Medical Terminology: A Living Language, 8th edition

  • Bonnie F. Fremgen, 
  • Suzanne S Frucht

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Hallmark features of this title

Adding context to medical terminology

  • Body systems chapters cover the function and organs of each system before introducing associated terms.
  • Terminology tables group terms into categories such as pathology, diagnostic procedures and pharmacology. Terms are presented in three columns: term (with pronunciation/abbreviation), word parts (if appropriate) and definitions.
  • Learning aids include sound-it-out pronunciations, color-coded word parts and engaging sidebars.

Hands-on practice

  • Real-World Applications include medical record analysis, chart note transcription and case studies.
  • Practice exercises at the end of each chapter assess spelling, term usage, adjective formation, word building and A&P.
  • Labeling exercises reinforce students’ grasp of anatomical structures.

Published by Pearson (December 15th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780138053123

Subject: Medical Terminology

Category: Medical Terminology: A Living Language

Table of contents

  1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
  2. Body Organization and Medical Care
  3. Integumentary System
  4. Musculoskeletal System
  5. Cardiovascular System
  6. Blood and the Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  7. Respiratory System
  8. Digestive System
  9. Urinary System
  10. Reproductive System
  11. Endocrine System
  12. Nervous System and Mental Health
  13. Special Senses: The Eye and Ear
  14. Special Topics


  1. Word Parts Arranged Alphabetically and Defined
  2. Word Parts Arranged Alphabetically by Definition
  3. Abbreviations

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