Medical Language is constructed around one key concept. IMMERSION!
All the features and pedagogy have been developed with the idea of immersion into learning medical language. The title itself is how we break down the features that will bring fluency in medical language to the student.
Illustrations and Photographs that brings medical language to life and stimulates understanding, especially for visual learners. These medically accurate images provide students a strong visual reference to make links to the language. Students are also provided with opportunities to label those images as practice opportunities.
Exercises — Turley, Medical Language has more exercises than any other medical terminology book on the market, thus allowing for maximum opportunity to reinforce learning. Many of the exercises have real world application for the future health care professional. • Medical Report Activities, activities in each chapter that challenges students to analyze an actual medical report.
Across the Lifespan— This popular feature, provides additional and relevant information related to pediatrics and geriatrics.
Focus on WordBuilding— This text provides a strong a focus on word building that students need. Medical Language presents the analysis of roots, suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms throughout each chapter and not simply at the end of each chapter or in isolated boxes. The final outcome, Turley Medical Language has continual opportunities for world building by way of a word analysis section that appears each time a new medical term is introduced.
It Starts With Word Building – Lists the most common combining forms and definitions to be addressed in the chapter, students can quickly access all the combining forms from each chapter.
Word Alert - Important notes about the nuances, meanings, and peculiarities of selected terms.
Medical Language Key— A hint related to the construction of word parts that builds readers’ grasp of word building concepts.
It’s All Greek to Me— Reminders about how Greek and Latin forms remain part of medical language today.
*NEW! robust online resource - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY INTERACTIVE.
*More focus on word building throughout the textbook.
*Pathophysiology sections more visual
*More exercises for practicing word building; within the chapter and the end of chapter exercises
*More robust instructor's resources, including
Annotated Instructor’s Edition — A special printing of Medical Language that provides margin notes, tips, ideas, talking points, instructional media links, and bonus content to augment the student edition. Answers to all exercises are also displayed directly on each appropriate page, so there’s no need to flip to an appendix. The AIE is your all-in-one resource for facilitating the learning experience.
PART I INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL LANGUAGE
CHAPTER 1 The Structure of Medical Language
CHAPTER 2 The Body in Health and Disease
PART II MEDICAL SPECIALTIES AND BODY SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 3 Gastroenterology • Gastrointestinal System
CHAPTER 4 Pulmonology • Respiratory System
CHAPTER 5 Cardiology • Cardiovascular System
CHAPTER 6 Hematology and Immunology • Blood and Lymphatic System
CHAPTER 7 Dermatology • Integumentary System
CHAPTER 8 Orthopedics • Skeletal System
CHAPTER 9 Orthopedics • Muscular System
CHAPTER 10 Neurology • Nervous System
CHAPTER 11 Urology • Urinary System
CHAPTER 12 Male Reproductive Medicine • Male Genitourinary System
CHAPTER 13 Gynecology and Obstetrics • Female Genital and Reproductive System
CHAPTER 14 Endocrinology • Endocrine System
CHAPTER 15 Ophthalmology • Eye
CHAPTER 16 Otolaryngology • Ears, Nose, and Throat
PART III OTHER MEDICAL SPECIALTIES 848
CHAPTER 17 Psychiatry
CHAPTER 18 Oncology
CHAPTER 19 Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
APPENDIX A Glossary of Medical Word Parts: Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes
APPENDIX B Glossary of Medical Abbreviations
ANSWER KEY AK-1
PHOTO CREDITS PC-1