Essential Medical Terminology, Fourth Edition is updated with a new full-color design as well as new and revised terms and definitions. The Fourth Edition includes more than 200 full-color photos, illustrations, and tables to enhance key points and aid comprehension.
This best-selling introduction to medical terminology is based on the body-systems method and is flexible enough to be used in traditional or self-instructional course formats. Suited for students of all levels in the health professions, this accessible text provides the appropriate amount of detail needed to learn the basics of medical terminology. After learning the fundamentals of pronunciation, students can study the chapters in any order the instructor deems appropriate.
New to the fourth edition
• New and revised terms
• Additional test questions
• Objectives added to selected chapters
• Updated bibliography in Appendix B
• Several new interactive learning tools
• Confusing Medical Terms
• Pharmacology and Medical Terminology
• Allied Health Professions
• New full-color pictures showing common clinical disorders and associated anatomy
Instructor Resources: Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank
Student Resources: The Navigate Companion Web Site including an Interactive Glossary with audio pronunciation.
Table of Contents
Unit I Word Parts and Medical Terminology
Chapter 1 Word Pronunciations
Chapter 2 Word Parts and Word Building Rules
Unit II Root Words, Medical Terminology, and Patient Care
Chapter 3 Bacteria, Color, and Some Medical Terms
Chapter 4 Body Openings and Plural Endings
Chapter 5 Numbers, Positions, and Directions
Chapter 6 Medical and Health Professions
Unit III Abbreviations
Chapter 7 Medical Abbreviations
Chapter 8 Diagnostic and Laboratory Abbreviations
Unit IV Review
Chapter 9 Review of Units I, II, and III
Unit V Medical Terminology and Body Systems
Chapter 10 Body Organs and Parts
Chapter 11 Integumentary System
Chapter 12 Digestive System
Chapter 13 Respiratory System
Chapter 14 Cardiovascular System
Chapter 15 Nervous System
Chapter 16 Genitourinary System
Chapter 17 Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 18 Eyes and Ears
Chapter 19 Endocrine System
Chapter 20 Cancer Medicine
Appendix A Answer Keys
Appendix B Bibliography
About the Authors
Peggy S. Stanfield, MS, RD, CNS-Dietetic Resources
Peggy Stanfield, MS, RD, LD, CNS is a Registered Dietician and Professor Emeritus from College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology (ITF), and has recently completed a second term as president of Text and Academic Authors (TAA), an organization devoted to advancing quality education materials for students and advocating for author's rights. Following her retirement from CSI she taught at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu.
While at CSI she helped develop and implement the nutrition component of the nursing curriculum, taught nutrition theory, and supervised nursing students during their clinical experience in teaching diet therapy to selected patients. She transferred from the Nursing Department into the Allied Health division, and while continuing to teach nursing students, also taught students with majors in other health divisions.
Peggy Stanfield is also the author of Introduction to the Health Professions, Essential Medical Terminology and Mastering the New Medical Terminology Through Self-Instructional Modules, all published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Y. H. Hui, PhD-Science Technology System
Y. H. Hui, PhD received his doctoral degree in nutrition biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. He taught nutrition and food science at Humboldt State University from 1971 to 1987. Since 1987 he has devoted his time to writing, also serving as a publishing consultant. From 1992-1995, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief for the United States Association for Food and Drug Officials.
Dr. Hui has authored or edited more than 20 books in nutrition, food science, health sciences, medicine, and law.