Mastering Healthcare Terminology - Spiral Bound, 3rd Edition

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Mastering Healthcare Terminology - Spiral Bound, 3rd Edition


Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in class and on the job with this popular, hands-on introduction to medical language! Mastering Healthcare Terminology, 3rd Edition (spiral-bound version) is a fun, engaging first step on your journey toward a successful healthcare career. Organized by body system, each chapter presents terms and definitions in small learning segments that make material easier to grasp, followed by exercises and review questions that test your understanding. Apply your knowledge using realistic case studies and patient records, and take your learning beyond the book with interactive games and exercises on an enclosed companion CD.
  • Detailed coverage reflects the most up-to-date medical language and introduces essential anatomical and physiological concepts.
  • A simple tabular format makes it easy to review and master related terms, word origins, and definitions all at once.
  • Integrated exercises provide immediate practice and review opportunities to reinforce your understanding.
  • Learning tools in each chapter outline content, objectives, precautions, and more to help you learn efficiently.
  • A convenient spiral binding makes it easier to complete exercises and review material.
  • Basic ICD-9 codes included within the text acquaint you with common coding classifications and provide a professional edge.
  • Anatomy and physiology terms are dissected into word parts for easier learning and memorization.
  • Sample patient information reflects the electronic medical record interface to familiarize you with the latest developments in healthcare record-keeping.
  • Integrated exercises provide immediate practice and review opportunities to reinforce your understanding.
  • Case studies put terms and sample patient medical records into a realistic context.
  • New diagnostic terms incorporated throughout the text keep you up to date with current diagnostic procedures you’ll encounter in practice.
  • Chapter One equips you to confidently begin building medical terms immediately.
  • A companion CD strengthens your understanding through new fun, interactive games including Whack-A-Word-Part and Medical Millionaire.
  • iTerms access enables you to download pronunciations and definitions to a portable media device and review terms anywhere you go. (Sold separately)
  • Worksheets and Wheel of Terminology game on the companion Evolve website offer engaging, online term-building practice.
1. Introduction to Healthcare Terminology

2. Body Structure and Directional Terminology

3. Musculoskeletal System

4. Integumentary System

5. Gastrointestinal System

6. Urinary System

7. Male Reproductive System

8. Female Reproductive System

9. Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems

10. Cardiovascular System

11. Respiratory System

12. Nervous System

13. Mental and Behavioral Health

14. Special Senses: Eye and Ear

15. Endocrine System

16. Oncology

Illustration Credits



A. Word Parts and Definitions

B. Definitions and Word Parts

C. Abbreviations

D. English-to-Spanish Translations

Answers to Exercise

Betsy J. Shiland, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CPHQ, CTR, AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academy Trainer
Assistant Professor
Allied Health Department
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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