Medical Terminology: The Language of Health Care

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Williams & Wilkins, 1996 - Medicine - 533 pages

Now students can learn medical terminology in its proper context—in documenting patient care. The text teaches students APPLIED terminology, demonstrating exactly how medical terminology is used in the clinical practice setting. Willis’ Medical Terminology features COMPLETE records with patient history included. Completely unique, the fourth chapter teaches basic communication between professionals, including physician’s orders and prescriptions, plus..."Ancient Artifacts" with colorful etymologies and historical backgrounds for commonly used terms.

An entire chapter focuses on time management, sensory mnemonics, and using flash cards—information unique to this text. Helpful appendices include an index of term components, abbreviations and symbols, answers to exercises and a listing of commonly prescribed drugs.

In addition to the best medical terminology available for students, Willis’ Medical Terminology gives instructors a range of options for using the material:

  • The Text
  • The Instructor’s Guide
  • Pronunciation Audio Tapes
  • Overheads
  • Computerized Test Bank

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Getting Started
Basic Term Components
Fields of Medical Practice

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