Medical Terminology Demystified

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December 8, 2005


Mixed media product, 400 pages

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0071461043 / 9780071461047


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Main description

There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects

Medical Terminology Demystified covers all the basic terms of disease and injury, abnormal anatomy and physiology, surgical techniques, drugs, and other therapies--in the context of real, practical health issues. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam.

Table of contents

Part 1: The Foundations of Medical Terminology Chapter 1: The Basic Ideas or "Hey! It's Greek (or Latin) to Me!" Chapter 2: Terms of Anatomy, Anesthesia, and Surgery Chapter 3: Terms of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Chapter 4: Terms of Therapy: Feeling Better! TEST: PART 1 Part 2: Cells and Body Defense Chapter 5: Terms of Diagnosis, Immunity, and the Lymphatic System Chapter 6: Terms Related to Disorders of the Cells and Body Tissue TEST: PART 2 PART 3: Bones and Muscles Chapter 7: Terms of Skeletal and Muscular Disorders, or "There's Too Much Trouble in This Joint!" TEST: PART 3 Part 4: Moving Our Blood and Air Chapter 8: Terms Related to Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessels Chapter 9: Terms Related to Disorders of the Respiratory System TEST: PART 4 PART 5: Our Body Senses Chapter 10: Terms Related to Disorders of the Glands and Skin Chapter 11: Terms Related to Disorders of the Nervous System and Special Senses TEST: PART 5 Part 6: Welcome to Life in the Land "Down Under"! Chapter 12: Terms Related to Disorders of the Digestive Tract Chapter 13: Terms Related to Pregnancy and Urogenital Disorders TEST: PART 6 FINAL EXAM ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND EXAM QUESTIONS

Author comments

Dale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is Professor of Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at Joliet Junior College. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's Biology Demystified, Anatomy Demystified, and Physiology Demystified. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine in the United States and has received numerous other international honors and awards for his writing and creative thinking.

Back cover copy

Talk the talk! Medical terms demystified

The first step toward working successfully in the booming allied health field, perhaps as a nurse, record keeper, or insurance biller -- or simply being able to take a more proactive role in your own healthcare -- is mastering the language. In Medical Terminology Demystified, Dr. Dale Layman -- a multi-award-winning educator -- gives you a fast, easy, and practical way to learn the terms medical professionals use to describe and deal with disease and injury, surgical techniques, drugs and other therapies, and more.

You needn't have been a star science pupil to benefit from this path-smoothing guide! Medical Terminology Demystified packs the perfect combination of learning tools. Work at your own comfortable pace with in-depth medical information described in easy-to-understand language, helpful icons, and hundreds of topic-clarifying illustrations. Fill-in-the-blank and exam questions and answers provide quick and handy learning "check-ups" so you can measure your progress.

If you want to achieve mastery of the medical field's concepts and defining terminology, here's the self-teaching course that does the job fast. Get ready to:

  • Learn all the proper terms used in the context of diagnosis...anesthesia and surgery...microbiology and infectious diseases...therapeutics
  • Acquire everyday familiarity with formal medical terminology related to the cell and lymphatic systems; skeletal and muscular systems; heart and blood vessels; respiratory system; glands and skin; neurologic and psychiatric disorders; eyes and ears; the digestive tract; the urogenital system
  • Understand and be able to use with confidence terms associated with fertilization, pregnancy, and birth
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Medical Terminology Demystified is a lively, effective shortcut to learning and using medical terminology like a pro!

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