- NEW! Organization of word part tables in each chapter allows the instructor to teach body systems in any order.
- NEW! Clinical note-taking exercises teach students how to convert common symptoms into correct medical terminology.
- Comprehensive coverage of medical terminology creates a distinction between terms built from word parts, which are usually based on Greek or Latin, and those terms NOT built from word parts, which are based on eponyms, acronyms, or terms from modern language.
- Systematic presentation provides a foundation of word parts (prefix, suffix, word root, and combining vowel), then builds words by combining the parts.
- Case studies ask students to interpret medical terms used in medical records and to translate everyday language into medical language.
- Full-color illustrations encourage students to apply the meaning of word parts by labeling anatomical figures.
- Abbreviations tables introduce abbreviated medical terms related to chapter content, and are supplemented with exercises, flashcards, and practice quizzes.
- Reviews of word parts and terms provide students the practice they absolutely need to define, pronounce, and spell medical terminology.
- More than 400 flashcards enable students to review word parts whenever and wherever they want.
- Interactive exercises and games on the Evolve website provide endless opportunities to practice building, hearing, and spelling terms.
- Medical Terminology Online (MTO) provides accessible, interactive exercises and supplementary content in a course companion to help students master the medical terminology presented in the text. With Elsevier Adaptive Learning accessible within the modules, MTO allows students to learn faster by delivering content precisely when it’s needed, and it constantly tracks student performance! Available separately.
By Myrna LaFleur Brooks, RN, BEd, Founding President of the National Association of Health Unit Clerks/Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, AZ; Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA, Faculty, Medical Assisting and Allied Health and Science Community College of Vermont Montpelier, Vermont and Dale M Levinsky, MD, Clinical Associate Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona