Dictionary of Medical Terms

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Although written primarily as a home reference guide, Barron's Dictionary of Medical Terms has been valued, used, and highly praised by medical instructors, student nurses, and others in the healthcare professions. This expanded and updated edition clearly and concisely describes medical terms in language ...
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Overview


Although written primarily as a home reference guide, Barron's Dictionary of Medical Terms has been valued, used, and highly praised by medical instructors, student nurses, and others in the healthcare professions. This expanded and updated edition clearly and concisely describes medical terms in language that the layman can understand. Thousands of terms and definitions cover--
  • Descriptions of diseases and their symptoms
  • First-aid procedures
  • Human anatomy and body parts
  • Dentistry
  • Medications and their applications
  • Instructive tables covering important elements, vitamins, trade and generic names of commonly prescribed drugs, and much more

Many terms are supplemented with instructive line illustrations. Readers are also guided by extensive cross references.

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This title builds upon earlier editions by streamlining definitions, removing multiple pharmacology entries, and adding terms such as "swine flu" and "posttraumatic stress disorder." Definitions, which are arranged alphabetically, include part of speech, pronunciation, a brief definition, an occasional example, and an acronym where applicable. "See" and "See Also" references appear in the main entries. Small diagrams found within individual entries are effective but entry selection is inconsistent. For example, the acronym PTSD is not cross referenced to the term posttraumatic stress disorder and three (A, AB, and B) of the four blood types appear in the main entry section but O blood type has been excluded. Appendixes include anatomy diagrams, tables of commonly prescribed drugs (brand name, generic name, over the counter, herbs) along with each drug's common use. Herb tables include known drug interactions. The commonly used medical abbreviations table includes GSW for gunshot wound but excludes ERT and HRT for estrogen replacement therapy and hormone replacement therapy, respectively. VERDICT This is a decent pocket guide for a circulating collection but not a replacement for the more extensive Stedman's Medical Dictionary or Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.—Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764147586
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 207,590
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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