The text is designed to help you master medical terminology. It is organized into 15 chapters, the Word Part Review, the Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review, three appendices, an index, and removable Flashcards. To gain the most benefit from your use of this text, take advantage of the many features, including the “Learning Exercises” plus the “Human Touch” stories and discussion that are included at the end of each chapter.
Primary terms are the most important terms in a chapter. When first introduced, the term appears in boldface and, if appropriate, is followed by the “sounds-like pronunciation.” Only primary terms are used as correct answers in the exercises and tests.
Secondary terms appear in orange italics. These terms, which are included to clarify the meaning of a primary term, are sometimes used as distracters, but not as correct answers, in exercises or tests.
Each chapter begins with a vocabulary list consisting of 15 word parts and 60 medical terms selected from among the primary terms in the chapter. These important words are pronounced in the StudyWARETM, as well as on the optional Audio CDs. Note: if your instructor is using the Simplified Syllabus version of this course, these are the terms that you will be expected to learn for all quizzes, tests, and exams.