Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary / Edition 32

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Thoroughly updated, this user-friendly reference, trusted for more than a century by healthcare personnel at every professional level, allows you to grasp the meanings of all medical terms in current usage. Understand and correctly use all the latest terminology in todays ever-evolving medical field with the 32nd Edition of the comprehensive, highly respected Dorlands Illustrated Medical Dictionary!

  • Enhance your understanding of all the current medical terminology in your field by relying on the most comprehensive and highly respected medical dictionary, bringing you more than 120,000 well-defined entries and 1500 clear illustrations.
  • Listen to 35,000 audio pronunciations.
  • Search on the Internet anytime, anywhere for all of the language integral to contemporary medicine.
  • Make sure you’re familiar with the very latest medical terms used today with more than 5,500 new entries drawn from current sources.
  • Complement your understanding of new words and ideas in medicine with 500 new illustrations
  • Get more information in a smaller amount of space as the revised entry format includes related parts of speech.

Dorland’s: The first and last word in medicine for over 110 years

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Reviewer: Elizabeth Connor, MLS, DM/AHIP(The Citadel)
Description: This is the 32nd edition of the leading source of medical definitions for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and librarians. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: This dictionary is designed to be used in various medical settings including hospitals, clinics, offices and libraries.
Audience: Intended for health practitioners and students, this work has long been a favorite of medical librarians as the terms used are congruent with medical subject headings (MeSH) developed by the National Library of Medicine. This dictionary also would be useful for lawyers and journalists, but is better suited for individuals with medical knowledge.
Features: This edition features 124,000 entries in a large single volume that is handy and well-formatted. About a third of its 1,500 illustrations are new to this edition, and most are in full color. A typical entry shows the term in bolded red font followed by pronunciation, etymology, brief definitions, and cross references. The work includes a CD-ROM with supplementary information (various anatomical and surgical equipment terms and audio files for the pronunciation of 35,000 words) and a PIN for access to a website that includes both the dictionary and the CD-ROM content.
Assessment: Even though the market abounds with medical dictionaries (Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st edition (F. A. Davis, 2009), Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006), Black's Medical Dictionary, 42nd edition, Marcovitch (A & C Black, 2010), and Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition (Elsevier, 2009)), Dorland's remains the clear choice for health professionals and medical libraries seeking an updated, comprehensive dictionary for everyday use. Taber's is sometimes sought because of its compact size and thumb-index tabs; its 60,000 entries are featured on more than 2,800 pages. Stedman's is a well-known competitor with more than 100,000 entries in 2,100 pages. Black's has about 5,000 definitions in 765 pages and is geared toward British audiences. Mosby's features 51,000 definitions on more than 2,200 pages, appealing to broader audiences, including consumers.
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Encompassing the whole of medicine today, this dictionary provides comprehensiveness, accuracy, clarity and ease to use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416062578
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/16/2011
  • Series: Dorland's Medical Dictionary Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 32
  • Pages: 2176
  • Sales rank: 120,162
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.80 (d)

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    Always Current: The New Improved Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictinary

    DORLAND'S ILLUSTRATED MEDICAL DICTIONARY, 32nd Edition, is even better than the last issue. This company has been making this invaluable source for all medical personal and paramedical personal and now even for the home for over 110 years. They know what they are doing and are continuing to do it well. Handsomely bound, the format is like every other dictionary - all entries are alphabetically placed and each section of the alphabet is marked by a thumb tab along the lateral border. The printing is absolutely readable with the word or topic being sought printed in maroon typeface, a clever device for facilitating looking for the term on a full page of writing. That is to say, this is a visually user-friendly book - all 2150 pages of it!

    In addition to offering a visual guide to correct pronunciation of the terms, there is an associated CD that comes in the back of the book which when inserted into you CD player or computer offers audio pronunciation guides for almost every term. (The CD also offers excellent appendices for listing anatomy, nerves, etc in understandably related columns.)

    While not every word is accompanied by 'graphic illustration,' many are. For instance, looking up Cimex lenticuaris (bed bug) there are all species listed, traits of the insects listed, and two excellent photographs, one showing the top side and the other the underside. In other words, if the reader finds a bug that may cause disease, this is a fine guide to exploring that topic. In addition to multiple photographs, there are also Xray views, drawings, anatomy details of all the muscles in the body, the brain, the nervous system, images of disease states etc. if the reader wants to know what a particular surgical operation (term) means, there is a section of alphabetically listed operations that is cross referenced with the remainder of the book so that the reader can obtain a rather full understanding - even the ability to look up the instruments to be used.

    This book is a must for medical students, for physicians' offices, and for the informed reader who wishes to understand the dialogue with medical people to aid in making decisions and being fully informed.

    Grady Harp

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