Focused on the basic word analysis skills you need for medical terminology, this text includes a carefully selected group of suffixes, prefixes, and word roots to give you a foundation for recognizing and communicating medical terms. A combination of body system lessons, anatomy presentations, and introductions to word parts reinforce basic word building skills. Plus, you can take charge of your learning with the companion CD packaged with the text an online audio program for additional practice. NEW terms and definitions keep you up to date with the latest healthcare procedures and advances. NEW electronic health record documents provide exposure to the EHRs you will encounter in practice. NEW and updated illustrations show difficult terms and procedures more clearly. NEW! Gradable exercises on the Evolve companion website allow quick assessment of your understanding and can be easily e-mailed to instructors. NEW list of error-prone abbreviations identifies abbreviations that should NOT be used in the clinical setting. By Myrna LaFleur Brooks, BEd, RN, Founding President of the National Association of Health Unit Clerks/Coordinators, Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, AZ and Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MATLA, MEd, Faculty, Community Colleges of Vermont, Montpelier, VT Table of Contents: 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!