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: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: The publisher claims that this dictionary is the world's best selling medical dictionary.
Purpose: The dictionary is a reference book for medical terminology. Words describing diseases, devices, technologies, generic drugs, trade name drugs, anatomy and chemicals are included in the dictionary. Two other versions are available — international and deluxe.
Audience: The audience would include students in all health science programs including medicine, nursing, and allied health. The book is a reference for anyone who uses or needs to define a medical or health term. The book is produced by an editor and 27 consulting experts from a variety of medical fields. The editor uses a variety of official and standard nomenclatures as guides.
Features: Notes on how to use the dictionary are included in the first section. Fundamentals of medical etymology and an anatomical word list complete the second section. The main section of the book, the vocabulary, contains 121,000 terms that includes over 8,100 new terms and 7,600 new entries, according to the publisher. There are 820 illustrations including 566 new illustrations. The anatomical entries reflect the 1998 Terminologa Anatomica. Medical subject headings (MeSH) are included. The vocabulary includes medical terms, eponyms, and abbreviations with their definitions, pronunciation, and etymology. There are cross references to related terms. Several appendixes with anatomy references, metric conversion tables, and reference intervals for the interpretation of laboratory tests are included.
Assessment: This is one of the best known and most widely used medical dictionaries. It is more than a dictionary as there is a vast amount of medical information included in the book. This is a classic reference text. It is an essential reference book for any academic or public library as well as any medical office, healthcare facility, or business that uses medical terminology.
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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: 81,190
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.80 (d)

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

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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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