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.