Medical Terminology for Health Professionals,
9th Edition

Ann Ehrlich, Carol L. Schroeder, Laura Ehrlich, Katrina A. Schroeder

ISBN-13: 9780357635698 | ISBN-10: 0357635698

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 9E simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts—common prefixes, suffixes and root words—that provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, chapters follow a logical flow of information: an overview of the body system's structure and functions, a summary of applicable medical specialties, and ultimately pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures. An expanded section on complementary and alternative therapies reflects the changing role of holistic health care. A convenient table of abbreviations is included at the end of every chapter, while resourceful appendices offer a listing of abbreviations, a table of word parts and their meanings, and a glossary of pathology and procedures. Students can earn additional applied practice with the student workbook and MindTap with Medical Terminology Learning Labs simulations. The Ninth edition now includes Medical Mystery Case exercises in each chapter to apply terminology to analyze and solve realistic patient from onset of symptoms to a diagnosis.

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Meet the Authors

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Ann Ehrlich, who founded this series in 1988, was an experienced teacher, professional author and lifelong student. Considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology, she wrote numerous books on such health topics as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema.

Carol L. Schroeder has 20 years of experience in finding innovative ways to present medical terminology at a level appropriate for this text's readers. Her background in technical writing, translating and research is invaluable in continuously updating the content and in creating innovative activities and approaches -- such as the Simplified Syllabus and Human Touch stories -- that enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed.

Laura Ehrlich, a registered nurse, enjoys the fast-paced, challenging environment of the emergency department as well as the knowledge that her skills save lives. She excels at explaining medical terminology to patients and training other nurses on new procedures, equipment and technology.

Katrina Smith is a registered dietitian who trained and works at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard Teaching Hospital. After finishing her dietetic internship at Simmons College, she completed the prestigious LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health) Fellowship in the adolescent department at Boston Children's Hospital. Currently she is a clinical dietitian in the adolescent clinic there, specializing in the nutritional care of teenagers with HIV, eating disorders, elevated body weight and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She also writes guides and blogs for the Center for Young Women's Health and runs a small private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Medical Terminology
Chapter 2 The Human Body in Health and Disease
Word Part Review
Chapter 3 The Skeletal System
Chapter 4 The Muscular System
Chapter 5 The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Chapter 7 The Respiratory System
Chapter 8 The Digestive System
Chapter 9 The Urinary System
Chapter 10 The Nervous System and Mental Health
Chapter 11 Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears
Chapter 12 Skin: The Integumentary System
Chapter 13 The Endocrine System
Chapter 14 The Reproductive Systems
Chapter 15 Diagnostic Procedures, Pharmacology, and Complementary Medicine
Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review
Appendix A: Prefixes, Combining Forms, and Suffixes
Appendix B: Abbreviations and Their Meanings
Appendix C: Terms Related to Diagnosis, Pathology, and Procedures

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Medical Terminology for Health Professionals

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