Giving students the strongest possible baseline in medical terminology, along with the how and why it is used in documentation and basic coding, this is a vital text for all students taking courses in the area. It allows readers to use their knowledge immediately in any medical setting (including being a patient), in their workplaces, and in the journey to future careers.
Using a body systems approach to medical terminology, this textbook supports students to:
Accompanied by plentiful color illustrations and activities, as well as a companion website with resources for both instructors and students, this is a fresh and readable textbook.
1. Word Building 2. Systems, Directions & Numbers 3.Cells, Tissues & Pathology 4. Skin and Soft Tissue 5. The Skeleton 6. The Muscles 7. Nervous System & Psychiatry 8. Special Senses 9. Immune and Endocrine Systems 10. Blood and Lymphatic Anatomy and Terms 11. Cardiovascular System 12. Respiratory System 13. Gastrointestinal System 14. Renal System 15. Reproductive Systems & Genetics
Glossary & Pronunciation
Appendix A Singular and Plural Suffix List
Appendix B The Like, the Opposites, and the Very Close!