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Building a Medical Vocabulary - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

with Spanish Translations

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Build the medical vocabulary skills you need for success in health care with this engaging resource. With an active learning approach ideal for use in the classroom or for self-study, this comprehensive, yet approachable, text establishes basic terms and progressively introduces new root words, prefixes, and suffixes with a unique building-block format that encourages you to learn as you write and speak new terms. Concepts are presented in small, manageable segments accompanied by chapter exercises and review questions that help you understand medical terms and ensure effective communication in the health care field.

Book, 712 Pages

Published: February 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3598-3


  • Introductory Chapters: Foundations of Medical Terminology

    1. Tools for Building Medical Terms

    Word Building, Word Parts, Forming Plurals, and Pronunciation

    2. Medicine and its Specialties

    Using Combining Forms to Build Terms about Medical Specialties

    3. Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Terms

    Using Suffixes to Build Medical Terms

    4. Diseases and Disorders

    Using Suffixes to Build Terms about Diseases and Disorders

    5. Prefixes

    Using Prefixes, Suffixes and Combining Forms to Build Medical Terms

    6. Organization of the Body

    The Body’s Organizational Scheme, Anatomic and Directional Terms, Body Regions & Cavities

    7. Body Fluids and Immunity

    Cellular Needs, Blood and its Terminology, and the Immune System

    Body Systems

    8. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

    9. Respiratory System

    10. Digestive System

    11. Urinary System

    12. Reproductive System

    13. Reproduction and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    14. Musculoskeletal System

    15. Nervous System and Psychological Disorders

    16. Integumentary System

    17. Endocrine System


    18. Review of All Chapters


    I. Chapter Pharmacology
    Erinn Kao, Pharm D

    II. Medical Abbreviations

    III. Enhancing Spanish Communication
    English-Spanish Translation of Selected Terms
    Spanish-English Translation of Selected Terms
    Communication Quick Reference for Spanish-Speaking Clients

    IV. Genetics

    V. Conversion Tables

    VI. Solutions to Review Exercises

    VII. Word Parts
    Alphabetized Word Parts and Meanings
    English Words and Corresponding Word Parts




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