Synopses & Reviews
A proven and unique combination of learning principles and exercises, this highly acclaimed book continues to get better! Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Sixth Edition, simplifies the process of learning hundreds of complex medical terms. The See and Say pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are integral to learning medical terminology, mastery of these "building blocks" is emphasized in every chapter. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to the specialists, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow. Learning Exercises in each chapter offer a variety of formats that require written answers. Writing terms reinforces learning and provides practice to help master spelling and enhance comprehension.
About the Author
Ann Ehrlich is an experienced teacher, professional author and life-long student. She has written numerous books on health topics such as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema, and has been considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology since 1988. Carol L. Schroeder has been working over 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 new activities and approaches, such as the Simplified Syllabus, to enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed.
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology Chapter 2: The Human Body in health and Disease Word Part Review Chapter 3: The Skeletal System Chapter 4: The Muscular System Chapter 5: The Cardiovascular System Chapter 6: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems Chapter 7: The Respiratory System Chapter 8: The Digestive System Chapter 9: The Urinary System Chapter 10: The Nervous System Chapter 11: Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears Chapter 12: Skin: The Integumentary System Chapter 13: The Endocrine System Chapter 14: The Reproductive Systems Chapter 15: Diagnostic Procedures and Pharmacology Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review Appendix A Appendix B Flash Cards