Basic Medical Language, 4th Edition

Basic Medical Language

4th Edition

By Myrna LaFleur Brooks, RN, BEd, Founding President of the National Association of Health Unit Clerks/Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, AZ and Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA, Allied Health and Science Faculty Community Colleges of Vermont Morrisville, Vermont


1. Introduction to Medical Language, Body Structure, and Oncology
2. Directional Terms, Planes, Regions, and Quadrants
3. Integumentary System, Colors, and Plural Endings
4. Respiratory System
Time Out 1-4
5. Urinary System
6. Reproductive Systems
7. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
8. Digestive System
Time Out 5-8
9. Eye and Ear
10. Musculoskeletal System
11. Nervous System
12. Endocrine System
Time Out 9-12
Appendices
A: Word Parts Presented in Basic Medical Language
B: Abbreviations - Including Error-Prone Abbreviations List
C: Answers to Exercises
Appendices on Evolve
D: Additional Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes  NEW!
E: Electronic Health Record Terms  NEW!
F: Pharmacology Terms  NEW!
G: Behavioral Health Terms  NEW!
H: Dental Terms  NEW!
I: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies
J: Nutritional Terms  NEW!
K: Health Care Delivery Terms  NEW!