Medical Terminology for Health Professions

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Cengage Learning, Sep 20, 2012 - Medical - 672 pages
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Use a proven combination of learning principles and exercises to make teaching medical terminology easier . Now in its 7th Edition, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts - the common prefixes, suffixes and root words -- to provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, the chapters begin with an overview of the terminology related to the body's structures and functions, then proceed through diseases and disorders, and finally diagnostic procedures and treatments. This helps students master the necessary language to describe how the human body works, what goes wrong with it, and how we treat it. Every chapter engages learners with the See and Say pronunciation system, interactive exercises, real life medical scenarios and critical thinking exercises. An updated art program includes illustrations that reflect the latest terms and procedures, and multi-cultural /multi-generational photos that accurately portray today's medical world. Built-in multimedia is included with the text on the StudyWare CD-ROM. This resource is packed full of activities that engage student with games, quizzes, animations, and an audio glossary ultimately helping students study , prepare for exams, and achieve success. Optional workbook and online courseware is also available.
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Contents

Introduction to Medical Terminology
1
The Human Body in Health and Disease
28
The Skeletal System
63
The Muscular System
99
The Cardiovascular System
129
The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
169
The Respiratory System
204
The Digestive System
237
Skin The Integumentary System
376
The Endocrine System
407
The Reproductive Systems
434
Diagnostic Procedures Nuclear Medicine and Pharmacology
471
Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review
507
Prefixes Combining Forms and Suffixes
531
Abbreviations and Their Meanings
549
Glossary of Pathology and Procedures
569

The Urinary System
274
The Nervous System
305
Special Senses The Eyes and Ears
344
Index
611
Flash Card
660
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About the author (2012)

Ann Ehrlich is an experienced teacher, professional author, and lifelong student. Considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology since 1988, she has written numerous books on such health topics as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema.

Carol L. Schroeder has been working for more than 15 years to find innovative ways to present medical terminology at a level appropriate for this text's students. Her background in technical writing, translating, and research is invaluable in continuously updating the content and in creating innovative activities and approaches--such as the Simplified Syllabus and Human Touch stories--to enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed.

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