Exploring Medical Language,
Edition 11 A Student-Directed Approach
By Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA, Dale Levinsky, MD and Myrna LaFleur Brooks, RN, BEd

Publication Date: 16 Apr 2021

Master medical terms on your terms! A combination text/workbook, Exploring Medical Language, 11th Edition provides exercises that make it easy to build an understanding of medical terminology. Organized by body system, medical terms are divided into two categories: 1) Words built from word parts, and 2) Words NOT built from word parts. Fun and engaging exercises help you first learn word parts and then learn how to combine the parts into full medical terms that make sense. The text also comes packaged with paper flashcards. For more practice, you can visit an Evolve website with games, activities, flashcards and practice exams. From well-known educators Danielle LaFleur Brooks, Myrna LaFleur Brooks, and Dale Levinsky, this learning package helps you gain fluency in medical language and communicate clearly in the health care setting.

Key Features

  • 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 you to interpret medical terms used in medical records and to translate everyday language into medical language.
  • Full-color illustrations encourage you 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 the practice you absolutely need to define, pronounce, and spell medical terminology.
  • More than 400 flashcards allow you to review word parts whenever and wherever you 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 you master the medical terminology presented in the text. With Elsevier Adaptive Learning accessible within the modules, MTO allows you to learn faster by delivering content precisely when it’s needed, and it constantly tracks your performance! Available separately.
  • NEW! Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ) is now available for separate purchase–Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing is a highly effective, formative evaluation tool that strengthens your knowledge and confidence with high-quality practice questions. Through personalized quizzing, you and your instructors can identify weak topic areas and develop simple strategies to improve your results.

New Features

  • NEW! Organization of word part tables in each chapter allows you to learn body systems in any order.
  • NEW! Clinical note-taking exercises provide practice with how to convert common symptoms into correct medical terminology.
About the author
By Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA, Faculty, Allied Health Science,Community College of Vermont,Montpelier, Vermont; Dale Levinsky, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Family, Community, & Preventative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, Clinical Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, Arizona and Myrna LaFleur Brooks, RN, BEd, Founding President, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community Colleges, Phoenix, Arizona
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Medical Language
2. Body Structure, Oncology, and Laboratory Tests
3. Directional Terms, Positions, and Imaging
4. Integumentary System
5. Respiratory System
6. Urinary System
7. Male Reproductive System
8. Female Reproductive System
9. Obstetrics and Neonatology
10. Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic Systems and Blood
11. Digestive System
12. Eye
13. Ear
14. Musculoskeletal System
15. Nervous System and Behavioral Health
16. Endocrine System
Appendix A: Answer Keys
Appendix B: Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized by Word Part
Appendix C: Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes Alphabetized by Definition
Appendix D: Abbreviations
Appendix E: Pharmacology Terms
On Evolve:
Appendix F: Additional Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Appendix G: Health Care Delivery Terms
Appendix H: Integrative Medicine Terms
Appendix I: Behavioral Health Terms
Appendix J: Clinical Research Terms
Appendix K: Nutrition Terms
Appendix L: Dental Terms
Appendix M: Health Information Technology (HIT) Terms
Book details
ISBN: 9780323751605
Page Count: 0
Retail Price : £78.99