Medical Terminology : A Living Language

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-06-22
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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DYNAMIC TOOLS FOR A LIVING LANGUAGE! Medical Terminology is vital to our careers, our health, and our lives. This text demonstrates how medical terminology is a dynamic and relevant contributor to the world around us. CAREER APPLICATIONS Professional Profile boxes begin each chapter and highlight health care career options. NEW Professional journal exercises concluding each chapter challenge students to write sentences from the perspective of different health professionals. Med Term Tips in every chapter pique student interest by presenting quick, useful facts they can use in their careers. ACCURACY AND CONSISTENCY Eye-catching, accurate photographs and illustrations bring body systems and diseases to life underscoring that medical terminology is a living, dynamic language. Pathology sections are integrated to bring a greater context for the terminology. Word Building tables emphasize building words rather than rote memorization. MULTIMEDIA CD-ROM (packaged free with every text) contains over a dozen types of learning activities for each chapter including a flashcard generator, an audio pronunciation glossary, videos, animations, interactive exercises, and games that quiz students on spelling, word-building concepts, and anatomy. Companion Website ( www.prenhall.com/fremgen ). A text-specific, interactive online workbook that features a variety of quizzes along with an automatic scoring and feedback function. An audio pronunciation glossary and case studies are also included.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xviii
Reviewersp. xxii
About the Authorsp. xxiii
Introduction to Medical Terminologyp. 2
Body Structurep. 22
Integumentary Systemp. 50
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 82
Cardiovascular Systemp. 128
Blood and the Lymphatic and Immune Systemp. 164
Respiratory Systemp. 198
Digestive Systemp. 232
Urinary Systemp. 268
Reproductive Systemp. 294
Endocrine Systemp. 334
Nervous Systemp. 364
Special Senses: The Eye and the Earp. 396
Special Topicsp. 432
Appendixp. 484
Chapter Review Answersp. 499
Text Glossaryp. 507
Indexp. 561
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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: A Living Languageis designed to guide you toward gaining a successful grasp of medical language, while giving you a real-world glimpse of its application within many different health care 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 this 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 and 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 CDROM and online study guide come free with the text and provide additional reinforcement of what you have learned in each chapter. The CD-ROM also includes the pronunciation of each bold term found in the text. Chapter OrganizationEach chapter begins with a Professional Profile feature that gives you a brief glimpse into the training and duties of a specific health career. Every chapter also begins with learning objectives that present the chapter goals and an outline to give you a quick overview of the chapter's contents. Introductory ChaptersChapter 1 contains information necessary for an understanding of how medical terms are formed. This includes learning about word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes, and general rules for building medical terms. You will also learn about terminology for medical records and the different health care settings. In Chapter 2, you will learn about terminology relating to the body structure, including organs and body systems. Here you will first encounter a feature found in each remaining chapter, Word Building tables, which list medical terms and their respective word parts. Throughout each chapter are also Med Term Tips, which are intended to stimulate your interest by describing quick facts about medical terms. Anatomy and physiology ChaptersChapters 3 through 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. The anatomy and physiology section is divided into the various components of the system, and each subsection begins with a list of key medical terms. Key terms are boldfaced and accompanied by a pronounciation guide the first time they appear in the narrative. A Word Building table and medical terms with pronunciations follow each anatomy and physiology section. For ease of learning, the medical terms are divided into four separate sections: vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures. The new terms presented in the chapter are completed in a pharmacology and abbreviations section. The chapter review section includes a wide variety of exercises that both test your understanding and challenge you to apply the terms you have learned. Special Topics ChapterChapter 14 contains timely information and appropriate medical terms relevant to the following medical specialties: pharmacology, mental health, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, surgery, and oncology. Knowledge of these topics is necessary for the well-rounded health care worker. AppendicesThe appendices contain helpful reference lists of word parts

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