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Exploring Medical Language

A Student-Directed Approach

Master the medical terminology you'll need for success with this easy-to-use, objective-based approach! Focused on medical terminology and vocabulary, Exploring Medical Language: A Student-Directed Approach, 8th Edition helps you understand complex medical terms using a proven step-by-step strategy, building each term from its foundation. With a logical, body-systems organization and engaging terminology exercises throughout, it's your key to communicating confidently and effectively with other health care professionals.

Paperback, 880 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07308-0


  • Part 1: Introduction to Word Parts and Human Body Structure
    Chapter 1 Introduction to Word Parts
    Chapter 2 Body Structure, Color, and Oncology
    Chapter 3 Directional Terms, Planes, Positions, Regions, and Quadrants P

    art 2: Body Systems
    Chapter 4 Integumentary System
    Chapter 5 Respiratory System
    Chapter 6 Urinary System
    Chapter 7 Male Reproductive System
    Chapter 8 Female Reproductive System
    Chapter 9 Obstetrics and Neonatology
    Chapter 10 Cardiovascular, Immune, and Lymphatic Systems and Blood
    Chapter 11 Digestive System
    Chapter 12 Eye
    Chapter 13 Ear 
    Chapter 14 Musculoskeletal System
    Chapter 15 Nervous System and Behavioral Health
    Chapter 16 Endocrine System

    Appendixes (Book)
    A. Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized According to Word Part
    B. Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized According to Definition
    C. Additional Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes
    D. Abbreviations E. Pharmacology Terms

    Appendixes (on Evolve)
    F. Health Care Delivery/Managed Care Terms
    G. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies
    H. Behavioral Health Terms
    I. Clinical Research Terms
    J. Nutrition Terms

    Illustration Credit



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