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Exploring Medical Language: A Student-Directed Approach, 8e [Color] [Paperback]

Myrna LaFleur Brooks RN BEd , Danielle LaFleur Brooks MEd MA
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March 11, 2011 0323073085 978-0323073080 8

Master the medical terminology you'll need for success with this easy-to-use, objective-based approach! Focused on medical terminology and vocabulary, Exploring Medical Language: A Student-Directed Approach, 8th Edition helps you understand complex medical terms using a proven step-by-step strategy, building each term from its foundation. With a logical, body-systems organization and engaging terminology exercises throughout, it's your key to communicating confidently and effectively with other health care professionals.

  • Systematic approach to terminology equips you to recognize and define new terms as you encounter them and to build the medical vocabulary you'll need in the health care setting.
  • Pronunciation key provides quick access to frequently referenced material.
  • Case studies encourage critical thinking and challenge you to apply what you've learned to realistic scenarios.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine boxes highlight words and phrases associated with this increasingly popular discipline.
  • Terminology flash cards (409 cards) included with every book provide valuable review and self-assessment tools you can take anywhere for study on the go.
  • Audio CDs, available at an additional charge and packaged either separately or with the book, help you perfect your pronunciation of difficult terms.
  • Engaging study tools on a companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding through interactive exercises, the Body Spectrum A&P review program, and a 5,000-term English/Spanish glossary.
  • Medical Terminology Online, available at an additional charge, gives you an enhanced learning experience with fully integrated online lessons, animations, slide shows, quizzes, exams, and more.
  • Anatomy and physiology "boosters" on the companion Evolve website strengthen your understanding of important A&P concepts.
  • Updated terms and abbreviations throughout the text keep you current with the latest advances in technology and changes in the health care industry.
  • New illustrations clarify complex physiological processes and familiarize you with equipment you may encounter on the job.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 8 edition (March 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323073085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323073080
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes Med-Term Easier To Learn September 21, 2011
By ChrisG.
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This is a tough subject to learn, no doubt about it. The author does something rare for a college textbook--she balances a whole lot of information in a very easy to learn workbook format. You don't read this book so much as you go through it with a pencil and write out the exercises. This can take a long time, but if done, one can get a good grade in the class. More, this book comes with a pack of flashcards that help A LOT. Keep this book to use as a reference when the class is done.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BE FORWARNED!!! February 3, 2012
By jennyd
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BE FORWARNED Our book did NOT include the cd rom or the flashcards. It was the correct book and it arrived quickly, but I had to return it to Amazon because even though it was the correct ISBN# the additional items were missing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Okay Textbook. Exercises are very redundant BUT it helps to memorize words and word-parts. However, 1/2 of exercises were already completed so I didn't have the opportunity to do them myself. ADVICE- Buy a textbook that DOESN'T already have the exercises completed by previous owner. Other then that - it was an okay buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved this textbook July 12, 2012
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With the assistance of a very organized instructor (suspenses, assignments, reading required, etc) and the use of this well thought out text, I earned an A in this class. I was very impressed with the online study aids and the ease of how the material was presented. It seemed repetitive in the beginning but I understood that it was repeat exposure in different formats which allowed for maximum retention. I really enjoyed the games presented at the end of the chapters as well that even allowed my kids to take part in my studying! A for me and an A+ for the textbook and online resources!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quickly Received January 1, 2013
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Ordered this product on Friday, December 28 and received on Monday, December 31st. Packaged very nicely and at first I did not think the CD's and cards were included as the cover was a bit different; however, turned out they were when I braved opening the package. I would suggest packaging this to show all contents on top.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summer class October 31, 2013
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I absolutely loved the way this book was made and set up. Help a lot because each chapter when over and over the material! Great for memorization! I love the price too. It cost half of what I would of paid in the book store brand new!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book For Learning The Language October 27, 2013
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Excellent introductory book for learning the medical language and terminology used in today's modern medicine world. It is a benefit to anyone taking a Medical Terminology class, also recommend the flash cards that go with the book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Med terminology October 24, 2013
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This book was absolutely perfect, there is hardly anyway of telling it has ever been used and thats how I will keep it.
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Very pleased with the price of the textbook and shipped quickly
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First glance @ this book wasn't a help. Every page had been worked which lead me lead me not to be able to learn on my own.
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3.0 out of 5 stars helpful and beats paying full price
Recieved in time. Cover was beat up but the book was intact. Definitely better than paying full price for 1 book
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This book is one of the courses that is needed towards my degree in Health Care Administration, Taking this next semester in May 2014. Great price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent medical terminology tool
Well organized, and complete. If you go to the Elsevier website, there are practice exercises and games that make this subject more interesting, as well as helping you with... Read more
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It was what I needed and it was new and it fit my budget. I will tell anyone that they should check out amazon for their next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Really great book with lots of info and helpful tips. Easy note take. Was worth the price also. I recommend
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A little later than promised, but was in the book was in great condition. It was well worth the purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Came just like described
I felt the shipping might have taken a little longer than ususally, but everything else was absolutely perfect. Ad for being a used book, it was in a good condition.
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