Comprehensive Medical Terminology

  • AUTHOR: Betty Davis Jones
  • ISBN-13: 9781435439870 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1136 Pages  Paperback 
  • 4th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2008, 2003, 1999
  • ©2011     Published
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About The Product

Comprehensive Medical Terminology, 4E is an easy-to-use introduction to medical terminology that will unlock a world of knowledge for your students. Organized by body system and specialty areas of practice, this book emphasizes anatomy and physiology, pathological conditions and diagnostic techniques and procedures. The study of word parts is integrated into and reinforced in every chapter to enhance student comprehension. Comprehensive Medical Terminology, 4E contains simple-to-complex definitions that will strengthen your students' ability to read and interpret medical terms in reports and charts. The accompanying interactive StudyWARE™ CD-ROM engages learners with quizzes, 3-D animations, video clips and a variety of games to build knowledge.


  • Includes a Word Building Rules chapter that will guide your students through the process of combining word parts to form medical terms.
  • Includes a free interactive StudyWARE CD-ROM that will engage your students with quizzes, 3-D animations, and a variety of games to build knowledge.
  • Includes numerous end-of-chapter exercises that provide in-depth review of the material, as well as "Do This" and "Say It" segments that will actively involve your students in the learning process.
  • Contains medical scenarios that will encourage your students to synthesize information on pathological conditions and apply that knowledge to situations a health care practitioner might encounter in clinical practice.
  • Includes vocabulary sections that facilitate learning term definitions, plus word part breakdowns and definitions and the Access Free Podcasts of audio and video resources allow your students to study anywhere, anytime at www.podcasts

About the Contributor

  • Betty Davis Jones

    Betty Davis Jones RN, MA, CMA (AAMA), is chair of the Department of Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and Health Promotions at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Medical Assistants, the North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants, the Gaston County Chapter of Medical Assistants, and the North Carolina Association of Medical Assisting Educators. Mrs. Jones is a registered nurse and a certified medical assistant (AAMA), and she holds a master of arts degree.

Table of Contents

1. Word Building Rules.
2. Prefixes.
3. Suffixes.
4. Whole Body Terms.
5. The Integumentary System.
6. The Skeletal System.
7. Muscles and Joints.
8. The Nervous System.
9. The Blood and Lymphatic Systems.
10. The Cardiovascular System.
11. The Respiratory System.
12. The Digestive System.
13. The Endocrine System.
14. The Special Senses.
15. The Urinary System.
16. The Male Reproductive System.
17. The Female Reproductive System.
18. Obstetrics.
19. Child Health.
20. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging.
21. Oncology (Cancer Medicine).
22. Pharmacology.
23. Mental Health.
24. Gerontology.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! The StudyWARE™ Connection feature directs the students to additional learning opportunities such as practice quizzes, animations, video clips, image labeling and other interactive games included on the CD-ROM that accompanies the book.
  • NEW! The Feature Walk-Through was designed to "walk you through" a feature the first time it is presented in the chapter with the goal of helping you understand how these "tools" work and how they will help you maximize your learning.
  • NEW! The Review Checkpoint feature appearing after major chapter sections directs you to complete additional exercises in the workbook to assess your mastery of word building; anatomy and physiology; key medical vocabulary, pathological conditions; diagnostic techniques, treatments and procedures; and common abbreviations.
  • Several new animations such as Cancer Metastasizing were added to the StudyWARE™ CD-ROM.
  • Accompanied by a student workbook, illustrated flashcards and mobile downloads.
  • Adds the following to Chapter 12: a discussion of the process of digestion; a discussion of capsule endoscopy, virtual colonoscopy; forty eight hour pH study; a review exercise titled, "Follow That Bite" which tracks food through the digestive tract.
  • Includes new information in Chapter 18 on perinatology, supine hypotension, first test screening and chorionic villus sampling.
  • Includes new information in Chapter 19 on autism.
  • Adds a discussion on psychoeducation to Chapter 23.