Synopses & Reviews
The process of learning medical terminology does not have to be intimidating. Written in easy-to-understand language and bursting with full-color illustrations, Medical Terminology for Health Professions, takes on the challenge of teaching you hundreds of difficult, unfamiliar terms...and succeeds! Chapter vocabulary lists and learning exercises alert you to key concepts, while the innovative "See and Say" pronunciation system ensures your ability to pronounce complex medical terms with ease. The Activity CD-ROM features the latest in interactive exercises and games to reinforce the material and engage you in the learning process. Each chapter ends with the new "Human Touch: Critical Thinking Exercise," a real-life scenario that will encourage you to discuss the current issues in medical care, think critically about difficult choices, and view patients are real people. Whether you are a student on your way to a career in a health-related occupation or a health-related professional looking to increase you skill base, this book will give you the knowledge you need to learn, understand, and apply medical terminology. Key Features: *Comprehensive Medical Terminology review includes study tips, additional practice opportunities, and a simulated final exam. *Appendices include a comprehensive list of word parts with definitions, an extensive list of abbreviations and meanings, and a quick reference glossary *Removable flash cards for use in suggested study games or as study aids *Increased emphasis on word parts promotes broader, more complete learning *Audio tapes and Online Course both available for use with this text *Appealing to individuals with learning difficulties and English as a second language users
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A proven and unique combination of learning principles and exercises, this widely respected book continues to get better! Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Fifth Edition, simplifies the process of learning hundreds of difficult, complex medical terms. The see and say pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are such an important aspect of learning medical terminology, mastery of these building blocks is emphasized throughout the book. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to specialty, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow.
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
Chapter 1 Introduction to Medical Terminology. Chapter 2 The Human Body in Health and Disease. 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: Prefixes, Word Roots (Combining Forms), and Suffixes. Appendix B: Abbreviations and Meanings. Appendix C: Glossary of Pathology, Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures. Index. Flash Cards