Exploring Medical Language, 11th Edition
Master medical terms on your terms! A combination text/workbook, Exploring Medical Language, 11th Edition provides exercises that make it easy to build an understanding of medical terminology. Organized by body system, medical terms are divided into two categories: 1) Words built from word parts, and 2) Words NOT built from word parts. Fun and engaging exercises help you first learn word parts and then learn how to combine the parts into full medical terms that make sense. For more practice, you can visit an Evolve website with games, activities, flashcards, and practice exams. From well-known educators Danielle LaFleur Brooks, Myrna LaFleur Brooks, and Dale Levinsky, this learning package helps you gain fluency in medical language and communicate clearly in the health care setting.
- Comprehensive coverage of medical terminology creates a distinction between terms built from word parts, which are usually based on Greek or Latin, and those terms NOT built from word parts, which are based on eponyms, acronyms, or terms from modern language.
- Systematic presentation provides a foundation of word parts (prefix, suffix, word root, and combining vowel), then builds words by combining the parts.
- Case studies ask you to interpret medical terms used in medical records and to translate everyday language into medical language.
- Full-color illustrations encourage you to apply the meaning of word parts by labeling anatomical figures.
- Abbreviations tables introduce abbreviated medical terms related to chapter content, and are supplemented with exercises, flashcards, and practice quizzes.
- Reviews of word parts and terms provide the practice you absolutely need to define, pronounce, and spell medical terminology.
- More than 400 flashcards allow you to review word parts whenever and wherever you want.
- Interactive exercises and games on the Evolve website provide endless opportunities to practice building, hearing, and spelling terms.
- Medical Terminology Online (MTO) provides accessible, interactive exercises and supplementary content in a course companion to help you master the medical terminology presented in the text. With Elsevier Adaptive Learning accessible within the modules, MTO allows you to learn faster by delivering content precisely when it’s needed, and it constantly tracks your performance! Available separately.
- NEW! Organization of word part tables in each chapter allows you to learn body systems in any order.
- NEW! Clinical note-taking exercises provide practice with how to convert common symptoms into correct medical terminology.
1. Introduction to Medical Language and Online Learning
2. Body Structure, Color, and Oncology
3. Directional Terms, Planes, Positions, Regions, and Quadrants
4. Integumentary System
5. Respiratory System and Introduction to Diagnostic Procedures and Tests
6. Urinary System
7. Male Reproductive System
8. Female Reproductive System
9. Obstetrics and Neonatology
10. Cardiovascular, Blood, Lymph and Immune
11. Digestive System
14. Musculoskeletal System
15. Nervous System and Behavioral Health
16. Endocrine System
Appendix A: Answer Keys
Appendix B: Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized by Word Part
Appendix C: Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized by Definition
Appendix D: Abbreviations
Appendix E: Pharmacology Terms
Appendix F: Additional Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Appendix G: Health Care Delivery Terms
Appendix H: Integrative Medicine Terms
Appendix I: Behavioral Health Terms
Appendix J: Clinical Research Terms
Appendix K: Nutrition Terms
Appendix L: Dental Terms
Appendix M: Health Information Technology (HIT) Terms
Myrna LaFleur Brooks, RN, BEd, Founding President of the National Association of Health Unit Clerks/Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, AZ, Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA, Faculty, Medical Assisting and Allied Health and Science
Community College of Vermont
Montpelier, Vermont and Dale M Levinsky, MD, Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine