Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary / Edition 29

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Stay current with all the latest terminology in today’s ever-evolving medical field with the 29th Edition of Dorland’s Pocket Medical Dictionary. Based on Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, the most trusted medical dictionary used by today’s health care professionals, this portable and user-friendly resource puts dependable and indispensable information at your fingertips. Quickly find what you need from among 36,000+ medical terms, including more than 3,100 new and revised entries reflecting the most important changes in medicine. You’ll also have full-color images throughout, a PIN code to download a spell checker, and a 32-page set of color anatomical plates including 19 plates from the Netter collection. At any stage in your career, this pocket-sized reference is the convenient, portable way to access Dorland’s - the first and last word in medicine for over 110 years.

• Find dependable definitions for the most essential medical terms with content based on Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, the most trusted medical dictionary used by today’s health care professionals.
• Visualize medical concepts with full-color illustrations used throughout the text.
• Better understand anatomy by viewing a special 32-page set of color anatomical plates, including 19 plates from the Netter collection.
• Carry Dorland’s to the lab, the classroom, or the office thanks to its small, portable format.

• Keep up with today’s ever-evolving and expanding medical terminology with 3,100+ new and revised entries.
• Enhance your understanding of complex information with 227 full-color illustrations, including 80 brand-new images, and 32 color anatomical plates, 19 from the Netter collection
• Find more adjectival forms within many definitions to better cover all parts of speech.

• Conveniently check spelling by downloading Dorland’s Electronic Medical Speller Essentials.
• Find what you are looking for quickly with the help of the handy thumb index.

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

"...pocket version has almost 3,000 new entries, 16 pages of full-color anatomical illustrations, and for the first time includes hyphenation."

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: This is the abridged form of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (W.B. Saunders, 2000), first published in 1898. This smaller version of the dictionary contains 2,800 new terms and 500 new drug entries. According to the author, 1,600 outdated or less valuable terms have been deleted from the previous edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a smaller, more portable edition of one of the most current and accurate major medical dictionaries published today. The dictionary contains medical terms, drugs, abbreviations, as well as anatomy and physiology references.
Audience: The audience would be anyone who uses or wants to understand medical terminology. This could be a current health sciences student to a seasoned medical professional as well as any person who uses medical information in their course of business.
Features: In addition to the vocabulary, there are numerous reference tables that include arteries, bones, chemical elements, nerves, veins, muscles, and fetal positions in utero as well as tables of temperature equivalents and tables of weights and measures. Excellent color prints of the human body highlight its structure and function.
Assessment: This is an essential reference for all who use medical terminology. It is lightweight, compact, and easy to carry. It won't take up much space on a desk or bookshelf of the user who will find it a valuable reference on a daily basis. With the ever-expanding language of medicine, the new edition is a worthwhile investment.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455708437
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Series: Dorland's Medical Dictionary Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 29
  • Pages: 880
  • Sales rank: 177,839
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Use of This Dictionary ..... IX
Combining Forms in Medical Terminology ..... XII
Vocabulary ..... 1
Table of Arteries ..... 64
Table of Bones, Listed by Regions of the Body ..... 113
Table of Bones ..... 114
Tables of Chemical Elements ..... 275
The Human Immunoglobulins ..... 411
The Human Body-Highlights of Structure and Function ..... 456
Table of Muscles ..... 511
Table of Nerves ..... 545
Positions of the Fetus in Various Presentations ..... 655
Tables of Temperature Equivalents ..... 800
SI Units ..... 847
Multiples and Submultiples of the Metric System ..... 847
Table of Veins ..... 860
Tables of Weights and Measures ..... 891
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In 1898, when Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary was first published, as the American Pocket Medical Dictionary, its mission was to provide a book which, "though handy in size, should be so full and complete as to supply the wants of the practising physician no less than the student of medicine." Its stated goals were "to make the selection of words as complete as possible...the vocabulary strictly up to date. Of necessity, the definitions of terms are brief, but the endeavor has been to make them clear, adequate, and to the point." Just so has the goal remained for 102 years, although admittedly the challenge of being both compact and comprehensive becomes increasingly difficult. As knowledge increases, so too does vocabulary, and the Dictionary now pushes at the limits of what can be termed "pocket-sized," even as attempts are made to add to each new edition as many as possible of the myriad of new terms coined since the last.

To maintain the currency, accuracy, brevity, and clarity which have always characterized the Dictionary, it has been carefully and thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition, drawing extensively on the work done for the 29th edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, now marking its 100th anniversary of continuous publication. Of the over 8100 terms newly added to that dictionary, over 2800 have been selected for addition to the 26th edition of Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary. Countless terms have been revised, with concentration on the areas of pharmacology, nuclear medicine, pathology, pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, endocrinology, hematology, immunology, angiology, and anatomy, usingwhere applicable the most recent official and standard nomenclature guides. Particular attention has been paid to pharmaceutical terms, concentrating on drugs actively marketed in the United States; almost 500 new drugs have been added to the Dictionary and many outdated or rarely used ones deleted. To make room for the many new terms without increasing the size of the book, the vocabulary has been examined ruthlessly, and over 1600 outdated or less valuable terms have been deleted. In particular, the difficult decision was made to remove most veterinary terms not directly associated with human disease, as well as many of the infrequently used Latin and Greek terms for anatomical structures which have common names used almost exclusively.

The result is an edition that upholds over a century of tradition, following the example of its predecessors by being both compact and comprehensive, and by providing a clear, accurate, and concise guide to the spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary of medicine. We hope it will continue to be as much help to its current readers as previous editions have been to past generations.

Patricia D. Novak, PhD

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