Exploring Medical Language

9th Edition

A Student-Directed Approach


  • Print ISBN 9780323113403

Key Features

  • Integrated online learning tools offer a variety of unique ways to master medical terminology:
    • interactive games and activities
      • electronic flashcards
      • anatomy and physiology tutorials
      • career videos
      • quizzes
      • 5,000-term English/Spanish glossary
  • Clinical case studies and medical reports encourage critical thinking and information application.
  • More than 400 flashcards provide immediate review material.
  • Systematic book organization gradually builds your understanding of medical terminology by first introducing you to word parts and then combining the parts to build the terms.
  • Margin boxes detail important information such as medical terminology facts and tips, historical information, weblinks, and complementary and alternative medicine terms.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Word Parts and Human Body Structure
1. Introduction to Medical Language and Online Learning
2. Body Structure, Color, and Oncology
3. Directional Terms, Planes, Positions, Regions, and Quadrants

Part 2: Body Systems
4. Integumentary System
5. Respiratory System and Introduction to Diagnostic Procedures and Tests
6. Urinary System
7. Male Reproductive System
8. Female Reproductive System
9. Obstetrics and Neonatology
10. Cardiovascular, Immune, and Lymphatic Systems and Blood
11. Digestive System
12. Eye
13. Ear
14. Musculoskeletal System
15. Nervous System and Behavioral Health
16. Endocrine System

Appendixes (Print Only)
A. Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized According to Word Part
B. Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized According to Definition
C. Abbreviations
D. Pharmacology Terms

Appendixes (Evolve)
E. Additional Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes
F. Health Care Delivery Terms
G. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies
H. Behavioral Health Terms
I. Clinical Research Terms
J. Nutrition Terms
K. Dental Terms
L. Health Information Technology Terms

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