Quick & Easy Medical Terminology - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781437708387, 9781455755165

Quick & Easy Medical Terminology

6th Edition

Authors: Peggy Leonard Peggy Leonard
eBook ISBN: 9781455755165
eBook ISBN: 9780323292559
eBook ISBN: 9781437708356
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th March 2010
Page Count: 446

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Make learning medical terminology faster and more fun with Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 6th Edition! Featuring CDs with interactive games and audio pronunciations, this book helps you begin reading, writing, and speaking medical terms in the shortest time possible. Small chunks of information are always followed immediately by exercises, so students will be learning "every minute!" The many puzzles, activities, and games make it easier to understand and remember terminology. Written in a clear, conversational style by Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd, this book gives you the tools to communicate effectively in the health care environment.

Key Features

  • A companion CD reinforces learning with fun, interactive exercises, including medical reports and Hear It/Spell It exercises.
  • Two audio CDs let you listen to correct pronunciations of medical terms and encourage you to pronounce each term aloud.
  • A flexible, body systems organization lets you go through the material in any order after completing the orientation chapters, making it easy to coordinate your study with other courses such as anatomy and physiology.
  • The programmed learning approach presents content in small blocks called 'frames' that allow you to learn the content and get immediate feedback on your progress before proceeding.
  • Diverse learning styles are accommodated by a wide variety of exercises -- labeling diagrams, writing terms, choosing pronunciation accents, recognizing misspelled terms, matching word parts, interpreting terms within health reports, and categorizing terms.
  • Unique! A conversational writing style makes the book more readable and enjoyable.
  • Unique! Thorough explanations of terms help you understand and remember the material by presenting terminology in a medical context.
  • A consistent format to body systems chapters uses categories to simplify the learning of terms, with each chapter including function; structure; diseases, disorders, and diagnostic terms; and surgical and therapeutic interventions.
  • Healthcare reports and case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to real-life situations.
  • A review of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body systems chapter provides a context for understanding the medical terminology.
  • Drug information is integrated into the body systems chapters, with detailed information on specific drugs on CD.
  • Caution boxes alert you to confusing terms.
  • Spanish translations of key terms are listed in each chapter to help you communicate with Hispanic patients; glossaries are included in the appendix.
  • Comprehensive end-of-chapter reviews correspond to the learning objectives at the beginning of the chapter.
  • A bookmark includes a quick-reference guide to pronouncing terms plus a list of pronunciation symbols.
  • A companion Evolve website includes study tips, electronic flashcards, Body Spectrum coloring pages, an English/Spanish glossary, learning activities that include Spanish term exercises, updates, and links to related sites.

Table of Contents

Section I: Orientation

1. Simplified Medical Language

2. Suffixes and Combining Forms Made Easy

3. Essential Prefixes and More

4. Diagnostic Procedures and Therapeutic Interventions

5. The Body as a Whole

Section II: Organization of the Body and Body Systems

6. Musculoskeletal System

7. Circulatory System

8. Respiratory System

9. Digestive System

10. Urinary System

11. Reproductive System

12. Integumentary System

13. Nervous System and Psychologic Disorders

14. Endocrine System

Section III: Review Chapter

Review of Chapters 1-14

Section IV: Appendixes

I. Medical Abbreviations

II. Finding Medical Abbreviations

III. Pharmacology by Erinn Kao, PharmD

IV. Spanish Pronunciation of Selected Terms

V. Translation of Selected Spanish Terms

VI. Glossary of Word Parts

VII. Word Parts -- English to Greek or Latin

VIII. Answers to Exercises


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About the Author

Peggy Leonard

Affiliations and Expertise

Chesterfield, MO

Peggy Leonard

Affiliations and Expertise

Chesterfield, MO