Focused on the basic word analysis skills you need for medical terminology, Basic Medical Language, 3rd Edition includes a carefully selected group of suffixes, prefixes, and word roots to give you a foundation for recognizing and communicating medical terms. A combination of body system lessons, anatomy presentations, and introductions to word parts reinforce basic word building skills. Plus, you can take charge of your learning with the companion CD packaged with the text and an online audio program for additional practice.
Beginning with word parts and moving on to whole words, the systematic presentation equips you to recognize and define new words as you encounter them.
A variety of learning exercises tests your knowledge and provides instant feedback on your progress.
The Abbreviations tables include the most common medical abbreviations you’ll encounter in the healthcare setting.
Review sections within each lesson reinforce your learning.
Consistent organization and pacing of lessons steadily build your knowledge and vocabulary.
Coverage of every body system ensures you have all the basic medical terminology content you need.
FYI boxes include practical and interesting information to spark your curiosity.
Over 200 flash cards printed on card stock and bound with the book provide a portable way to study.
At-a-Glance sections provide a quick review to help you get the most out of each lesson.
New illustrations and diagnostic images show the latest developments in the clinical environment.
Exercises like Interact with Medical Documents and others help you understand and use terms with the documents you’ll use in practice.
Outline/Objectives highlight the most important information for each chapter.
Icons throughout the text direct you to the companion CD to enhance your learning experience.
Two new games, updated activities, and animations on the companion CD reinforce your learning and provide additional background for pathologies and procedures in the text.
The online audio program ensures proper pronunciation of terms.
Approx. 150 illustrations
Approx. 150 illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am taking a medical terminology course and had to get this book. However two months ago when I was buying books the bookstore at my school, they had me buy the wrong book. Of course my class starts this last Wednesday night and I find out that the book I had was for the next level class. So, I take it back to the bookstore and they have the audacity to tell me not only were they not going to buy the book back but they also didn't have anymore copies of the book I did need. So in a panic I jumped on amazon and low and behold they have it. I ordered at 9:30 Wednesday night and got it 3:30 Thursday afternoon. I was really impressed. On top of the wonderful serviced I received through amazon it is also a really good book with lots of resources, it provides you the ability to learn a good chunk of information in a small amount of time. Overall really good buy.
I received the textbook in an appropriate amount of time but after going through it, realized that there were 30 pages missing. Since this was the case it should have been advertised and I feel as if I payed more for a product that was advertised incorrectly. The seller was unwilling to give a refund due to my contact being "too late to do anything". I'm not saying that this book is bad but beware from whoever you buy from and make sure that you flip through and make sure that all the pages are there. The CD and flashcards are also very helpful if you end up getting the book with those resources.
This book is great if you are learning medical terminology. The repetition is a terrific study tool and the book is very easy to navigate through. It comes with flash cards and a DVD...haven't looked at the DVD yet but I will. Flash cards are extremely helpful.
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