This dictionary of modern medical terms and jargon offers detailed descriptions of over 15,000 currently used medical terms that are either not included in ordinary medical dictionaries or which are only very briefly and inadequately defined. Some terms are not defined anywhere else. Entries give the subject classification where appropriate and many of the items are illustrated by small, in-text diagrams. At the same time, and whenever appropriate, the definitions contain relevant citations from recently published literature on the subject.
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This compendium features more than 20,000 current medical terms, many of which are generally not included in ordinary medical dictionaries, or only briefly and inadequately defined. Focusing on the real-world language of practice and including coverage of basic science, the Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine provides readable, comprehensible definitions of terminology, jargon, acronyms, neologisms, and casual speech heard in today's practice.
Learned enough for professional users, yet written in clear, simple language that will appeal to students and general readers wanting to explore the fresh terminology of contemporary medicine, the Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine is the definitive tool for expanding your medical understanding and vocabulary.
NEW AND EXPANDED COVERAGE
-Entries in alternative medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, forensics, sports medicine, and so on -Encyclopedically expanded entries, with additional background and explanation -Terms related to new diseases, their diagnosis and therapies -Entries from new disciplines in medicine -Numerous tables -Extensive cross references
A comprehensive dictionary of current medical terminology -- perfect for physicians, residents, medical students, nursing students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, transcriptionists, and all other health professionals, as well as general readers.From the Back Cover:
Key Benefit: This is a supplemental dictionary of modern medical terminology containing 15,000 - 20,000 current, alphabetized medical terms, jargon, slang, and neologisms with encyclopedic entries that clearly explain the concepts. Tab les and diagrams are included. Market: Medical students, nursing students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents.
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Book Description CRC Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111850703213