Medical Terminology with Human Anatomy

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KEY BENEFIT: The fourth edition of the popular book provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of medical terminology. Arranged by body systems and specialty areas, this book makes learning medical terminology easy and interested by presenting important prefixes, roots, and suffixes as they relate to each specialty area or system. Completely updated and revised, this new edition includes full-color illustrations, chapter outlines and objectives, and features designed to make the book even more use-friendly, such as Terminology Spotlights. The package also includes 4 audio cassettes that aid in the pronunciation and understanding of the medical terms. Students in all health-related fields, nursing students, medical secretaries.

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Jane Rice. I would like for you to close your eyes and go back in time with me. To a time before most of you were born. The year is 1947 and I am a little girl with brown hair that is braided into pigtails. I am very shy and afraid-for, you see, I am in the second grade and I cannot read. Not one little word. The teacher discovered this and made me sit on a tall metal stool in front of the classroom with a dunce cap on my head. Still to this day, I get very nervous when I have to get up in front of a crowd of people.

My mother taught me to read because back then, there were no special classes for children with learning disabilities. I did not learn "phonetics," but memorized everything. I still have trouble pronouncing words, but I can tell you all you want to know about a medical word.

After the death of two brothers, my father, and the impending death of my mother, I prayed for something else to do, something that would help take away the pain and the hurt. In 1982 my prayers were answered with a most precious gift: Medical Terminology with Human Anatomy, which was first published in September of 1985.

I owe so much to God and my best friend and husband, Charles Larry Rice. Larry helps me in all that I do. We have a lovely adopted daughter, Melissa, who came into our lives 34 years ago when she was 3 weeks old. She has blessed us with a son-in-law, Doug, and five precious grandchildren: Zachary, Benjamin, Jacob, Mary Katherine, and Elizabeth Ann.

Although I am now retired, I had a wonderful teaching career. Because of my childhood experiences I became a caring and devoted teacher. As Medical Assisting Program Director at Coosa Valley Technical Institute, I developed the original curriculum for the medical assisting program and taught my favorite subject, medical terminology, for 29 years. I am grateful to my many wonderful students who taught me so much and touched my life with their unique qualities.

Jane Rice, RN, CMA-C

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The fifth edition of Medical Terminology with Human Anatomy continues its tradition of excellence with a new and refreshed approach to covering all aspects of medical terminology.

Over the years, this book has helped thousands gain a firm grasp of the challenging, yet exciting, new language of medicine. This revised edition embraces the philosophy that has made the book so successful, and incorporates fresh new features that will be sure to engage readers of all learning styles. There are two driving goals of this text:

  1. To teach students how to build medical terms by using word parts, and
  2. To teach the basics of anatomy and physiology.


  • Medical Terminology with Human Anatomy's unique word building approach has been further strengthened, and pathology has been highlighted in new and exciting ways: The terminology and vocabulary sections that were present in the 4th edition have been updated and rearranged into one feature entitled Building Your Medical Vocabulary, so that students can learn about terms that are built from word parts concurrently with vocabulary words. This more logical approach groups each important term by relevance in a single study list. The list is alphabetical, which is important because words with common prefixes follow each other, thereby creating a repetition that aids learning. Words listed in black are shown with their component word parts, while words in pink represent vocabulary terms that are not build from word parts. Pronunciations are provided for all terms.
  • This section is followed by Pathology Spotlights and Pathology Checkpoints—new features that embody our initiative to fortify the pathology content in this edition. Pathology Spotlights highlight 4-6.conditions related to the chapter content, with artwork and links to media as well as the CD-ROM. Pathology Checkpoints provide the student with a concise list of the pathology terms they have encountered in the chapter. Students may check off those terms that they understand, and go back and review any that are not clear.
  • Nearly 75 new illustrations and photos have been added to highlight important areas of the text.
  • The Spanish component of the text has been removed and will now be included, along with French and German, as part of a Terminology Translator feature on the free CD-ROM (found at the back of the text). This Terminology Translator provides an innovative tool to translate medical words into Spanish, French, and German.
  • A free CD-ROM is included with every text, and provides a wide variety of interactive activities such as labeling, word building, spelling, multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and a variety of quiz games. An audio pronunciation glossary is included, along with a custom flashcard generator on the CD-ROM, that allows students to select glossary terms and print out flashcards for any or all terms for study. Finally, pathology concepts come alive with the presentation of one feature video per chapter that correlates to selected content in the Pathology Spotlight sections of the text.


The fifth edition of Medical Terminology with Human Anatomy is still organized by body systems and specialty areas, with the component parts of medical words presented as they relate to each system of the body and specialty area. Prefixes and suffixes are repeated throughout the text, while word roots and combining forms are presented according to the system or specialty area to which they relate. Once the material in Chapters 1 and 2 has been mastered, the student should know approximately 87 prefixes, 68 roots/combining forms, and 77 suffixes. To build a medical vocabulary, all the student has to do is recall the word parts that they have learned and link them with the new component parts presented in each chapter. This word-building technique, while not complicated, is different from other terminology texts that have students learn prefixes, roots, combining forms and suffixes as separate entities generally not related to the terminology of a body system. It is much easier to learn component parts directly associated with a body system or specialty area and this is the key to the time-proven approach of Medical Terminology with Human Anatomy.


  • Chapter Outlines and Objectives. These appear at the beginning of each chapter. The outlines identify the organizational content of the chapter. The objectives state the learning concepts that should be obtained by the learner.
  • A Full Color Art Presentation. Art provides visual references of diseases, disorders, and/or conditions. Color photographs are strategically placed throughout the text.
  • Full Color Illustrations. Beautiful anatomy and physiology illustrations give the student access to essential diagrams of the human body. This is a perfect complement to the discussion of the anatomy and physiology overview in Chapters 2-16.
  • Anatomy and Physiology Overview (Chapters 2-16). Comprehensive coverage of the structure and function of the body with full-color art and tables.
  • Life Span Considerations. Presents interesting facts about the human body as it relates to the child and the older adult.
  • Building Your Medical Vocabulary—NEW! This section provides the foundation for learning medical terminology. By connecting various word parts in an organized sequence, thousands of words can be built and learned. In this text the word list is alphabetized so one can see the variety of meanings created when common prefixes and suffixes are repeatedly applied to certain word roots and/or combining forms. Words shown in pink are additional words related to the content of the chapter that are not built from word parts. These words are included to enhance the student's vocabulary. Each medical word has a pronunciation guide directly under it.
  • Terminology Translator—NEW! This feature, found on the free CD-ROM, provides an innovative tool to translate medical words into Spanish, French, and German. In our multicultural society, it is becoming more and more important that students be able to communicate in a variety of languages.
  • Pathology Spotlights—NEW! This feature provides an in-depth focus on diseases and conditions related to the topic of the chapter. Presented are current findings in medicine along with interesting facts about the various medical conditions that are spotlighted.
  • Pathology Checkpoint—NEW! This feature provides a concise list of pathology-related terms that the student has seen in the chapter. The student should review this checklist to make sure they are familiar with the meaning of each term before moving on to the next section.
  • Drug Highlights. Presents essential drug information that relates to the subject of the chapter.
  • Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests. Provides a snapshot of current tests and procedures that are used in the physical assessment and diagnosis of certain conditions/diseases.
  • Abbreviations. Selected abbreviations with their meanings are included in each chapter. These abbreviations are in current use and directly associated with the subject of the chapter.
  • Study and Review. Provides the student with the opportunity to write in or identify correct answers for questions that relate to each section of the chapter.
  • Case Studies. Highlight a disease, disorder, and/or condition that relates to the subject of the chapter. A synopsis of a patient's visit to a physician is presented with present history, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Case study questions follow the synopsis, and answers are provided at the back of the text.

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Rice, Jane
Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts (1985)
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