The Language of Medicine - E-Book: Edition 11

Elsevier Health Sciences
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Bring medical terminology to life with Davi-Ellen Chabner's bestselling The Language of Medicine, 11th Edition! An illustrated, easy-to-understand approach presents medical terms within the context of the body’s anatomy and physiology, and in health and disease. With this proven resource, you’ll learn a working medical vocabulary built on the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Practical exercises and case studies make learning more interesting and demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. Take advantage of interactive activities, games, quizzes, and flash cards on the Evolve companion website, and you will be ready to communicate fluently in the clinical setting and succeed in your healthcare career.
  • Self-study text/workbook approach
  • reinforces learning every step of the way with a wide variety of exercises, labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and reviews, all organized by body systems with additional chapters on key areas of health care such as cancer and psychiatry.
  • Simple, clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you have little or no background in medicine or science.
  • More than 500 full-color illustrations depict the details of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, putting medical terms in the context of the structure and function of the body system.
  • Practical applications such as case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, and laboratory and x-ray reports demonstrate the use of medical terminology in the clinical environment.
  • Pronunciation of Terms at the end of each chapter include phonetic spellings and spaces to write the meanings of terms.
  • Abbreviations of terminology make it easy to learn the medical shorthand used in clinical practice.
  • Error-prone abbreviations list derived from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) list alerts you to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting.
  • Comprehensive glossaries and appendices serve as quick references for use in the classroom and on the job.
  • An Evolve companion website lets you practice word parts and building terms with interactive word games, learning exercises, an audio glossary with pronunciations of over 3,000 terms, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more.
  • NEW terms and procedures
  • keep you up to date with healthcare advances.
  • NEW pathology photos illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly, showing the conditions that you will see, code, or manage in healthcare settings.
  • NEW Hint feature provides helpful clues that assist with learning and retention of terminology.
  • NEW! Electronic healthcare records on the Evolve companion website allows you to practice working with today’s medical records.
  • NEW anatomic, pathologic and procedural animations on Evolve bring terminology to life and offer a 3D glimpse into the clinical world.
  • NEW medical reports audio on Evolve provides the aural practice you need to be able to understand medical terminology in clinical settings.
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Jan 21, 2016
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Pages
1064
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ISBN
9780323370837
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Dictionaries & Terminology
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This content is DRM protected.
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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 Diagnosis feature 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 Up at 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.
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