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Medical Terminology Complete!, 2nd Edition

By Bruce S. Wingerd

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 2, 2012


This clear, concise, and conversational book teaches the most current and accepted language of healthcare, using a self-guided “programmed learning” approach that has helped thousands of students prepare for health careers. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY COMPLETE!, 2/e emphasizes the medical terms used most commonly by hospitals and clinics, while providing only essential information on anatomy and physiology. Discussions are supported by accurate and compelling illustrations and photographs throughout, including many new images. Questions are provided both within and after each chapter, and many medical reports and case studies are provided to enable students to apply what they’ve learned. This edition has been improved with even more sample reports and case studies; expanded coverage of sight and hearing; and robust interactive tools online.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Word Parts and Word Construction

2. Understanding Suffixes

3. Understanding Prefixes

4. The Human Body in Health and Disease

5. The Integumentary System

6. The Skeletal and Muscular Systems

7. Blood and the Lymphatic System

8. The Cardiovascular System

9. The Respiratory System

10. The Digestive System

11. The Urinary System

12. Reproductive System and Obstetrics

13. The Nervous System and Mental Health

14. The Special Senses of Sight and Hearing

15. The Endocrine System


Appendix A: Word Parts Glossary

Appendix B: Abbreviations

Appendix C: Pharmacology Terms

Appendix D: Word Parts for Describing Color, Number, and Plurals

Appendix E: Answers to Practice Exercises and Review



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