Medical Terminology: A Short Course - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781437734409, 9781455755141

Medical Terminology: A Short Course

6th Edition

Authors: Davi-Ellen Chabner Davi-Ellen Chabner
eBook ISBN: 9781455755141
eBook ISBN: 9780323292122
eBook ISBN: 9781455711642
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 28th October 2011
Page Count: 440

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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.

Key Features

  • Simple, clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you've had little or no background in medicine or science.
  • Self-teaching text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book.
  • Full-color images illustrate anatomical and pathological terms.
  • UNIQUE Picture Show activities, practical case studies, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms.   

  • Spotlight feature identifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology.

  • Audio pronunciations and definitions help you pronounce terms correctly and commit their definitions to memory.

  • Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossary present Spanish terms used in the healthcare setting.

  • A companion Evolve website includes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more.

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Davi-Ellen Chabner

Affiliations and Expertise

Newton Centre, MA

Davi-Ellen Chabner

Affiliations and Expertise

Newton Centre, MA