With brief explanations and a focus on word building skills, Basic Medical Language, 5th Edition provides the foundation you need to confidently communicate with other health care team members. This basic medical vocabulary text explains a carefully selected group of suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms to give you the basis for recognizing and defining hundreds of medical terms. Clear, illustrated lessons present terms by body system, introducing word parts and providing review exercises that ask students to define terms or combine word parts to create terms. This text also reinforces learning with all-new case studies, images, and exercises –and carefully crafted Evolve resources.
1. Introduction to Medical Language, Body Structure, and Oncology 2. Directional Terms, Planes, Regions, Positions, and Quadrants 3. Integumentary System, Colors, and Plural Endings 4. Respiratory System 5. Urinary System 6. Reproductive Systems 7. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems 8. Digestive System 9. Eye and Ear 10. Musculoskeletal System 11. Nervous System and Behavioral Health 12. Endocrine System
Appendices A: Word Parts Used in Basic Medical Language B: Abbreviations, Including Error-prone Abbreviation List C: Answers to Exercises