Decipher complicated medical terms by recognizing and finding the meanings of individual word parts.
Distinguish between commonly misunderstood medical terms (e.g., ureter vs. urethra, or para vs. peri).
Become familiar with common diagnostic tests and procedures and why they are ordered.
Access information on medical abbreviations, symbols, acronyms, and professional designations.
Understand the basics of surgical instruments, terminology, and technology.
Identify the top 100 prescription drugs and their uses.
Quickly access the top 100 diagnoses and associated procedures.
Find the definitions of complementary and alternative medicine terms.
Recognize specialized terms used in medical records. Review body systems anatomy with full-color illustrations.Adds a new section on eponyms —words based on or derived from a person’s name.
Adds a new section on Major Diagnostic Categories & Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG). Includes updates corresponding to those in the Language of Medicine, 9th Edition, by Davi-Ellen Chabner.
Self-teaching text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book.
Full-color images illustrate anatomical and pathological terms.
UNIQUE Picture Show activities, practical case studies, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms. Spotlight feature identifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology. Audio pronunciations and definitions help you pronounce terms correctly and commit their definitions to memory. Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossary present Spanish terms used in the healthcare setting. A companion Evolve website includes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more.First Person vignettes provide personal narratives to help you understand diseases and conditions from a patient's perspective.
Principal Diagnosisfeature shows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient's principal diagnosis.
Medical Terminology Check Upat the end of each chapter reinforces key concepts. New and updated medical information keeps you current with today's healthcare terminology and includes new and re-drawn illustrations.
Text/workbook combination facilitates valuable independent study opportunities through labeling exercises, pronunciation tests, and review sheets.
Practical case studies, vignettes, and exercises familiarize you with real-life applications of terminology.
Full-color images reinforce anatomical and pathophysiological terms. Pronunciation of Terms list at the end of each chapter breaks down terms phonetically to help you master proper pronunciations.Medical report exercises in each chapter utilize chart notes, histories, and reports to give you practice working with realistic documents.
Additional pathology photos clarify terminology and help you identify medical conditions you may encounter in practice.
Updated content reflects the latest advances in digestive system operative procedures, the human genome project, normal values for tests in practical applications, and muscle function.
The companion CD tests your ability to identify terms by their pronunciation and provides a fun, engaging way to review terms through games, study tips, photographs, video clips, and animations. A companion Evolve website enables you to assess your understanding with quizzes for each chapter that provide immediate feedback to help you identify specific areas for review.
IMPROVED! Evolve resourcesare now optimized for tablet use, and mobile-optimized versions of the flash cards and quick quizzes make it easier for on-the-go study and review.