Medical Terminology Demystified "Medical Terminology Demystified" McGraw-Hill Professional | English | ISBN: 0071461043 | 400 pages | PDF | 8 MB There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects Medical Terminology Demystified covers all the basic terms of disease and injury, abnormal anatomy and physiology, surgical techniques, drugs, and other therapies--in the context of real, practical health issues. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Dale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is Professor of Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at Joliet Junior College. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's Biology Demystified, Anatomy Demystified, and Physiology Demystified. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine in the United States and has received numerous other international honors and awards for his writing and creative thinking. This book is for people who want to get acquainted with the basic concepts of medical terminology without having to take a formal course. It can also serve as a supplemental text in a classroom, tutored, or home-schooling environment. It should also be useful for career changers who need to refresh their knowledge of the subject. I recommend that you start at the beginning of this book and go straight through. There are 5 icons (cartoon pictures) that repeatedly appear in the page margins of every chapter. Each icon takes the form of a “Memory Pill”—a key fact for you to write down and remember in a “Memory Pillbox” (handy numbered grid) at chapter end. An Anatomy icon indicates a key fact about normal body structure. Conversely, a Physiology icon labels an important fact about normal body function. Knowing some of these key structure-function facts in the normal body helps you to understand their associated disease and disorders within the abnormal body. The medical terminology of the book provides key facts tagged as Disease icons and other facts as Treatment/Therapy icons. Finally, there are numerous Background and History icons that identify critical people and historical events behind the development of medical terminology. A special icon is that of Hippocrates (pronounced as hih-PAHK-rah-tees). Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician who is considered the Father of Modern Medicine. For this reason, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY DEMYSTIFIED is subtitled as “A Visit with Hippocrates.” The Ghost of Hippocrates is our narrator, who guides us along throughout the book. He is occasionally assisted by both Professor Joe, the Talking Skeleton (from ANATOMY DEMYSTIFIED and PHYSIOLOGY DEMYSTIFIED), and by Baby Heinie (his mischievous little sidekick). The goal is to provide some meaningful “edu-tainment”—“education” plus “entertainment”—for the reader.