Easily and effectively master medical terminology with Davi-Ellen Chabner`sThe Language of Medicine, 12th Edition! Using Chabner’s proven method of learning medical terms by studying them in the context of the human body, this highly-praised and best-selling text helps individuals of all educational backgrounds easily understand and remember important medical terminology by incorporating easy-to-follow explanations, logical and interesting examples, and countless reinforcement exercises. This new twelfth edition also features additional spotlight boxes on high-interest medical topics; updated medical scenario reports, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures; a new mini dictionary; additional in person stories, ADA-compliant resources, and more. No matter where your career path takes you, Chabner’s proven method for med term mastery will help keep you grounded.
Simple and easy-to-understand explanations of termsenables learners with little or no previous medical or science background to easily grasp medical terms and concepts.
Wide variety of interactive exercisesprovides multiple opportunities to reinforce and remember content.
Practical applications in each chapter(including case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, laboratory and x-ray reports) help leanersapply knowledge to situations you will encounter in the clinical environment.
Anatomy, physiology, and pathology coverageis presented in detail with clear illustrations and brilliant images to orient learners to the structure and function of the body system. This format offers the best context for learning the medical terms by showing readers how it is used in practice.
Actual clinical procedures and lab testsare provided within the body system or medical specialty chapters to further demonstrate medical terminology in action.
Abbreviationsare covered in every chapter to help learners master the medical shorthand used in clinical practice.
Pronunciations of termsappear at the ends of chapters along with phonetic spellings.
Comprehensive glossaries(word parts to English and English to word parts)and appendices(plurals, abbreviations, drug resource, and hematologic lab reference) appear at the end of the text and serve as quick references for use in class and on the job.
Error-prone abbreviations listderived from the Joint Commission x_alerts reader to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting.
Interactive learner resourceson companion website provide users with endless practice building, spelling, listening to, and understanding medical terms, while providing instant feedback.
NEW! Updated medical scenario reports, exercises, laboratory tests, and clinical proceduresgive learners practice with medical terminology in current clinical settings.
NEW! Mini-Dictionarygives simple, leveled definitions for each of the approximately 2,800 individual medical terms covered in the text.
NEW! ADA compliant online student resourcesensure learners with disabilities can take full advantage of the supplemental web-based learning tools.
NEW! AdditionalSpotlightboxesfocus on high-interest medical topics such as opioid addiction, immunotherapy, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
NEW! AdditionalIn Personstoriesbring medical terminology to life.