Medical Abbreviations: 32,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communicationa and Safety / Edition 15

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Features: With the purchase of the book you receive:

32,000 meanings of up-to-date, comprehensive, health-related abbreviations.

A one-year, single-user access license for the Internet version of the book is included in the book purchase price. With the high-speed search engine, you can, for example, find all the meanings of PND or all the abbreviations that contain the word "cardiac." This Internet version is updated with an average of 20 new entries each week (see preface, page vii).

You can purchase a year-by-year extension to access the Internet version or purchase it separately (without the book). See pricing on page 417.

At no extra cost, WiFi-enabled devices can access the Internet version where it can be added as a home-page icon or bookmarked. Twenty (20) new entries are added weekly making it current and comprehensive.

A "Do Not Use" list of dangerous abbreviations (see pages 8-10).

A cross-referenced list of 3,400 generic and trade drug names (see page 361).

A primer for those just starting a health-related career, consisting of 275 commonly used abbreviations and their meanings (see page 25).

Meanings of symbols and tables of normal laboratory values (see pages 351 and 411).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780931431159
  • Publisher: Davis, Neil M. Associates
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 191,051
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface The Internet Version: Why Use It and How to Access It vii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Dangerous, Contradictory, and/or Ambiguous Abbreviations 5

Chapter 3 A Healthcare Controlled Vocabulary 15

Chapter 4 How Medical Writers, Editors, and Health Professionals Can Help Control the Proliferation of Health-Related Abbreviations 21

Chapter 5 Medical Abbreviation Primer 25

Chapter 6 Lettered and Numbered Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Slang 29

Chapter 7 Symbols and Greek Letters

Symbols 351

Greek Letters 352

Chapter 8 Tables, Lists, and Conversions

Numbers and Letters for Teeth 355

Laboratory Panels 356

Shorthand for Laboratory Test Values 357

Obstetrical Shorthand 357

Reflex Gradations 357

Muscle Strength Gradations 357

Pulse Strength Gradations 358

Heart Murmur Gradations 358

Tonsil Size Gradations 358

Grades of Severity of Knee Arthritis (arthroscopic) 358

Metric Prefixes 358

Kilograms/Pounds Conversions 359

Fahrenheit/Centigrade Conversions 359

Apothecary Symbols 360

Chapter 9 Cross-Referenced List of Generic and Brand Drug Names 361

Chapter 10 National Normal Adult Laboratory Values

Blood, Plasma, or Serum 411

Urine 414

Drug Levels 415

Book and Internet Version Reorder and Pricing Information 417

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