By Bonnie F. Fremgen, Suzanne S. Frucht

With 14 streamlined chapters protecting  crucial A&P subject matters, this mid-sized ebook is definitely the right healthy for a one-semester direction in clinical terminology. It additionally serves as an invaluable reference for working towards professionals.

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Medical Terminology: A residing Language makes use of a delicately built studying method to aid readers achieve a winning take hold of of scientific language inside a real-world context. Its step by step procedure introduces the anatomy and body structure of physique structures and their corresponding scientific phrases, in addition to the principles of utilizing notice components to shape scientific phrases. New routines and suggestions supply readers the hands-on perform they should in attaining mastery. instead of easily memorizing phrases, scholars will achieve the knowledge to paintings with all terminology, despite its etymology or origins, to allow them to interpret surprising phrases they'll stumble upon within the future.

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For example, imagine the problem that could arise if you note for insurance purposes that a portion of a patient’s ileum, or small intestine, was removed when in reality he had surgery for removal of a piece of his ilium, or hip bone. Med Term Tip If you have any doubt about the meaning or spelling of a word, look it up in your medical dictionary. Even experienced medical personnel still need to look up a few words. 12 Chapter 1 Some words have the same beginning sounds but are spelled differently.

As long as it is clear which term people are discussing, differing pronunciations are acceptable. Some people are difficult to understand over the telephone or on a transcription tape. If you have any doubt about a term being discussed, ask for the term to be spelled. For example, it is often difficult to hear the difference between the terms abduction and adduction. However, since the terms refer to opposite directions of movement, it is very important to double-check if there is any question about which term is being used.

27 Whole Body Basic unit of life tissues, p. 25 Group of identical cells working together All systems working together to sustain life Collection of organs working together organs, p. 27 Composed of two or more types of tissue 23 24 Chapter 2 Levels of Body Organization body cells organs systems tissues Before taking a look at the whole human body, we need to examine its component parts. The human body is composed of cells, tissues, organs, and systems. These components are arranged in a hierarchical manner.

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