Medical Terminology: A Short Course


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

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning methods, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion Evolve website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.
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Book information

  • Published:
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4226-4

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Word Structure
Chapter 2. Organization of the Body
Chapter 3. Suffixes
Chapter 4. Prefixes
Chapter 5. Medical Specialists and Case Reports
Appendix I: Body Systems
Appendix II: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Appendix III: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Symbols, and Eponyms
Appendix IV: Allied Health Careers
A Mini-Dictionary:
Glossary of Medical Terms
Glossary of Word Parts
Glossary of English-Spanish Terms