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Now in its Fifth Edition, this richly illustrated guide is a comprehensive introduction to medical terminology. It provides extensive coverage of terms related to structure and function, disorders, diagnosis and treatments. It features a user-friendly layout, basic approach to the subject, and numerous learning exercises. This edition includes updated terminology and drug information, an introduction to medical dictionaries, and an appendix on how to use Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Focus on Word Boxes: provide a closer examination of different words, their origins, word parts, etc. Also cover prefixes, suffixes, and pronunciation; Clinical Perspectives: provide clinical information of interest to the reader, and provide a real-world application of medical terminology; Health Professions: provide the reader with information about the different fields they might choose to enter, and provide real-world context for using medical terminology;