The Terminology of Health and Medicine

The Terminology of Health and Medicine : A Self-Instructional Program

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This easy-to-use text contains a student-friendly presentation of the most commonly used terms, abbreviations, drugs, diseases, and disorders related to health and medicine. Organized into distinct learning frames, it follows a body systems approach arranged by medical/surgical specialty areas, and it is designed in a self-study format for students to learn and practice on their own.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 421 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 15.24mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130423335
  • 9780130423337

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An essential resource for anyone in a medical terminology course or in allied health, nursing, or biology programs, this self-study programmed resource presents the most commonly used terms, abbreviation, drugs, diseases, and disorders related to health and medicine. Arranged by body system' and medical-surgical specialty areas, it provides a basic method for acquiring the essentials needed to build a medical vocabulary with immediate feedback to the reader while allowing for review. FEATURES: Essential terminology with pronunciation keys and word elements.FREE integrated the book with study-guide style quiz questions and immediate tabulation of quiz results.Full-color art and design.More than 600 review exercises, abbreviations, and drugs and disorders.Case studies featuring Present History; Signs and Symptoms; Diagnosis; Treatment; Prevention; and Risk Factors.More tables, figures, and illustrations assist in comprehension.Explanation frames assist in applying facts about health and medicine throughout.Unit openings feature a chapter overview, and learning objectives, and include primary word elements.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction to Medical Terminology.

2. Organization of the Body.

3. The Integumentary System: Dermatology.

4. The Skeletal System: Orthopedics.

5. The Muscular System: Rheumatology and Orthopedics.

6. The Nervous System: Neurology and Neurosurgery.

7. Special Senses: Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology.

8. The Endocrine System: Endocrinology.

9. The Cardiovascular System: Cardiology.

10. Blood, Lymph, and the Immune System: Hematology and Immunology.

11. The Digestive System: Gastroenterology.

12. The Respiratory System: Pulmonary Medicine.

13. The Urinary System: Urology.

14. The Female Reproductive System: Gynecology and Obstetrics.

15. The Male Reproductive System: Urology.

Appendix A: Answer Key.

Appendix B: Glossary of Word Elements.

Appendix C: Abbreviations.

Appendix D: List of Tables and Figures Included in the Text Index.
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