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Essentials of Medical Language
Essentials of Medical Language

Essentials of Medical Language, 4th Edition

ISBN10: 1259900061 | ISBN13: 9781259900068
By David Allan and Rachel Basco

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Essentials of Medical Language will help you learn the terminology and language of modern health care in a
way that bridges the gap between the classroom and a clinical setting.This textbook provides you with terminology, exercises, images and examples you can apply to other courses and within your career. You will step into the role of a health professional in every chapter and experience medical language illustrated through authentic patient cases.  

1 The Anatomy of Medical Terms: The Essential Elements of the Language of Medicine 
2 The Body as a Whole, Cells, and Genes: The Essentials of the Languages of Anatomy and Genetics
3 The Integumentary System: The Essentials of the Language of Dermatology 
4 The Skeletal System: The Essentials of the Language of Orthopedics 
5 Muscles and Tendons: The Essentials of the Languages of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 
6 The Cardiovascular and Circulatory Systems: The Essentials of the Language of Cardiology 
7 The Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems: The Essentials of the Languages of Hematology and Immunology 
8 The Respiratory System: The Essentials of the Language of Pulmonology
9 The Digestive System: The Essentials of the Language of Gastroenterology
10 The Nervous System and Mental Health: The Essentials of the Languages of Neurology and Psychiatry 
11 Special Senses of the Eye and Ear: The Essentials of the Languages of Ophthalmology and Otology
12 The Endocrine System: The Essentials of the Language of Endocrinology
13 The Urinary System: The Essentials of the Language of Urology
14 The Male Reproductive System: The Essentials of the Language of the Male Reproductive System
15 The Female Reproductive System: The Essentials of the Languages of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
16 Infancy to Old Age: The Languages of Pediatrics and Geriatrics

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About the Author

David Allan

David M. Allan received his medical training at Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital in England. He was chief resident in Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital in New York City before moving to San Diego, California. Dr. Allan has worked as a family physician in England, a pediatrician in San Diego, and an associate dean at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He has designed, written, and produced more than 100 award-winning multimedia programs with virtual reality as their conceptual base.

Rachel Basco

Rachel Basco earned her B.S. in cardiopulmonary science and M.S. in health sciences from Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Science Center, School of Allied Health Professions. She currently is completing her dissertation for her Ed.P. at Louisiana Tech University. She worked as a registered respiratory therapist for 10 years and then began her career in college instruction in respiratory therapy at the LSU School of Allied Professions in Shreveport, Louisiana. Professor Basco then found her interest to be in nonclinical education and began instructing biology courses at Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City, Louisiana. She completed a graduate certificate in instructional design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout to improve her expertise in online learning. She is employed as a project director and adjunct instructor in medical terminology at Bossier City Community College.


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