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Medical Terminology Demystified

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ISBN-10: 0071461043

ISBN-13: 9780071461047

Edition: 2006

Authors: Dale Layman

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This text covers the basic terms of disease and injury, abnormal anatomy and physiology, surgical techniques, drugs, and other therapies - in the context of real, practical health issues.
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Dale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular Professor of Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as "Biology Demystified" and "Physiology Demystified, " two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine in the United States, and has received many other international honors and awards for his writing, teaching, and highly creative thinking. Dr. Layman has more than 28 years of experience in the biological sciences.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Foundations of Medical Terminology
The Basic Ideas, or "Hey! It's Just Greek (or Latin) to Me!"
Background and History
Early Medical Laws: The Code of Hammurabi
Healing, Not Hurting: Enter the Ancient Greeks and Asclepius
The Greek Foundation of Modern Medicine: Hippocrates
Physiology and Galen
Vesalius: The Founder of Modern Anatomy
Diseases, Injuries, and Therapies
"So, Just Where Do We Put Our 'Memory Pills'?"
Medical Terms and Word Parts
Word Dissection or Analysis
Word Translation
Word Building or Synthesis
Summary of Word Parts
The Magic of the Combining Vowel: "A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down!"
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 1
Terms of Anatomy, Anesthesia, and Surgery
Background and History
Trephination: One of the Earliest Forms of Surgery Was "Hole-istic Medicine"!
John Hunter: The Father of Scientific Surgery Had Night Visits from Grave Robbers!
William Morton: Anesthesia Gets "Real"
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 2
Answers for Chapter 2 Summary Tables
Terms of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Background and History
Development of the Microscope: The Tiny Becomes Visible
Pathogenic Macroscopic (Gross) Organisms
Pathogenic Fungi: They're Not All Just Mushrooms!
Summary Overview of Infectious Diseases
Medical Case History: Histoplasmosis-It's from the Birds!
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 3
Answers for Chapter 3 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Terms of Therapy: Feeling Better!
Background and History
Caring Hands of Nurses Bring Therapy
Some Major Types of Therapy
The Special World of Chemotherapy
Medical Case History: Drug Addiction and Severe Accidental Overdose
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 4
Answers for Chapter 4 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Test: Part 1
Cells and Body Defense
Terms of Diagnosis, Immunity, and the Lymphatic System
Background and History
An Overview of Immunity
The World of Diagnosis: Taking Stock When Immunity Fails
Important Tools and Techniques Used for Making Diagnoses
The Ultimate Challenge: Finding the "Cause"
Medical Case History: Suddenly Stricken with Tonsillitis
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 5
Answers for Chapter 5 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Terms Related to Disorders of the Cells and Body Tissues
Background and History
The Two Size-Worlds of Anatomy
Biological Order and Clinical Health
Normal A&P of the Human Cell
Normal A&P of the Body Tissues
Biological Disorder and Morbidity
Cellular Pathology and Tissue Necrosis
Medical Case History: Terminal Lung Cancer in a Chronic Smoker-A Bad Dream of Hyperplasia
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 6
Answers for Chapter 6 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Test: Part 2
Bones and Muscles
Terms of Skeletal and Muscular Disorders, or "There's Too Much Trouble in This Joint!"
Background and History
The Skeletal System and Its Organs
Disorders of Bones and Joints
The Muscular System and Its Organs
Disorders of Skeletal Muscles
Medical Case History: Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint in an Injured Runner
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 7
Answers for Chapter 7 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Test: Part 3
Moving Our Blood and Air
Terms Related to Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessles
Background and History
General Components of the Vascular Network
The One-Way Circulation: Valves Tell the Story
Ligation for Control of Blood Loss
Important Parameters of Cardiovascular Function
Aspects of the Blood Pressure
The Coronary Arteries and "Heart Attacks"
Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
The Blood and its Disorders
The Hematocrit and Erythrocytes (RBCs)
The Buffy Coat
The Blood Plasma and Serum
Medical Case History: A Stubborn Dad Suffers Repeated "Small Heart Attacks"
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 8
Answers for Chapter 8 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Terms Related to Disorders of the Respiratory System
Background and History
An Overview of the Respiratory System
The Upper Respiratory Tract
Some Disorders of the Upper Respiratory Tract
What Comes After the Trachea? The Lower Respiratory Tract!
Normal versus Abnormal Types of Pulmonary Ventilation
Gas and the Guillotine: The Saga of Antoine Lavoisier
Medical Case History: An Emergency Tracheotomy to Treat Airway Obstruction
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 9
Answers for Chapter 9 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Test: Part 4
Our Body Senses
Terms Related to Disorders of the Glands and Skin
Background and History
Overview of the Integumentary System (Skin)
The Skin and Its Disorders
Glands and Hormones
Medical Case History: Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Shock
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 10
Answers for Chapter 10 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Terms Related to Disorders of the Nervous System and Special Senses
Background and History
The Brain and Its Organic Problems
Some Neuroses and Psychoses
Philippe Pinel Unchains the Insane
Spinal Cord Disorders
Some Disorders of Vision and Hearing
Medical Case History: Cerebrovascular Accident and Aphasia
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 11
Answers for Chapter 11 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Test: Part 5
Welcome to Life in the Land "Down Under"!
Terms Related to Disorders of the Digestive Tract
Background and History
The Five Major Functions of the Digestive Tract
Major Organs of the Digestive Tract
Summary of Digestive Tract Anatomy
A Detailed Look at the Stomach
Digestive Upsets as Disturbances in Body Acid-Base Balance
Medical Case History: An Attack of Acute Appendicitis
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 12
Answers for Chapter 12 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Terms Related to Pregnancy and Urogenital Disorders
Background and History
Our Urinary System: The Critical Kidney Connection
Urine Formation
The Urinary Pathway
Some Urinary Disorders
The Genital (Reproductive) System
Some Male Reproductive Disorders
Ova and Their Pathway to Pregnancy
Pregnancy versus Birth
Some Disorders of Pregnancy and Birth
Medical Case History: Modern-Day Toxemia of Pregnancy
A Final Farewell
Quiz
Memory Pillboxes for Chapter 13
Answers for Chapter 13 Summary Tables
Answers to Probe of Case History
Test: Part 6
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions
Index