An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care
A Self-Teaching Package
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|Format:||Paperback, 392 pages, 4th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||105 ills.|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 June 2006|
A knowledge of medical terminology is essential for employment in many health care professions. This attractive and easy to use self-teaching text provides a simple, interactive and comprehensive guide to the language of medicine. Following a brief introduction to the basic components of medical words, each unit deals with a different body system and follows a standard plan: word exercises; an anatomy exercise based on an illustration; a case history; medical notes; a word check; a self assessment. By breaking words into their component parts and applying knowledge through exercises and examples from patient care, the reader learns how words are formed and becomes familiar with the common roots and suffixes of medical words as well as how they will be encountered in practice. In addition the text provides a comprehensive glossary and a list of common abbreviations.
Table of Contents
How to use this book Introduction UNIT 1 Levels of organization UNIT 2 The digestive system UNIT 3 The respiratory system UNIT 4 The cardiovascular system UNIT 5 The blood UNIT 6 The lymphatic system and immunology UNIT 7 The urinary system UNIT 8 The nervous system UNIT 9 The eye UNIT 10 The ear UNIT 11 The skin UNIT 12 The nose and mouth UNIT 13 The muscular system UNIT 14 The skeletal system UNIT 15 The male reproductive system UNIT 16 The female reproductive system UNIT 17 The endocrine system UNIT 18 Radiology and nuclear medicine UNIT 19 Oncology UNIT 20 Anatomical position UNIT 21 Pharmacology and microbiology UNIT 22 Final self-assessment tests Answers to word exercises Answers to self-assessment tests Abbreviations Glossary
|Publisher: ||Churchill Livingstone|
|Dimensions: ||29.0 x 21.0 x 2.0 centimetres (1.14 kg)|