This text helps readers understand and learn complex medical terms by dividing them into their component parts, clearly explaining the meanings of these terms in the context of how the body works in health and disease. Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels. The Language of Medicine brings medical terms to life with a text/workbook format organized by body systems, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care, such as cancer + psychiatry. Spotlights focus on easily confused terms and concepts. Presents medical terms in the context of anatomy and physiology, following a logical body-system chapter organization. Medical experts have extensively reviewed all chapters for accuracy. Format uses a variety of exercises + activities to reinforce and build on the information students learn. Explanations of clinical procedures, laboratory tests, and abbreviations related to each body system or medical specialty show medical terminology in practice. Pronunciation of Terms list at the end of each chapter provides phonetic spellings + spaces to write the meanings of terms. A wealth of exercises within each chapter and at the end of each section challenge readers to test their understanding of material. New icons facilitate navigation within the chapters + add visual interest.Line drawings have been newly rendered in a rich new color palette with a more three-dimensional look. The latest medical advances are incorporated throughout, such as stem cell research, c-reactive protein, sentinel node biopsy, + molecular targeted drugs. Four new case studies have been added to the Practical Applications sections in the cardiovascular + blood system chapters. A controlled substances table is included in the chapter on pharmacology. Bones and their common names are presented in a new table. A complementary and alternative medicine appendix provides information on popular therapies.
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Book Description W.B. Saunders Company, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0721611842