The Language of Medicine, 10th Edition

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The Language of Medicine, 10th Edition


Bring medical terminology to life with Davi-Ellen Chabner's bestselling The Language of Medicine, 10th Edition! By presenting medical terms within the context of the body’s anatomy and physiology, and in health and disease, this proven resource makes it easy to learn a working medical vocabulary built on the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Practical exercises and case studies demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. Add an engaging student Evolve website with medical animations and videos, word games, flash cards, and more, and you’ll be ready to communicate confidently in the clinical setting and succeed in your healthcare career.

    • Simple, clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you have little or no background in medicine or science.
    • Practical applications such as case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, and laboratory and x-ray reports demonstrate the use of medical terminology in practice.
    • Self-study text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets.
    • Full-color illustrations depict anatomy, physiology, and pathology, putting medical terms in the context of the body’s structure and function.
    • Comprehensive glossaries and appendices serve as quick references for use in the classroom and on the job.
      • NEW! In Person narratives help you understand diseases and conditions from the patient’s perspective.
      • NEW! A Closer Look highlights particular conditions.
      • NEW! Images and photos illustrate difficult terms and procedures.
      • NEW! Terms and definitions keep you up to date with healthcare advances.
      • More Spotlights identify and clarify potentially confusing terminology.
      • Error-prone abbreviations list derived from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) list alerts you to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting.
      1. Basic Word Structure
      2. Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole
      3. Suffixes
      4. Prefixes
      5. Digestive System
      6. Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology
      7. Urinary System
      8. Female Reproductive System
      9. Male Reproductive System
      10. Nervous System
      11. Cardiovascular System
      12. Respiratory System
      13. Blood System
      14. Lymphatic and Immune Systems
      15. Musculoskeletal System
      16. Skin
      17. Sense Organs: The Eye and the Ear
      18. Endocrine System
      19. Cancer Medicine (Oncology)
      20. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
      21. Pharmacology
      22. Psychiatry


      • Medical Word Parts to English
      • English to Medical Word Parts

      Appendix I: Plurals

      Appendix II: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Eponyms, and Symbols

      Appendix III: Normal Hematologic Reference Values and Implications of Abnormal Results

      Appendix IV: Drugs

      Appendix V: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Terms

      Davi-Ellen Chabner, BA, MAT, Newton Centre, MA
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