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Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning methods, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion Evolve website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.
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 I: Body Systems Appendix II: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures Appendix III: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Symbols, and Eponyms Appendix IV: Allied Health Careers A Mini-Dictionary: Glossary of Medical Terms Glossary of Word Parts Glossary of English-Spanish Terms