The perfect text for a shorter medical terminology course, Basic Medical Language, 6th Edition provides the foundation you need to confidently communicate with other members of your health care team. This basic medical vocabulary text focuses on building word skills by explaining a carefully selected group of suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms to provide the basis for recognizing and defining hundreds of medical terms. Clear, illustrated lessons present terms by body system, introducing word parts and providing review exercises that ask you to define terms or combine word parts to create terms. The new edition of this text also reinforces what you've learned with case studies, images, exercises and carefully crafted Evolve resources.
1. Introduction to Medical Language, Body Structure, and Oncology 2. Directional Terms, Planes, Regions, Positions, and Quadrants 3. Integumentary System, Colors, and Plural Endings 4. Respiratory System 5. Urinary System 6. Reproductive Systems 7. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems 8. Digestive System 9. Eye and Ear 10. Musculoskeletal System 11. Nervous System 12. Endocrine System
Appendices A: Word Parts Used in Basic Medical Language B: Abbreviations, Including Error-prone Abbreviation List C: Answers to Exercises
Community College of Vermont
LaFleur Brooks, Myrna Founding President of the National Association of Health Unit Clerks/Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, AZ.
Levinsky, Dale M Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine