices, and managed care. She has held positions as an intensive care nurse, plasmapheresis nurse, infection control officer, physician office auditor, medical transcriptionist, medical writer/editor for physician publications, director of education, and director of quality management and corporate compliance for an HMO.

Susan is also the author of Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 5th edition (Pearson, 2016), and more than 40 articles published in medical transcription and health information management journals. She is a codeveloper of The SUM Program for Medical Transcription Training and reference books for Health Professions Institute. With physician coauthors, she has written three nationally funded grants, two chapters in physicians’ anesthesiology and ENT textbooks, and numerous abstracts and articles published in nationally known medical journals.

She has been a guest speaker at national seminars for accreditation of utilization management programs, medical transcription teacher training, and health information management certification exam review.

Susan holds a Master of Arts degree in adult education from Norwich University in Vermont, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Pennsylvania State University, and has state licensure as an RN. She is a member and has national certification in medical transcription from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), and is a member and has national certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

About the Illustrator

The illustrations throughout this book were carefully coordinated through a close collaborative effort between the author and artist. Every figure was custom developed specifically for this book, and refined to be medically accurate, precise, unique, and fresh. From a pedagogical point of view, it was important that all of the art be consistent throughout, rather than presenting a conglomeration of styles and levels of detail.

Anita Impagliazzo is a medical illustrator and designer in Charlottesville, Virginia. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she went on to complete the Biomedical Illustration Graduate Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and spent several years specializing in illustrating for medical malpractice litigation. She has been self-employed since 2001, planning, creating, and collaborating on artwork for the University of Virginia Health System, for medical malpractice defense attorneys nationwide, and for multiple journals and textbooks (including the popular Martini Human Anatomy and Physiology series, and the revered Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations ). She is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has received several awards in its annual juried salons. She never tires of using medical language to learn new things about the human body: how it works, how it fails, how it is fixed, and how the fixing fails.

Table of Contents


1. The Structure of Medical Language

2. The Body in Health and Disease


3. Gastroenterology • Gastrointestinal System

4. Pulmonology • Respiratory System

5. Cardiology • Cardiovascular System

6. Hematology and Immunology • Blood and Lymphatic System

7. Dermatology • Integumentary System

8. Orthopedics • Skeletal System

9. Orthopedics • Muscular System

10. Neurology • Nervous System

11. Urology • Urinary System

12. Male Reproductive Medicine • Male Genitourinary System

13. Gynecology and Obstetrics • Female Genital and Reproductive System

14. Endocrinology • Endocrine System

15. Ophthalmology • Eye

16. Otolaryngology • Ears, Nose, and Throat


17. Psychiatry

18. Oncology

19. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine


APPENDIX A. Glossary of Medical Word Parts: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms

APPENDIX B. Glossary of Medical Abbreviations





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