Medical Terminology: A Short Course


  • Davi-Ellen Chabner, BA, MAT, Newton Centre, MA

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Based on Davi Chabner's effective learning methods, this book's straightforward approach omits time-consuming, nonessential information and focuses on helping you actively build a working vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies and vignettes throughout the book demonstrate how they're used in practice. With all this plus NEW animations and games on the companion CD, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3594-5

Table of Contents

1. Basic Word Structure

2. Organization of the Body

3. Suffixes

4. Prefixes

5. Medical Specialists and Case Reports

Appendix I Body Systems

Appendix II Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

Appendix III Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

Appendix IV Health Careers

Glossary of Medical Terms

Glossary of Word Parts

Glossary of English to Spanish Terms