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Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition

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Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition

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Read, write, and speak medical terms in no time with Leonard’s Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition. Ideal for one-semester courses and self-study, this clear, concise text covers disorders, diagnosis, and treatment with a strong focus on anatomy for an integrated discussion of each body system. Small bits of information are presented then immediately tested for comprehension using a combination of programmed and traditional review questions. With new case studies, terms, and photos, plus help from the companion Evolve site, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology provides you with simple tools for good communication in the health care environment.

    • Brief explanations and a focus on basic word-building skills make this text perfect for shorter, one- or two-credit medical terminology courses or self-study.
    • Moderate anatomy and physiology coverage offers just the right amount of anatomical information to support the terminology presented.
    • Programmed learning improves your comprehension by offering immediate feedback.
    • Review exercises integrated throughout lesson material enable you to test your knowledge and retention of material more frequently for quick reinforcement.
    • Medical reports with review exercises allow you to study terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting — and practice using terms in real-life situations.
    • Quick Tips located throughout the text provide fun facts and memory aids.
    • Student Evolve resources include games; activities; flash cards; animations, pharmacology, CAM, and genetics appendices; audio terms, and mobile quizzes and flash cards that offer additional opportunities to quickly gauge strong and weak areas in a fun, interactive environment.
      • NEW! 14 additional case studies with exercises let you practice medical terminology in context.
      • NEW! Elsevier’s Adaptive Learning (EAL) updated to accompany the text and provide an engaging, interactive learning experience that transforms textbook information into lasting knowledge.
      • NEW and UPDATED! Terms, definitions, and procedures keep you up-to-date with healthcare advances.
      • NEW! Photos and drawings illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly and consistently throughout the text.
      Part One: The Basics
      1. Simplified Medical Language
      2. Suffixes and Combining Forms Made Easy
      3. Essential Prefixes and More
      4. Diagnostic Procedures and Therapeutic Interventions
      5. The Body as a Whole
      Part Two: Body Systems
      6. Musculoskeletal System
      7. Circulatory System
      8. Respiratory System
      9. Digestive System
      10. Urinary System
      11. Reproductive System
      12. Integumentary System
      13. Nervous System and Psychologic Disorders
      14. Special Sensory Organs of the Peripheral Nervous System
      15. Endocrine System
      Part Three: Appendixes
      I. Medical Abbreviations
      a. Abbreviations and Their Meanings
      b. Finding Medical Abbreviations
      II. Word Parts
      a. Alphabetized Word Parts and Meanings
      b. English Terms and Corresponding Word Parts
      III. Answers to Exercises
      Peggy C. Leonard, BA, MT, MEd, Chesterfield, MO

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