Building a Medical Vocabulary - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780323427944, 9780323480321

Building a Medical Vocabulary

10th Edition

with Spanish Translations

Authors: Peggy Leonard
Paperback ISBN: 9780323427944
eBook ISBN: 9780323480321
eBook ISBN: 9780323480307
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 19th October 2017
Page Count: 720

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Learn to simplify complex medical terminology. Using a comprehensive, yet easy way to learn medical terms, Building a Medical Vocabulary, 10th Edition, introduces a step-by-step approach to effective communication in the healthcare environment. Beginning with commonly used medical terms, the text moves cleanly through more difficult vocabulary by adding new combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes. Small segments of material are immediately followed by fill-in exercises. Learning is also reinforced with Evolve resources such as interactive games, animations, and audio pronunciations. Organizing medical terms by body system, this text provides you with the building blocks for effective communication in the healthcare environment.

Key Features

  • Healthcare Reports and case studies encourage you to apply your knowledge to job-like situations.
  • Programmed Learning sections allow you to actively participate in learning and get instant feedback on your progress.
  • Strong level of A&P coverage provides the background that you need to understand body systems in the context of medical terminology.
  • Thorough explanation of terms enhances your understanding by presenting vocabulary in the context of medical settings.
  • Be Careful with These caution boxes highlight important distinctions you need to make among terms that are similar in spelling and/or pronunciation.
  • List of key terms with pronunciations in each chapter provides you with a helpful review that coordinates with audio files on the Evolve companion website.
  • Comprehensive end-of-chapter reviews bring learning full circle and allow you to measure your learning against chapter objectives.
  • Glossary/Index makes it easy to find words and their definitions, and is great for final exam review.
  • Clear, conversational writing style makes reading and absorbing the material enjoyable.
  • Vocabulary list at the end of each chapter provides a quick review of important terms along with their pronunciations.
  • Bookmark pronunciation guide makes it easy to find pronunciations and may also be used to cover the answer column while working the programmed learning sections of the text.
  • Function first sections orient you to physiology and why each body system is important.
  • Spanish translations familiarizes you with common Spanish terminology that you are likely to encounter in the clinical environment.

Table of Contents

Introductory Chapters: Foundations of Medical Terminology
1. Building Medical Terms Starting with Medical Specialties
2. Diseases and Disorders: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Terms
3. Organization of the Body

Body Systems
4. Circulatory System
5. Respiratory System
6. Digestive System
7. Urinary System
8. Reproductive System
9. Musculoskeletal System
10. Nervous System
11. Peripheral Nervous System
12. Endocrine System
13. Integumentary System
14. Oncology

I.  Medical Abbreviations
II. Spanish-English Translation of Selected Terms
III. Word Parts
IV. Solutions to Review Exercises
Bibliography and Illustration Credits


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About the Author

Peggy Leonard

Affiliations and Expertise

Chesterfield, MO