The Terminology of Health and Medicine

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

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For courses in Medical Terminology. 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.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 421 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 15.24mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised 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 website--www.prenhall.com/rice--compliments 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.show more

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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.show more

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