Introducing Exploring Medical Language, 9th Edition: an innovative learning resource that helps you master medical terminology on your terms. At the heart of Exploring Medical Language is the student-friendly worktext, which gradually helps you build an understanding of medical terminology by first introducing you to word parts and then combining the parts into full medical terms that make sense. Add print and electronic flashcards, engaging interactive games, on-the-go audio reinforcement, and an extensive arsenal of other student-friendly learning tools, and you have everything you need to become fluent in medical terminology in no time!
Integrated online learning tools
offer a variety of unique ways to master medical terminology:
interactive games and activities
anatomy and physiology tutorials
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 firstintroducing 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.
New to this Edition
NEW! Quick Quizzes
offer gradable and email-able assessments to help you quickly gauge yourunderstanding of key chapter concepts and terms.
UPDATED! More electronic health records and sample patient information prepare you for the growing use of EHRs in healthcare settings.
UPDATED! New terms and abbreviations reflect the latest advances in technology and the healthcare delivery system.
IMPROVED! New and updated drawings and photos keep you ahead of current technologyand healthcare processes.
NEW! Pageburst eBook interactive features help you improve your understanding of medical terminology with immediate feedback.
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
Illustration Credits Bibliography
By Myrna LaFleur Brooks, RN, BEd, Founding President of the National Association of Health Unit Clerks/Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, AZ and Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA, Faculty, Medical Assisting and Allied Health and Science
Community College of Vermont