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The Language of Medicine [Paperback]

by Davi-Ellen Chabner BA MAT
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March 2, 2007 1416034927 978-1416034926 8
This market-leading text helps readers understand and learn complex medical terms by dividing them into their component parts, clearly explaining the meanings of these terms in the context of how the body works in health and disease. Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy-to-understand manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels. The Language of Medicine brings medical terms to life with a text/workbook format organized by body systems, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care, such as cancer and psychiatry. Anatomy and physiology sections are generously illustrated in full color and reinforced with exercises on combining forms and word parts.
  • Spotlights focus on easily confused terms and concepts.
  • Presents medical terms in the context of anatomy and physiology, following a logical body-system chapter organization.
  • Clearly explains the material in simple, non-technical language, making the information accessible even to students with little or no previous medical or scientific background.
  • Medical experts have extensively reviewed all chapters for accuracy.
  • Practical applications keep students engaged and focused, such as Case Scenarios and Practical Applications that offer case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, and laboratory and x-ray reports.
  • Text/workbook format uses a variety of exercises and activities to reinforce and build on the information students learn.
  • Explanations of clinical procedures, laboratory tests, and abbreviations related to each body system or medical specialty show medical terminology in practice.
  • Pronunciation of Terms list at the end of each chapter provides phonetic spellings and spaces to write the meanings of terms.
  • A wealth of exercises within each chapter and at the end of each section challenge readers to test their understanding of material.
  • New icons facilitate navigation within the chapters and add visual interest.
  • Colorful new page layout is designed to hold students' interest.
  • Line drawings have been newly rendered in a rich new color palette with a more three-dimensional look.
  • New Medical Scramble activity presents scrambled terms for the student to decipher - a fun way to improve spelling accuracy and knowledge of terms.
  • The latest medical advances are incorporated throughout, such as stem cell research, c-reactive protein, sentinel node biopsy, and molecular targeted drugs.
  • Four new case studies have been added to the Practical Applications sections in the cardiovascular and blood system chapters.
  • A controlled substances table is included in the chapter on pharmacology.
  • Bones and their common names are presented in a new table.
  • Expanded coverage of diagnostic tests and procedures, such as: virtual colonoscopy; urinalysis; breast ultrasound and MRI; photo-selective vaporization of the prostate; new methods for managing arrhythmias; PET of the lung; coverage of multiple myeloma; CD4 lymphocyte count; irradiation, photon therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery; abnormal involuntary movement scale (AIMS).
  • A complementary and alternative medicine appendix provides information on popular therapies.
  • Icons in the text direct students to extra information on procedures and terms on the companion CD.


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"This market-leading text helps readers understand and learn complex are generously illustrated in full color and reinforced with exercises on combining forms and word parts. medical terms by dividing them into their component parts, clearly explaining the meanings of these terms in the context of how the body works in health and disease. Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy-to-understand manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels. The Language of Medicine brings medical terms to life with a text/workbook format organized by body systems, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care, such as cancer and psychiatry. Anatomy and physiology sections” 5 out of 5 stars



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Book Description

Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy-to-understand manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels

Product Details

  • Paperback: 1030 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 8 edition (March 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416034927
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416034926
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book - Recommend! March 23, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was required to purchase this book and learn it for my Physician Assistant Masters Program and I love it...

It has detailed explanations of words and examples- plenty of pictures to match and many many exercises for practice. One of the Cds is a practice CD with entertaining games which make studying terminology fun as well as informative. I definitely think this is an excellent buy if you want to learn medical terminology with speed and ease. At the end of each chapter is a pronunciation guide (as well as a separate accompaning CD) which i find extremely useful. It is well organized and contains some physiology as well which just gets me even more prepared for the classes to come. Easy to use and understan even if you have never learned anatomy or physiology.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gold Standard June 12, 2007
Format:Paperback
This is the best medical terminology text available. I have the seventh edition, which was the required text for a college medical terminology class that I took. I only wish Ms. Chabner would have written the text for the A&P class taken concurrently with the terminology class! Her writing is clear and informative. The book is laid out in a way that makes learning accessible and enjoyable. I have looked at quite a few medical terminology text books and have yet to find one that compares to The Language of Medicine. I can't say enough good things about this book!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medical Book September 24, 2007
Format:Paperback
I purchased Language of Medicine. This book is great for those entering the Medical field. The pictures included are high in detail and very explanatory. Also included is a CD with more information and Medical games. The price was right as well. I've spoken to other students in my class who purchased this same book from the school's bookstore. Their complaint was that they paid $25.00 more than what I paid. I'd recommend this book to anyone studying medicine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Language of Medicene July 30, 2007
Format:Paperback
This is the best studying book I have ever used. I am the type of person that wants to see what, a lesson is talking about. The drawings and illustrations are wonderful.Not only can you write in this book, it also has tapes to help you learn.I have learned more from this one book, it helps me understand and be able to recall what I have read.Wow I never knew there was so much going on in our body's, or how each system worked. I would recommend this book to every one, the terminology lessons make breaking down medical terms real easy, I like the way it goes into great detail explaining diseases, radiology , oncology ,and how our organs work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful book over all September 23, 2007
Format:Paperback
i was asked to purchase this book for a class, and am impressed with the quality of the exercises contained within it. the only issue i have is that a few random combining forms or prefixes and suffixes having no definition to be found in the book at all... i've had to use the internet to look up what some of them mean. the enclosed cd-rom is also a great tool.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Medical Terminology Review June 10, 2008
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book to review some Medical Terminology prior to the start of my PA program. This book has plenty of exercises to practice, and the chapters cover a lot of different subjects with useful information you may or may not already know. A CD comes with the book that has exercises similar to those in the text, but less repetitive. Even though I already know a lot of this from my prior education, it is a great review or intro for those that are new to the subject. I highly recommend this book to any Pre-PA students, pre-med, or pre-health students.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A most illuminating and enjoyable book! May 28, 2011
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I am a 72-year-old woman with absolutely no medical background whatsoever, recently diagnosed with an immune deficiency. The immunologist provided me, after each consultation, with a sheaf of notes from the session and with blood test results. I could read not one single bit of these reports with understanding. So I hit the computer. Wikipedia was a little helpful, but not nearly graphic enough. Then I ordered from Amazon a third-grade book on blood and a junior high text on the immune system, both of which posed more questions than answers. Finally I ordered the Chabner book, eighth edition, and it is a revelation!

A thousand pages, big type, wide margins, LOTS of every kind of photo, picture and diagram imaginable -- my kind of learning! To my amazement, I can understand and remember every single word I've read so far. The author has a rare gift for simplifying and illustrating what might be really technical and (for me) obscure. As a former classroom teacher myself, I salute the author and thank her for her brilliant clarity. I envy her students. A most illuminating and enjoyable book, I have begun studying and learning the whole contents -- just for the pleasure of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the language of medicene is in laymens terms! September 22, 2009
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"the language of medicene" is a very well written text with great pictures. illustrations are shown in extreme clarity with very well written explenations- no guess work as to exactly what you are looking at and nothing shown that you don't need. everything is explained in highly understandable terms. you don't really need an expanded knowledge in anatomy and physiology to understand this text. i believe that anyone with a general high school biology knowledge would do just fine. everything is explained clearly in laymans terms. i have had a few texts similar to this in the past and this one by far was much easier to understand. i highly suggest this text over many other terminology books. if you can get a copy that comes with a cd it is actually pretty cool. spelling bee vocabulary and terminology, graphical matching and terminology matching are just a few examples of studying guides that the cd has to offer. there are games like "million dollar pyramid", "wheel of terminology" and more in the "arcade" section. there really are more study aids on the cd than i can mention. if you get a copy definatly don't pass up the cd!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth owning if you need to learn medical terms
Great book. Very easy to understand. Tons of practice exercises. Definitely worth having. And yes she provides the answers so you can check your progress at the end of each... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Donna, South Fla.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book covers roots and suffixes of words as well as some physiology and common disorders. It is nicely categorized by body system and color coded as such.
Published 14 days ago by amos
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent!!! I bought this book used. It was in Excellent condition. No missing pages. The Cd that comes with it when u buy it new was still there. I'm very with it.
Published 1 month ago by mia
1.0 out of 5 stars for follow up
Still not here. Promised it on the 4th, its almost the 7th already! Class is like a month passed. I ordered from skyo, said book was lost. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ma gerlie mallari
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
Bought this for my mother, I actually took a look over the book.
In the future this will come handy for me.
Published 3 months ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
Great book. Great price and best of all is it was in great condition, even better it came with the cd so that was a huge huge plus for me!
Published 3 months ago by erica raygoza
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfied!
The book came in perfect condition as it was described. I am very satisfied with the book, and thank you.
Published 5 months ago by Jangshin Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and in good condition.
This is more than I asked for when I bought the book. For a used book, it was in good condition with some fill ins which I kinda liked cause it saved me time lol always get the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by boomshakalaka
5.0 out of 5 stars great
book was really helpful. helped a lot with all the medical terminology i had to learn, thank you very much
Published 6 months ago by Emely Canaza
5.0 out of 5 stars The Language of Medicine.
Very well written book. Has nice detailed explanations and pictures. It has a glossary of terms. It is the perfect book for my terminology class without making you feel... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Helen A.
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