Medical Terminology : An Anatomy and Physiology Systems Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2001-09-25
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book uses a consistent and logical system to help readers build their understanding of medical terminology as it relates to the human body. It also has a real-world focus that relates medical terminology to various health professions, thereby capturing the users' interest and providing information about potential future health careers. Facilitates comprehension through the use of charts and tables and online exercises. Each books comes with a free Cross-platform CD-ROM that offers a host of interactive study aids: practice tests, labeling exercises, word building, spelling bee, flashcards, and audio glossary.Each body system chapter is organized in the same format and includes important subtopics related to the system presented such as anatomy and physiology, word building, vocabulary, pathology, procedures, diagnostic/lab tests and abbreviations. Special Topics chapter (15) presents medical terminology specific to various healthcare industries. There is a new Pharmacology chapter (14).Med Term Tipsbrief scenarios and hints interspersed throughoutmaintain readers' interest by providing quick facts about medical terminology. Pharmacology terms representing the 200 most commonly prescribed drugs in the country have been added to each body systems chapter (3-14).Medical Terminology reference book for those in various healthcare professions.

Author Biography

Bonnie F. Fremgen, Ph.D., is a former associate dean of the Allied Health Program at Robert Morris College. She has taught medical law and ethics courses as well as clinical and administrative topics. In addition, she has served as an advisor for students' career planning. She has broad interests and experiences in the health care field, including hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians' offices.

Dr. Fremgen holds a nursing degree as well as a master's in health care administration. She received her Ph.D. from the College of Education at the University of Illinois. She has performed postdoctoral studies in Medical Law at Loyola University Law School in Chicago.

Dr. Fremgen is currently co-director of the Center for Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Suzanne S. Frucht is an Assistant Professor of Physiology at Northwest Missouri State University. She received a BA in Biological Sciences in 1975 and a BS in Physical Therapy in 1977, both from Indiana University. She worked full-time as a physical therapist in various health care settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, and home health from 1977 to 1991.

Dr. Frucht received a MS degree in Biological Sciences from NWMSU in 1987. Based on her health care experience and graduate degree, she was invited to teach Medical Terminology part-time in 1988. Discovering a love for the challenge of teaching at the college level she joined the NWMSU biology faculty full-time in 1991. While continuing to work full-time on the faculty she obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 1999.

Today, she teaches a varied course load including Medical Terminology, Basic Physiology and Anatomy, Human Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, and Histology. To remain up-to-date in health care she continues to work as a PT on an occasional basis and takes continuing education courses to maintain her physical therapy license.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Medical Terminology
Body Structure
Integumentary System
Musculoskeletal System
Endocrine System
Cardiovascular System
Lymphatic and Hematic (Blood) Systems
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Urinary System
Reproductive System
Nervous System
Special Senses: The Eye and the Ear
Special Topics
Appendix 537(16)
Text Glossary 553(54)
Index 607


TO THE STUDENTWelcome to the fascinating study of medical language--a vital part of your preparation for a career as a health professional. Throughout your career, in a variety of settings, you will use your understanding of medical terminology to communicate with other health professionals and patients. Employing a carefully constructed learning system,Medical Terminology: An Anatomy and Physiology Systems Approachis designed to guide you toward gaining a successful grasp of medical language, while giving you a real-world glimpse of its application in several professions.The book will introduce you to the basic rules for using word parts to form medical terms. The use of phonetic pronunciation throughout the book will help you to easily say a word by spelling out the word part according to the way it sounds. You will find the integrated approach will help you learn by applying medical terminology to anatomy and physiology content by body system. Throughout the text there are many features, as well as real-life photographs and illustrations to enhance your comprehension of the material. A variety of end-of-chapter exercises allow you to review and master the content as you go along. An interactive CD-ROM and online study guide come free with the text and provide additional reinforcement of what you have learned in each chapter. CHAPTER ORGANIZATIONINTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS Chapters 1 and 2 contain the information necessary for an understanding of how medical terms are formed. In Chapter 1, you will learn about word parts, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes, and general rules for building medical terms. You will also learn about terminology for medical records, managed care, and the different health care settings. Before the end-of-chapter activities begin, you will encounter the first of many new features in the text. "Professional Profile" boxes highlight different health professions and are intended to increase your knowledge of careers in the health care field. In Chapter 2, you will learn about terminology relating to the body structure, including organs and body systems. Here you will see another new feature, "Word Building" tables, which list medical terms and their respective word parts. Throughout each chapter are several "Med Term Tips" which are intended to stimulate your interest by describing quick facts about medical terms.ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY CHAPTERS Chapters 3-13 are organized by body system. Each chapter begins with an overview of the organs in the system and is followed by lists of combining forms, prefixes, and/or suffixes with their meanings. Chapters are divided into the various components of the system, and each subsection begins with a list of key medical terms. Key terms areboldfacedand pronounced the first time they appear in the narrative. Following the anatomy and physiology section is a word building table, as well as medical terms with pronunciations. For ease of learning, the medical terms are divided into four separate sections: vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and treatment procedures. Abbreviations and a list of key terms follow in the end-of-chapter material. For easy reference, there is a combination glossary and index at the end of the text with pronunciations and definitions of all of the terms in the text.PHARMACOLOGY CHAPTER Chapter 14 is a new chapter devoted to pharmacology. You will learn how different drugs are classified and how to administer drugs safely and effectively.SPECIAL TOPICS CHAPTER Chapter 15 contains timely information and appropriate medical terms relevant to the following medical specialties: emergency medicine, gerontology, radiology, oncology, rehabilitation services, surgery, mental health, and pediatrics. Knowledge of these topics is necessary for the well-rounded health care worker.APPENDICES The appendices contain h

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