Medical Language: Immerse Yourself, 6th edition

  • Susan M. Turley

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Hallmark features of this title

Hands-on practice

  • Practice Laps exercises after each chapter section assess students’ mastery of concepts.
  • Immerse Yourself exercises emphasize application of knowledge as students review real patient records and answer critical-thinking questions.
  • Analysis of combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes is integrated into the text and supplemented by pronunciation guidance in the margins.
  • Chapter-review exercises are linked to learning outcomes for the chapter.

Learning aids

  • Sections of medical specialty chapters (Ch. 3-16) correspond to learning outcomes for each chapter, easing student navigation.
  • An abundance of real-world healthcare images depict real patients and real health professionals in real healthcare settings. These images double as labeling activities.

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

ISBN-13: 9780138053161

Subject: Medical Terminology

Category: Medical Language: Immerse Yourself

Table of contents


  1. Medical Language: Its Structure and Meaning
  2. Health Care Today


  1. Dermatology • Integumentary System
  2. Gastroenterology • Gastrointestinal System
  3. Pulmonology • Respiratory System
  4. Cardiology • Cardiovascular System
  5. Hematology and Immunology • Blood and Lymphatic System
  6. Orthopedics • Skeletal System
  7. Orthopedics • Muscular System
  8. Neurology • Nervous System
  9. Urology • Urinary System
  10. Male Reproductive Medicine • Male Genitourinary System
  11. Gynecology and Obstetrics • Female Genital and Reproductive System
  12. Endocrinology • Endocrine System
  13. Ophthalmology • Eye
  14. Otolaryngology • Ears, Nose, and Throat


  1. Psychiatry
  2. Oncology
  3. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine


  1. Glossary of Medical Word Parts: Prefixes, Combining Forms, and Suffixes
  2. Glossary of Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Short Forms
  3. Answer Key

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