Learn to simplify complex medical terminology. Using a comprehensive, yet easy way to learn medical terms, Building a Medical Vocabulary, 10th Edition, introduces a step-by-step approach to effective communication in the healthcare environment. Beginning with commonly used medical terms, the text moves cleanly through more difficult vocabulary by adding new combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes. Small segments of material are immediately followed by fill-in exercises. Learning is also reinforced with Evolve resources such as interactive games, animations, and audio pronunciations. Organizing medical terms by body system, this text provides you with the building blocks for effective communication in the healthcare environment.
Introductory Chapters: Foundations of Medical Terminology 1. Building Medical Terms Starting with Medical Specialties 2. Diseases and Disorders: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Terms 3. Organization of the Body
Body Systems 4. Circulatory System 5. Respiratory System 6. Digestive System 7. Urinary System 8. Reproductive System 9. Musculoskeletal System 10. Nervous System 11. Peripheral Nervous System 12. Endocrine System 13. Integumentary System 14. Oncology
Appendices I. Medical Abbreviations II. Spanish-English Translation of Selected Terms III. Word Parts IV. Solutions to Review Exercises Bibliography and Illustration Credits Glossary/Index