Veterinary Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition
Reader-friendly and organized by body system, Veterinary Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition helps students quickly gain a solid understanding of veterinary terminology. Essential word parts and terms are presented in the context of basic anatomy, physiology, and disease conditions, enabling students to immediately apply new terminology to practical clinical situations. This new edition features learning exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce content and test students’ knowledge, challenging them to go beyond simple memorization and become fluent in the language of veterinary medicine. Updated coverage includes advancements in the vet tech field, new medications, treatments of today’s most prevalent diseases, and the latest procedures in orthopedics. With additional online material that reinforces the text, this third edition is an essential resource for helping students learn the medical terms and basic principles of veterinary medicine.
- A logical body-systems approach and consistent chapter format help students find information quickly and learn more effectively.
- UNIQUE! Goals and objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students focus their study time and check their recall and understanding of key facts and terminology.
- Over 200 illustrations clearly demonstrate key anatomy and physiology concepts and terminology.
- Helpful appendices in text provide information on chemical symbols and elements and common veterinary medical abbreviations.
- A complete glossary of word parts gives students quick access to the spelling and meaning of every prefix, suffix, root, and combining form covered in the book.
- Presentation of anatomic, physiologic, and/or pathophysiologic concepts and principles in all chapters enhances your students’ ability to quickly apply newly learned terms.
- Self-test exercises at the end of each chapter allow students to thoroughly review content.
- NEW! Coverage of the latest advancements in the vet tech field, include all-new drugs, today’s most prevalent diseases, and state-of-the-art procedures in orthopedics.
- NEW and UNIQUE! Learning exercises at the end of each chapter test your students’ knowledge and challenge them to use newly learned terms.
1. Fundamentals and Applied Directional Terminology
2. Body Building: Applied Atomic, Molecular and Cellular Terminology
3. Applied Terminology for Blood, Lymphatics and Immunity
4. Applied Musculoskeletal Terminology
5. Applied Cardiovascular and Respiratory Terminology
6. Applied Urinary Terminology
7. Applied Digestive Terminology
8. Applied Terminology for the Integumentary System
9. Applied Reproductive Terminology
10. Applied Endocrine Terminology
11. Applied Terminology for Neurology and Special Senses
12. Applied Terminology for Pharmacology
Appendix A: Chemical Symbol-Element Cross Reference
Appendix B: Case Study Answer Keys
Appendix C: Table of Introductory Terms
Dawn E. Christenson, LVT, Instructor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI