Medical Terminology: A Short Course

Other | December 27, 2013

byDavi-Ellen Chabner, Davi-ellen Chabner

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Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning methods,Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Editionomits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion Evolve website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

  • Simple, clear, non-technical explanationsdemystify medical terminology even if you've had little or no background in medicine or science.
  • Self-teaching text/workbook approachreinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book.
  • Full-color imagesillustrate anatomical and pathological terms.
  • UNIQUEPicture Showactivities, practical case studies, and vignettesdemonstrate real-life applications of medical terms.
  • Spotlightfeatureidentifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology.
  • Audio pronunciations and definitionshelp you pronounce terms correctly and commit their definitions to memory.
  • Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossarypresent Spanish terms used in the healthcare setting.
  • A companion Evolve websiteincludes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more.
  • First Personvignettesprovide personal narratives to help you understand diseases and conditions from a patient's perspective.
  • Principal Diagnosisfeatureshows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient's principal diagnosis.
  • Medical Terminology Check Upat the end of each chapter reinforces key concepts.
  • New and updated medical informationkeeps you current with today's healthcare terminology and includes new and re-drawn illustrations.

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Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning methods,Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Editionomits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered s...

Format:OtherDimensions:440 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323292127

ISBN - 13:9780323292122

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Word Structure Chapter 2. Organization of the Body Chapter 3. Suffixes Chapter 4. Prefixes Chapter 5. Medical Specialists and Case Reports Appendix I: Body Systems Appendix II: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures Appendix III: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Symbols, and Eponyms Appendix IV: Allied Health Careers A Mini-Dictionary: Glossary of Medical Terms Glossary of Word Parts Glossary of English-Spanish Terms