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The Language of Medicine, Ninth Edition [Large Print] [Paperback]

by Davi-Ellen Chabner
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February 10, 2010 1437705707 978-1437705706 9

The market-leader in medical terminology, Chabner's popular, proven The Language of Medicine brings medical language to life and helps you develop the understanding to communicate fluently in the healthcare setting. Terms and complex medical processes are accessible and easy to understand at all learning levels with an approach that explains terms in the context of anatomy and physiology, as well as how the body works in health and disease. Organized by body system, this combined text/workbook details additional key areas of health care, such as cancer and psychiatry, and is accompanied by full-color illustrations, exercises, and unique supplemental resources that reinforce your comprehension and help you establish the practical foundation for a successful career in healthcare.

  • Clear, straightforward approach makes content easy to understand without any previous medical or scientific background.
  • Text/workbook combination facilitates valuable independent study opportunities through labeling exercises, pronunciation tests, and review sheets.
  • Practical case studies, vignettes, and exercises familiarize you with real-life applications of terminology.
  • Full-color images reinforce anatomical and pathophysiological terms.
  • Pronunciation of Terms list at the end of each chapter breaks down terms phonetically to help you master proper pronunciations.
  • Medical report exercises in each chapter utilize chart notes, histories, and reports to give you practice working with realistic documents.
  • Additional pathology photos clarify terminology and help you identify medical conditions you may encounter in practice.
  • Updated content reflects the latest advances in digestive system operative procedures, the human genome project, normal values for tests in practical applications, and muscle function.
  • The companion CD tests your ability to identify terms by their pronunciation and provides a fun, engaging way to review terms through games, study tips, photographs, video clips, and animations.
  • A companion Evolve website enables you to assess your understanding with quizzes for each chapter that provide immediate feedback to help you identify specific areas for review.

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  • Paperback: 1056 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 9 edition (February 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437705707
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437705706
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is no better text for Medical Terminology April 15, 2010
By El Ess
Format:Paperback
I have used this text (or an earlier version) for my students consistently. At times I had to use other texts and there quite frankly is no other text that can compare with the level of detail provided in this text. It is extremely student friendly, with excellent diagrams and labeling exercises and it is certainly instructor friendsly with the exercises and body system descriptions. The text provides a consistent comprehensive platform for the successful facilitation of learning the material and I strongly recommend this if you care about your students and the quality of their learning experience. Kudos to the author. I've used the text(s) since 2000. Additionally, the instructors manual and disc just push this over the top relative to excellence.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book. Excellent Service September 29, 2010
By Ruth
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Out of several textbooks purchased this semester, this is the only one I've felt was well worth what I paid for it. I was awestruck with the speed at which I received this item! With 3 exams in the same week, I ran a bit short on reading time and the CD included with the book helped me ace my first exam! I wish my other textbooks were as clear and concise as this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, clear, nice pictures, very big book March 19, 2011
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We used this in our Advanced Medical Terminology class, very good book, clear, nice pictures, thorough, came with DVD with learning games on it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST textbook I have ever used...hands down. January 12, 2012
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I am a biology major who is now going to Physician Assistant school. I decided to take a medical terminology course before I headed off to school. I took it online and this textbook was required. Up until this textbook, I never enjoyed a textbook...that's right, I said "enjoyed"!

The author does an excellent job providing useful exercises and applications to build your understanding of medical terminology. She offers plenty of repetitive opportunities to cement the new vocabulary in your mind.

Not only is the book great for a college class, it is a great book for anyone who just want to learn medical terminology. I loved it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!! January 5, 2012
By Kristin
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Book is full of wonderful information and very easy to understand. The cd included with the book is a very helpful to in studying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Textbook! December 17, 2011
By Chrissy
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I purchased this textbook for my college class Medical Terminology I, and I ended up being able to use the book again in my Medical Terminology II class. I love this book and the CD that comes with it! The CD does not require an access code, so if the CD has been used it can still be sold to another student. The book makes it very easy to learn the word parts. On the CD there is a dictionary of words which are in the book, quizes, images, and a word part dictionary. The CD helped me greatly, it complements the book nicely. I would def. recommend this book to another student!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doing well! September 12, 2012
By Alysia
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This book was exactly as advertised, shipped quickly (student prime shipping) in new condition and AMAZING. I was really worried that I would struggle with all the terminology memorization but the lengthy reviews available in this book at the end of every chapter really help to reinforce what you're learning from every angle. The cd it comes with is a big help, too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy July 19, 2013
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I have not started reading the book but I did buy the book with ease. I was worried that I would not receive the book in time but I recieved it earlier that the expected arrival date. The book was packaged well, no marks, and the cd was intact.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
The book is in good condition and perfect for me, I wasn't looking for anything new anyways. The only thing I don't like about it is that the CD that came with it was broken in... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Anastasia
5.0 out of 5 stars 5stars!
This book wasn't brand new but no pages were missing so it was good enough for me & I got a A- in class!:)
Published 16 days ago by Alyssa C.
2.0 out of 5 stars VERY used
when it says used it means used. When it got to me it had writing on almost every page (some in pen) and highlighting, it also was very wrinkled and the pages and cover are a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alisa Mcefee
5.0 out of 5 stars Book was like new!
I received it before I expected and the condition was impeccable! 5 stars to the Planet Books. I wish they had newer versions and more selections! Read more
Published 2 months ago by ANNIE HERNANDEZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to reduce educational costs.
The service deserves 6 stars. The book itself was 4 stars as it had been previously owned and mildlybworn, but at 1/5 the cost of a brand new one it is beyond a good value. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Zachary Jenkins
3.0 out of 5 stars Affordable
Happy that this book was not overpriced like the college bookstore. Unfortunately this book didn't arrive in time to do homework assignments that were due. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ruth Anne Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Medical Terminology Text at its best
The textbook had alot of practice questions and review exercises to help prepare for all quizzes and exams. Read more
Published 3 months ago by DC
4.0 out of 5 stars The Language of Medicine, Ninth Edition
I needed this for the course that I was taking. I found it pretty easy to read and understand. I didn't have the time to actually use all the extra material at the end of the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Will M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Helped me a lot with my biology class. Very informative and up to date a must have for anyone needing to take medical terminology.
Published 5 months ago by Lover of the XXL Pen.
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well it's a school book. yayyy... it came quickly and it was what i needed for my class so that's good.
Published 5 months ago by Laura
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