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The Human Body 2nd Edition: Anatomical Terms and What They Mean

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Terry M Mayhew

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About The Book

Nowadays, medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, science, physiotherapy and allied professional undergraduates in English-speaking countries lack the basics in Latin and Greek – the languages from which the great majority of anatomical terms derive.

The glossary presented in this book expands that in the successful earlier first edition. It takes the word-root of key anatomical terms, explains their meanings and gives examples of their use in anatomical and other contexts, including everyday English usage. The meanings are reinforced with questions about related anatomical knowledge.

Additional information

ISBN 9781897676318
Page extent 64 Pages
Product type PB
Publication date 01-Jan-01
Dimensions 200 × 130 × 24 mm

1 review for The Human Body 2nd Edition: Anatomical Terms and What They Mean

  1. John A. Gosling

    Review of the 2nd Edition of The Human Body-
    Anatomical Terms And What They Mean by Terry M. Mayhew

    I thoroughly enjoyed perusing this 2nd edition of Professor Terry Mayhew’s excellent compendium of anatomical terms. Whilst this publication may seem relatively brief, extending only to some 178 pages, the information contained therein is remarkably scholarly and comprehensive.

    I must admit that after 50 years of teaching topographical anatomy, I have learned a great deal from this compilation, and for Professor Mayhew’s efforts I feel extremely grateful.

    The primary target audience for this super little book will be those with an interest in the application of anatomy to clinical practice (students of medicine, dentistry, and professions allied to these disciplines). All would benefit from using this book from time to time to help allay the drudgery of rote learning of anatomy.

    In the preface to this Edition, Professor Mayhew comments that he has deliberately avoided eponyms because they do not assist understanding. This may be true, but, given the likely ambitions of his readership, I hope that a 3rd edition might find space for terms often used in clinical practice (such as “innominate”) and also include a footnote when eponyms are frequently used (such as Ampulla “of Valer” and Sphincter-which incidentally does not appear in the present volume “of Oddi”).
    John A. Gosling
    Professor of Anatomy, Division of Clinical Anatomy
    Department of Surgery

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