Building on the success of previous editions, Medical Terminology Systems, 8th edition, continues its well-established record of presenting medical word building principles based on competency-based curricula. Because of the pedagogical success of previous editions, the 8th edition continues its structural design as a textbook-workbook that complements all teaching formats, including traditional lecture, distance learning, and independent or self-paced study.
The 8th edition continues to present eponyms without showing the possessive form, such as Bowman capsule, Cushing syndrome, and Parkinson disease. medical dictionaries as well as the American Association for Medical Transcription and the American Medical Association support these changes. (Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach 8th Edition; Barbara A. Gylys, Mary Ellen Wedding; F.A. Davis Company ; Preface: Page ix)