The Language of Medicine with Animation CD-ROM


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

This market-leading text helps readers understand and learn complex medical terms by dividing them into their component parts, clearly explaining the meanings of these terms in the context of how the body works in health and disease. The text brings the language of medicine to life with a workbook format organized by body system, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care such as cancer and psychiatry. Anatomy and physiology sections are generously illustrated in full color and reinforced with exercises on combining forms in terminology and word parts. A NEW, bonus animation CD-ROM offers 30 narrated animations on relevant topics presented in the book. Visit to learn more!
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Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-3776-6

Table of Contents

1. Basic Word Structure

2. Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole

3. Suffixes

4. Prefixes

5. Digestive System

6. Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology

7. Urinary System

8. Female Reproductive System

9. Male Reproductive System

10. Nervous System

11. Cardiovascular System

12. Respiratory System

13. Blood System

14. Lymphatic/Immune System

15. Musculoskelatal System

16. Skin

17. Sense Organs: Eye and Ear

18. Endocrine System

19. Cancer Medicine (Oncology)

20. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

21. Pharmacology

22. Psychiatry

Word Parts to English Glossary

English to Word Parts Glossary



Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

Reference Ranges