Building a Medical Vocabulary

with Spanish Translations


  • Peggy Leonard, BA, MT, MEd, Chesterfield, MO

The language of medicine is complex, but learning it doesn’t have to be. Using a conversational writing style and a logical, programmed approach, Building a Medical Vocabulary with Spanish Translations, 8th Edition starts with common words you hear everyday and adds new root words, prefixes, and suffixes to introduce you to key medical terminology. Additionally, this valuable text comes with a wealth of engaging review tools - such as interactive games, sound files, and Programmed Learning sections - to enhance your understanding of textbook terms and principles, polish your pronunciation skills, and help you get comfortable communicating in the language of health care.

Paperback, 715 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2784-5

  • Introductory Chapters

    1. Tools for Building Medical Terms

    2. Building on Familiar Terms

    3. Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Surgical Terms 

    4. Diseases and Disorders

    5. Prefixes

    6. Organization of the Body

    7. Body Fluids and Immunity

    Body Systems Chapters

    8. Circulatory System

    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 by Chapter


    I. Medical Abbreviations
    II. Enhancing Spanish Communications
    III. Word Parts
    IV. Solutions to Review Questions


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