Medical Terminology: Language for Health Care provides the comprehensive coverage needed for a 2-term or intensive 1-term Medical Terminology course.
It provides clear instruction on the basics of anatomy and physiology, using a body systems approach, and making use of extensive new line art figures and photos.
The text includes both clinical and administrative office examples and cases that provide a realistic context for introducing terms and definitions.
The student textbook comes with a free Student CD-ROM with interactive exercises and activities, and a two-CD audio program for building pronunciation skills.
This text was very useful for both the terminology course I took and for brushing up on medical knowledge in general. Went well beyond the base of the word and etymology to let you know a good bit of what each term is used for, where it is commonly used and the definitions.