Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3rd Edition PDF Free Download
The textbook begins with Chapter 1, Word Building Rules. It is important that you understand how word elements (parts) are put together to make up the many different medical terms. This knowledge will enable you to build words you have never seen before, simply by knowing the meaning of the word elements and the appropriate way of putting the elements together to form a medical term. Always remember that if you get confused on word building skills, you can return to Chapter 1 for guidance. Chapters 2 through 4 concentrate on the basics of medical terminology: prefixes, suffixes, and whole body terminology. Chapters 5 through 24 concentrate on body systems and specialty areas of practice. The body systems are arranged in basically the same order as most anatomy and physiology textbooks. This seems to be the most logical approach to keeping the thought processes moving in an orderly pattern, by working from the outside of the body inward. Chapter Organization The basic organization for all applicable body systems and specialty chapters includes the following elements: chapter content, key competencies, anatomy and physiology, vocabulary, word elements, pathological conditions, diagnostic techniques, treatments and procedures, common abbreviations, written and audio terminology review, and chapter review exercises.