Mastering Healthcare Terminology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Mastering Healthcare Terminology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th 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, 4th Edition 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, easy-to-follow learning segments, followed by exercises and review questions that test your understanding. Apply your knowledge using realistic case studies and patient records, or take your learning beyond the book with interactive games and exercises on the companion website.

  • Integrated exercises provide immediate practice and review opportunities to reinforce your understanding.
  • Terms in table format – including word origin, definition and pronunciation – organize and present terms in an easy-to-learn format.
  • Anatomy and physiology coverage provides a solid foundation for future A&P study.
  • Easy-to-use spiral binding lays flat for working exercises.
  • Case studies help you relate healthcare terms and concepts to real-world patient encounters.
  • A&P word parts in margin columns help you learn and memorize word parts in context.
  • FREE iTerms audio pronunciations and definitions accompany games and review activities on the companion Evolve website.
  • Interactive games and activities on the companion Evolve website offer engaging online term-building practice.
  • More than 100 new illustrations clarify difficult material.

  • More electronic medical records with sample patient information equip you for the growing use of electronic record keeping.

  • Up-to-date medical terms and photos cover current healthcare procedures and interventions.

  • Revamped chapter reviews make studying more entertaining.

  • Games and activities on accompanying Evolve website offer you a fun and interactive way to practice building terms.

  • Bookmark guide with 50 of the most common word parts provides a quick reference tool for building and decoding terms.
  1. Introduction

  • Body Structure and Directional Terminology

  • Musculoskeletal System

  • Integumentary System

  • Gastrointestinal System

  • Urinary System

  • Male Reproductive System

  • Femal Reproductive System and Pregnancy

  • Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems

  • Cardiovascular System

  • Respiratory System

  • Nervous System

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Special Senses: Eye and Ear

  • Endocrine System

  • Oncology


    • Word Parts and Definitions

    • Definitions and Word Parts

    • Abbreviations

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


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