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Language of Medicine

ISBN-10: 1416034927
ISBN-13: 9781416034926
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This market-leading text helps readers understand and learn complex medical terms by dividing them into their component parts, clearly explaining the meanings of these terms in the context of how the body works in health and disease. Terminology and  More...

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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1056
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.720
Language: English

This market-leading text helps readers understand and learn complex medical terms by dividing them into their component parts, clearly explaining the meanings of these terms in the context of how the body works in health and disease. Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy-to-understand manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels. The Language of Medicine brings medical terms to life with a text/workbook format organized by body systems, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care, such as cancer and psychiatry. Anatomy and physiology sections are generously illustrated in full color and reinforced with exercises on combining forms and word parts. Spotlights focus on easily confused terms and concepts. Presents medical terms in the context of anatomy and physiology, following a logical body-system chapter organization. Clearly explains the material in simple, non-technical language, making the information accessible even to students with little or no previous medical or scientific background. Medical experts have extensively reviewed all chapters for accuracy. Practical applications keep students engaged and focused, such as Case Scenarios and Practical Applications that offer case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, and laboratory and x-ray reports. Text/workbook format uses a variety of exercises and activities to reinforce and build on the information students learn. Explanations of clinical procedures, laboratory tests, and abbreviations related to each body system or medical specialty show medical terminology in practice. Pronunciation of Terms list at the end of each chapter provides phonetic spellings and spaces to write the meanings of terms. An audio glossary of over 3,000 terms on CD-ROM strengthens learning through auditory reinforcement while encouraging correct pronunciation. A wealth of exercises within each chapter and at the end of each section challenge readers to test their understanding of material. New icons facilitate navigation within the chapters and add visual interest. Colorful new page layout is designed to hold students interest. Line drawings have been newly rendered in a rich new color palette with a more three-dimensional look. New Medical Scramble activity presents scrambled terms for the student to decipher a fun way to improve spelling accuracy and knowledge of terms. The latest medical advances are incorporated throughout, such as stem cell research, c-reactive protein, sentinel node biopsy, and molecular targeted drugs. Four new case studies have been added to the Practical Applications sections in the cardiovascular and blood system chapters. A controlled substances table is included in the chapter on pharmacology. Bones and their common names are presented in a new table. Expanded coverage of diagnostic tests and procedures, such as: virtual colonoscopy; urinalysis; breast ultrasound and MRI; photo-selective vaporization of the prostate; new methods for managing arrhythmias; PET of the lung; coverage of multiple myeloma; CD4 lymphocyte count; irradiation, photon therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery; abnormal involuntary movement scale (AIMS). A complementary and alternative medicine appendix provides information on popular therapies. Icons in the text direct students to extra information on procedures and terms on the companion CD.

Basic Word Structure
Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole
Suffixes
Prefixes
Digestive System
Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology
Urinary System
Female Reproductive System
Male Reproductive System
Nervous System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Blood System
Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Musculoskeletal System
Skin
Sense Organs: The Eye and the Ear
Endocrine System
Cancer Medicine (Oncology)
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Pharmacology
Psychiatry
Glossary
Medical Word Parts-English
English-Medical Word Parts
Plurals
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
Normal Hematologic Reference Values and Implications of Abnormal Results
Drugs
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Terms

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