Medical Terminology: An Anatomy and Physiology Systems Approach (2nd Edition)

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This book uses a consistent and logical system to help readers build their understanding of medical terminology as it relates to the human body. It also has a real-world focus that relates medical terminology to various health professions, thereby capturing the users' interest and providing information about potential future health careers. Facilitates comprehension through the use of charts and tables and online exercises. Each books comes with a free Cross-platform CD-ROM that offers a host of interactive study aids: practice tests, labeling exercises, word building, spelling bee, flashcards, and audio glossary. Each body system chapter is organized in the same format and includes important subtopics related to the system presented such as anatomy and physiology, word building, vocabulary, pathology, procedures, diagnostic/lab tests and abbreviations. Special Topics chapter (15) presents medical terminology specific to various healthcare industries. There is a new Pharmacology chapter (14). Med Term Tips—brief scenarios and hints interspersed throughout—maintain readers' interest by providing quick facts about medical terminology. Pharmacology terms representing the 200 most commonly prescribed drugs in the country have been added to each body systems chapter (3-14). Medical Terminology reference book for those in various healthcare professions.

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Medical Terminology An Anatomy and Physiology Systems Approach
Second Edition

A consistent, logical format combined with a true-to-life portrait of medical terminology in the health field make this text the ideal for presenting essential information in a way that will gain interest. Appropriate in all medical terminology courses, it uses full-color photographs, figures, and illustrations of actual procedures to facilitate understanding. Text exercises combined with a comprehensive technology package provide a broad spectrum of practice and review opportunities. Features include:

  • A New refined and consistent organization - working in the same format, each chapter includes important subtopics including: anatomy and physiology, word building, vocabulary, pathology, procedures, diagnostic/lab tests and abbreviations.
  • New end-of-chapter Chart Note Transcription Exercises - critical thinking patient scenarios that focus on utilizing medical terminology in medical reports.
  • New Professional Profile Boxes - highlights of real-life career opportunities pertaining to each chapter's discussions.
  • A New Special Topics Chapter -presents the medical terminology specific to healthcare industries.
  • New Word Building - demonstrates how definitions can be reasoned out by translating individual word parts.
  • A New Chapter on Pharmacology.
  • Case Studies - scenarios complete with critical thinking questions.

For complete utilization of resources check out the NEW comprehensive technology package that accompanies this text!

  • Student CD-ROM - packaged FREE with every text - Hosting a variety of interactive study aids, this cross-platform CD-ROM includes practice tests, labeling exercises, word building, spelling bee, flashcards, and an audio glossary.
  • Companion Website: www.prenhall.com/fremgen - Visit this online study aid and find objectives, an audio glossary, chapter challenge, and "check your progress" exercises.
  • Online Courses in BlackBoard, WebCT, and CourseCompass platforms.

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About the Author:

Bonnie F. Fremgen, Ph.D., is a former associate dean of the Allied Health Program at Robert Morris College. She has taught medical law and ethics courses as well as clinical and administrative topics. In addition, she has served as an advisor for students' career planning. She has broad interests and experiences in the health care field, including hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians' offices.

Dr. Fremgen holds a nursing degree as well as a master's in health care administration. She received her Ph.D. from the College of Education at the University of Illinois. She has performed postdoctoral studies in Medical Law at Loyola University Law School in Chicago.

Dr. Fremgen is currently co-director of the Center for Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Suzanne S. Frucht is an Assistant Professor of Physiology at Northwest Missouri State University. She received a BA in Biological Sciences in 1975 and a BS in Physical Therapy in 1977, both from Indiana University. She worked full-time as a physical therapist in various health care settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, and home health from 1977 to 1991.

Dr. Frucht received a MS degree in Biological Sciences from NWMSU in 1987. Based on her health care experience and graduate degree, she was invited to teach Medical Terminology part-time in 1988. Discovering a love for the challenge of teaching at the college level she joined the NWMSU biology faculty full-time in 1991. While continuing to work full-time on the faculty she obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 1999.

Today, she teaches a varied course load including Medical Terminology, Basic Physiology and Anatomy, Human Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, and Histology. To remain up-to-date in health care she continues to work as a PT on an occasional basis and takes continuing education courses to maintain her physical therapy license.

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