Medical Terminology: A Short Course

Medical Terminology: A Short Course

9th Edition - February 28, 2022
  • Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323479912

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Build a working medical vocabulary quickly with Chabner’s Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 9th Edition! Omitting time-consuming, nonessential information, this text helps you master the basics of medical vocabulary — including the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. A text/workbook format lets you practice and interact with medical terminology on almost every page through exercises, labeling, and pronunciations. Case studies and real-world vignettes demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the Evolve website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-read and understandable language allows you to quickly grasp and retain medical terminology even if you’ve had little or no background in biology or medicine.
  • Text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with exercises, diagram labeling, review sheets, and pronunciation practice throughout the book.
  • Full-color illustrations and photographs show parts of the body, diseases, conditions, and medical procedures.
  • Picture Show activities, medical case reports, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms.
  • First Person narratives help you to understand diseases and conditions from the patient’s perspective.
  • Principal Diagnosis feature shows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient’s principal diagnosis.
  • Medical Terminology Check Up at the end of each chapter reinforces your understanding of key concepts and easily confused terms.
  • Evolve website includes resources optimized for tablet use, and mobile-optimized versions of the flash cards and quick quizzes make it easier for on-the-go study and review.
  • Body Systems Challenge self-test assesses and reinforces your understanding at your own pace.

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 1: Body Systems
    Appendix 2: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
    Appendix 3: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Symbols, and Eponyms
    Appendix 4: Hot Topics NEW!

    Glossary 1: Mini-Dictionary
    Glossary 2: Glossary of Word Parts
    Glossary 3: Glossary of English-Spanish Terms

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2022
  • Published: February 28, 2022
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323479912

About the Author

Davi-Ellen Chabner

Affiliations and Expertise

Newton Centre, MA