Boasting a streamlined and reorganized format, the Third Edition provides users with a consistent and logical system to help them build their understanding of medical terminology as it relates to the human body. This book maintains a real-world focus that relates medical terminology to various health professions, thereby capturing the users interest and providing information about potential future health careers. This information is reinforced with various additional study resources that include exercises, a Companion Website, and a CD-ROM free with the book. New to this edition are: redistribution of the Pharmacology chapter throughout the book, Revised Special Topics chapter, Expanded Professional Profile feature, Updated medical terms, Professional Journal exercises, End-of-chapter review list. Practice exercises have also been revised. This book also boasts an abundance of artwork and superior pedagogical package that includes practice exercises and activities, Chart Note Transcription exercises, Med Term Tips, case studies, Pronunciation Practice, Professional Journal, "Getting Connected" multimedia extension exercises, and word building tables. All health professionals and medical terminology students.