Basic Medical Language

Other | August 7, 2013

byMyrna LaFleur Brooks, Myrna Lafleur Brooks, Danielle LaFleur Brooks...EditorMyrna Lafleur Brooks

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Focusing on basic word building skills,Basic Medical Language, 4th Editionprovides the foundation of medical vocabulary you need to communicate with other health care team members. It explains a carefully selected group of suffixes, prefixes, and word roots to give you a basis for learning and understanding hundreds of medical terms. Clear, illustrated lessons present terms by body system, introducing word parts and providing exercises that ask you to define terms or combine word parts to create terms. Written by expert educators Myrna LaFleur Brooks and Danielle LaFleur Brooks, this text also simplifies medical terminology with online learning activities, games, and quizzes.

  • Over 200 flash cardspackaged free with the text make it easier to memorize terms.
  • Clear, conversational approachmakes it easier to learn and understand medical terminology.
  • Integrated exercisestest your knowledge and provide instant feedback on your progress.
  • Time Outreview sectionsare included after every four chapters to provide the opportunity to review material at regular intervals.
  • Evolve resourcesinclude activities, games, an audio program, a 5,000-term English/Spanish med term glossary, and gradable, e-mailable quizzes.
  • FYIboxesoffer practical information and interesting med term facts.
  • NEW terms and definitionskeep you up to date with the latest healthcare procedures and advances.
  • NEW electronic health record documentsprovide exposure to the EHRs you will encounter in practice.
  • NEW and updated illustrationsshow difficult terms and procedures more clearly.
  • NEW! Gradable exercises on the Evolve companion websiteallow quick assessment of your understanding and can be easily e-mailed to instructors.
  • NEW list of error-prone abbreviationsidentifies abbreviations that should NOT be used in the clinical setting.

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Focusing on basic word building skills,Basic Medical Language, 4th Editionprovides the foundation of medical vocabulary you need to communicate with other health care team members. It explains a carefully selected group of suffixes, prefixes, and word roots to give you a basis for learning and understanding hundreds of medical terms. C...

Format:OtherDimensions:432 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 7, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323277675

ISBN - 13:9780323277679

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Language, Body Structure, and Oncology
2. Directional Terms, Planes, Regions, and Quadrants
3. Integumentary System, Colors, and Plural Endings
4. Respiratory System
Time Out 1-4
5. Urinary System
6. Reproductive Systems
7. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
8. Digestive System
Time Out 5-8
9. Eye and Ear
10. Musculoskeletal System
11. Nervous System
12. Endocrine System
Time Out 9-12
Appendices
A: Word Parts Presented in Basic Medical Language
B: Abbreviations - Including Error-Prone Abbreviations List
C: Answers to Exercises
Appendices on Evolve
D: Additional Combining Forms, Prefixes, and SuffixesNEW!
E: Electronic Health Record TermsNEW!
F: Pharmacology TermsNEW!
G: Behavioral Health TermsNEW!
H: Dental TermsNEW!
I: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies
J: Nutritional TermsNEW!
K: Health Care Delivery TermsNEW!