Human Diseases and Conditions / Edition 2

Human Diseases and Conditions / Edition 2

by Gale
     
 

Presents articles dealing with all kinds of diseases and disorders, from acne and brain tumor to tobacco-related diseases and yellow fever. This three-volume reference covers 249 diseases and conditions in a style accessible to young adult readers. Each entry includes a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information

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Presents articles dealing with all kinds of diseases and disorders, from acne and brain tumor to tobacco-related diseases and yellow fever. This three-volume reference covers 249 diseases and conditions in a style accessible to young adult readers. Each entry includes a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnoses, treatment or cure and how it works, and a discussion of what it is like to live with the disease or condition. The articles are arranged alphabetically and include sidebars about literature, famous people or other cultural stories related to the topic; definitions and pronunciations of medical terms; cross-references and lists of related keywords; case studies; boxes describing how important cures were discovered; "years ago" boxes providing historical perspective; and telephone numbers and Web addresses of organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Asthma Information Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Created by a team of doctors and health education experts based at the du Pont Hospital for Children, this reference work presents information available on 280 diseases and conditions. In addition to photographs, special features include definitions with pronunciations, fact boxes, historical/literary sidebars and process diagrams, as well as an introduction on how the human body works. Created by a team of doctors and health education experts based at the du Pont Hospital for Children, this reference work presents the most accurate and up-to-date information available on 280 diseases and conditions. Ranging from a half-page for minor topics to seven pages for major topics, the clearly designed sections include prevention and lifestyle guidance where appropriate. In addition to photographs, special features include definitions with pronunciations, fact boxes, historical/li

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ISBN-13:
9780684312385
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
10/09/2009
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
4
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 4.60(d)

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