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Medical Terminology: A Short Course

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.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4226-4


  • 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


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