An essential resource for anyone in a medical terminology course or in allied health, nursing, or biology programs, this self-study programmed resource presents the most commonly used terms, abbreviation, drugs, diseases, and disorders related to health and medicine. Arranged by body system' and medical-surgical specialty areas, it provides a basic method for acquiring the essentials needed to build a medical vocabulary with immediate feedback to the reader while allowing for review. FEATURES: Essential terminologywith pronunciation keys and word elements. FREE integrated website-- www.prenhall.com/rice --compliments the book with study-guide style quiz questions and immediate tabulation of quiz results. Full-color artand design. More than 600 review exercises,abbreviations, and drugs and disorders. Case studiesfeaturing Present History; Signs and Symptoms; Diagnosis; Treatment; Prevention; and Risk Factors. More tables, figures, and illustrationsassist in comprehension. Explanation framesassist in applying facts about health and medicine throughout. Unit openingsfeature a chapter overview, and learning objectives, and include primary word elements.Jane Rice RN CMA is the author of 'The Terminology of Health and Medicine: A Self-Instructional Program (2nd Edition)', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130423337 and ISBN 0130423335.