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Medical Terminology for Health Professions / Edition 8

Medical Terminology for Health Professions / Edition 8

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Emphasizing current, relevant, "need-to-know" terms that will help you succeed in the health care field, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8E simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts common prefixes, suffixes and root words to provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, chapters begin with an overview of the terminology related to the body's structures and functions, proceed through diseases and disorders, and end with diagnostic procedures and treatments. A proven combination of learning principles and exercises helps you master the language necessary to describe how the human body works, what goes wrong with it, and how it is treated. An updated art program features the latest terms and procedures as well as multi-cultural/multi-generational photos that accurately portray the opportunities available in today's medical field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781305634350
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 51,198
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ann Ehrlich, who founded this series in 1988, was an experienced teacher, professional author and lifelong student. Considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology, she wrote numerous books on such health topics as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema.

Carol L. Schroeder has 20 years of experience in finding innovative ways to present medical terminology at a level appropriate for this text's readers. 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 -- that enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed.

Laura Ehrlich, a registered nurse, enjoys the fast-paced, challenging environment of the emergency department as well as the knowledge that her skills save lives. She excels at explaining medical terminology to patients and training other nurses on new procedures, equipment and technology.

Katrina Smith is a registered dietitian who trained and works at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard Teaching Hospital. After finishing her dietetic internship at Simmons College, she completed the prestigious LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health) Fellowship in the adolescent department at Boston Children's Hospital. Currently she is a clinical dietitian in the adolescent clinic there, specializing in the nutritional care of teenagers with HIV, eating disorders, elevated body weight and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She also writes guides and blogs for the Center for Young Women's Health and runs a small private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction to Medical Terminology. 2. The Human Body in Health and Disease. Word Part Review. 3. The Skeletal System. 4. The Muscular System. 5. The Cardiovascular System. 6. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems. 7. The Respiratory System. 8. The Digestive System. 9. The Urinary System. 10. The Nervous System and Mental Health. 11. Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears. 12. Skin: The Integumentary System. 13. The Endocrine System. 14. The Reproductive Systems. 15. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology. Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review. Appendix A: Word Parts. Appendix B: Abbreviations. Appendix C: Glossary of Pathology and Procedures. Flash Cards.

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