Basic Medical Language

By

  • Myrna LaFleur Brooks, RN, BEd, Founding President of the National Association of Health Unit Clerks/Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, AZ
  • Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA, Faculty, Medical Assisting and Allied Health and Science Community College of Vermont Montpelier, Vermont

Focusing on basic word building skills, Basic Medical Language, 4th Edition provides the foundation of medical vocabulary you need to communicate with other health care team members. It explains a carefully selected group of suffixes, prefixes, and word roots to give you a basis for learning and understanding hundreds of medical terms. Clear, illustrated lessons present terms by body system, introducing word parts and providing exercises that ask you to define terms or combine word parts to create terms. Written by expert educators Myrna LaFleur Brooks and Danielle LaFleur Brooks, this text also simplifies medical terminology with online learning activities, games, and quizzes.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09654-6


Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Language, Body Structure, and Oncology
2. Directional Terms, Planes, Regions, and Quadrants
3. Integumentary System, Colors, and Plural Endings
4. Respiratory System
Time Out 1-4
5. Urinary System
6. Reproductive Systems
7. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
8. Digestive System
Time Out 5-8
9. Eye and Ear
10. Musculoskeletal System
11. Nervous System
12. Endocrine System
Time Out 9-12
Appendices
A: Word Parts Presented in Basic Medical Language
B: Abbreviations - Including Error-Prone Abbreviations List
C: Answers to Exercises
Appendices on Evolve
D: Additional Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes  NEW!
E: Electronic Health Record Terms  NEW!
F: Pharmacology Terms  NEW!
G: Behavioral Health Terms  NEW!
H: Dental Terms  NEW!
I: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies
J: Nutritional Terms  NEW!
K: Health Care Delivery Terms  NEW!