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Medical Terminology: The Language of Health Care [Paperback]

Marjorie Canfield Willis CMA-AC

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March 31 2005 0781745101 978-0781745109 2

With this powerful resource, you will master the intricacies ofappliedmedical terminology through the real-world context of the medical record, which will teach you exactly how terms are used in clinical practice settings.

A preview of what you'll find in this edition:

—Four-color design that features rich diagrams and illustrations to enhance comprehension

—Bonus CD that includes Stedman's audio pronunciations, and student assessments that provide reinforcement in a fun way while evaluating learning chapter by chapter. Quizzes provide scored results, and can be taken one section at a time within a chapter or as complete chapter exams.

—Each chapter of the text includes features that enhance the learning experience, such as:

  • "Ancient Artifacts" boxes that cover the historical background of commonly used terms
  • Practice exercises that test comprehension and retention
  • Medical Record Analyses that challenge students with scenarios and questions related to real-world experience
  • Links to helpful online resources

—Valuable appendices that explore term components, abbreviations, symbols, answers to exercises and a listing of commonly used drugs

Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking—Free online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.


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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  26 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very thorough March 8 2009
By Emily Crouch - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for a class, ended up dropping it (before it started), and decided to study the book anyway. This book is very thorough; it has a ton of information in it and is good about explaining the prefixes and suffixes and roots of the terms. They really break down each word to make sure you understand it. They also have actual photos of several different skin disorders and things of that nature, which I found to be useful too.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great study tool July 6 2009
By Patricia I. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was the recommended book to prepare for a medical vocabulary clep test for my physician associate program. Each section is divided by body system and not only contains the roots, prefixes, and suffixes pertinent to that system but also has basic clinical information as well. A great study tool for anyone going into healthcare.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Health Care Med Term Dec 24 2012
By Mel S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book goes more into depth than another author had for med term that I had purchased in the past. It addresses chart abbreviations as well, which is a very helpful and relevant tool for those going into the healthcare field. New or used, I would recommend this textbook.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version not the best choice for this textbook Jan. 29 2014
By MARJORIE - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love kindle books, but this textbook did not live up to my expectations. The print is small and cannot be enlarged as easily as the regular books (using the Font change button). You need to use your fingers to enlarge the print which is very inconsistent and very distracting when you are trying to study the material. Another issue is that the paperback book comes with a CD-ROM and the Kindle version does not. Also, there is supposed to be a code number at the back of the book that allows the student access to an internet site to further learning. I was unable to locate that number anywhere. I was going to try to return this book and get the paperback, but I decided to keep it. Although I am starting to get used to this version, I am not going to order any more textbooks on my Kindle. I'll stick with the hard copies even though they cost more. Please don't think that I am opposed to Amazon textbooks. The prices are definitely lower than the college bookstores and the delivery is excellent. I will absolutely continue to be a customer.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sept. 2 2007
By Appow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Great book for beginners. It provides detail summary of the systems of the body and fun way of learning the terminologies.

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