This textbook gives the basic information that readers need, with a focus on medical terminology and clinical applications. Examples of personal and clinical applications demonstrate the relevance of theory to real life and to practice. Chapter outlines, learning objectives, medical terms and pronunciation guides, quick-scan tables, and other features aim to make the information easy to absorb and retain. The book also includes self-tests, terminology exercises, and review questions to help readers evaluate and reinforce their comprehension of the material. The companion workbook offers readers an opportunity to test their knowledge of the material.