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.
A Color Atlas of Human Anatomycontains 43 pages of clearly labeled drawings for easy A&P review and reference.
Over 56,000 comprehensive, authoritative, high-quality definitions— including expanded definitions for selected entries, particularly major diseases, disorders, and procedures — offer the latest information on pathophysiology, treatment and interventions, and nursing care.
23 appendixes— 13 in the dictionary and 10 on the companion Evolve website — offer quick access to useful reference information, such as lab values, symbols and abbreviations, language translation guides, pharmacology, infection control standards, conversion tables, and clinical calculations.
A strict, common-sense alphabetical organizationwith no subentries makes it easy to find key terms and definitions. NEW! Over 300 new and updated illustrations visually clarify key definitions and reflect current health care practice and equipment. NEW! Approximately 11,000 new and revised definitions reflect the latest developments in health care, drugs, and nursing terminology. NEW! Editor Marie O’Toole, EdD, RN, FAAN lends her expertise to this new edition, reviewing and revising all definitions and assembling a team of leading consultants and contributors.
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.