The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary

The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Book - 2004
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This comprehensive dictionary of medical words and phrases is intended for use by health-care consumers, students, and professionals as well as anyone who wants to keep up with the burgeoning new terminology found in today’s medical news. Entry words are clearly defined, up-to-date, and free of confusing jargon. This second edition contains more than 1,300 new words reflecting the latest tests (virtual colonoscopy), diseases (SARS), treatments (photodynamic therapy), and technology (Gamma Knife). Hundreds of commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications are covered, and definitions have been revised to reflect state-of-the-art medical research and practice. The expanding vocabulary of health-care management and policy is included, along with common medical abbreviations and medical biographies. Ninety clearly labeled illustrations and tables complement the text. The frontmatter includes a summary of medical conditions and subgroups for quick reference, making this complete, accessible reference even more versatile.

More than 45,000 authoritative, easy-to-understand definitions Up-to-date medical vocabulary, including prescription drugs, common brand names, and health policy terms Informative charts and illustrations All medical specialties and areas of interest, including alternative medicine, obstetrics, and genetics An essential family reference with the latest words and terms

Baker & Taylor
In this dictionary of medical words and phrases, entry words are clearly defined, reflect state-of-the-art medical research and practice, and avoid confusing jargon, including more than 1,300 new words that encompass the latest tests, diseases, treatments, and technology, as well as common medical abbreviations and health-care management and policy terms.

Book News
This thumb-tabbed update adds about 1,300 terms to the 2002 edition relating to new medical conditions (e.g., SARS), tests (virtual colonoscopy), and treatments (Botox); alternative medicine (doula); future directions (stem-cell research); and contemporary scientists (Candace Pert). For consumers and health professionals, some 45,000 entries cover the symbol "a" to the drug Zyrtec. The sole index is a guide to common compound words. Appendices include the Recommended Daily Allowances of vitamins and minerals, and diagrams of major body systems. Lacks references. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
This new edition of The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary can help demystify the complex vocabulary of modern health care. Completely updated with more than 1,300 new entries, it covers every medical specialty along with important related areas such as alternative medicine, health care management, and insurance related terms. This dictionary includes common medical abbreviations, biographical entries for leading figures in medicine, expanded coverage of prescription drugs, and ninety clearly labeled illustrations and tables.
The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary is a resource for health care consumers, patients, students, and medical professionals.

& Taylor

Features more than forty-five thousand entries, including general and specialized medical terms, thousands of new words drawn from current medical literature, and biographical sketches of important scientists and physicians.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2004
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780618428991
Characteristics: xxxii, 909 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Stedman, Thomas Lathrop 1853-1938
Alternative Title: Stedman's medical dictionary

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