This best-selling introduction to medical terminology text is flexible enough to be used in a traditional or a self-instructional course format. Suited for students of all levels in the allied health professions, this text provides the appropriate amount of detail needed to learn the basics of medical terminology. After studying the fundamentals of pronunciation, students can study the chapters in any order the instructor deems appropriate. The Third Edition also includes a new chapter on Cancer Medicine and a user-friendly CD-ROM with interactive flashcards, crossword puzzles, and additional exercises. This text with helpful online resources is highly accessible for all health care students, offering a wealth of valuable information at an attractive price. Read the Preface And The Guidelines on How to Use This Book! Do you want to provide your Medical Terminology students with an easy-to-use online learning experience? Our new JBCourseManager is a free online resource when you adopt! JBCourseManager for Essential Medical Terminology, Third Edition features: Pre-loaded instructor resources as well as the function to upload your own Medical search term function Medical term of the day Ability to add your own assignments, quizzes, wikis, workshops, blogs, etc., and change or remove the pre-loaded content Links to medical term pronounciation Accessible calendar with "upcoming events" reminders Threaded discussion forums, live chat sessions, and instant messaging capabilities Unique discussion forum setting, known as our "Q&A", cuts down on students copying answers Comprehensive reports to view all student activity Complete Companion Website with a vast array of resources including audio filesPeggy S. Stanfield is the author of 'Essential Medical Terminology', published 2007 under ISBN 9780763749132 and ISBN 0763749133.