Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions / Edition 9

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So much more than just a bestselling dictionary, Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 9th Edition is a one-stop reference to help you make sense of the complex world of health care. It features over 56,000 authoritative definitions, 45 appendixes, a color atlas of the human body, online resources, and more than 2,450 full-color illustrations - nearly three times more than any other dictionary available - making it an indispensible reference for students and professionals alike.

  • UNIQUE! More than 2,450 color photographs and line drawings demonstrate and explain complex conditions and abstract concepts.
  • A Color Atlas of Human Anatomy contains 43 pages of clearly labeled drawings for easy A&P review and reference.
  • Over 56,000 comprehensive, authoritative, high-quality definitions - including expanded definitions for selected entries, particularly major diseases, disorders, and procedures - offer the latest information on pathophysiology, treatment and interventions, and nursing care.
  • 23 appendixes - 13 in the dictionary and 10 on the companion Evolve website - offer quick access to useful reference information, such as lab values, symbols and abbreviations, language translation guides, pharmacology, infection control standards, conversion tables, and clinical calculations.
  • A strict, common-sense alphabetical organization with no subentries makes it easy to find key terms and definitions.
  • NEW! Over 300 new and updated illustrations visually clarify key definitions and reflect current health care practice and equipment.
  • NEW! Approximately 11,000 new and revised definitions reflect the latest developments in health care, drugs, and nursing terminology.
  • NEW! Editor Marie O’Toole, EdD, RN, FAAN lends her expertise to this new edition, reviewing and revising all definitions and assembling a team of leading consultants and contributors.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"From the outset this dictionary was appealing. The illustrations enhanced the explanations greatly and lead to a deeper understanding of meanings. Photographs also increase the reader’s knowledge and give real visualisations of what to expect from particular pathophysiologies. The appendices found in the dictionary are both comprehensive and extremely useful."
Nurse Education in Practice, 2009
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Gary T. Rapelje, BAS, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a comprehensive dictionary that includes 2,450 full color illustrations as well as a valuable appendix of medical measurements, diagnoses, and other pertinent medical values. This edition updates the 2002 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a one stop source of definitions and information unique to the field of health. Through the updated definitions and research, this dictionary provides a much need medical resource.
Audience: The dictionary is intended for students as well as all practitioners in the medical field. With this seventh edition, Mosby's has continued to show its credibility through the reliability and extensive research that goes into the information provided.
Features: The book covers definitions and pronunciations of medical terms and terminology. It is innovative in its use of high quality full color illustrations to enhance understanding of key terms. The front of the book includes a full color, system by system grouping of illustrations of the human anatomy. The appendixes include a wide range of beneficial reference information.
Assessment: The updated information included in this edition of the dictionary is much needed in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The many illustrations help to bring understanding to terms where words alone would not suffice. The extent to which the editors went to research and validate all the information shows how this dictionary continues to be one of the most valuable resources for all healthcare professionals.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323074032
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 2048
  • Sales rank: 51,012
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Color Atlas of Human Anatomy

Definitions A-Z

Illustration Credits

Appendixes (Back of Book)

  1. Units of Measurement
  2. Language Translation Guide: Spanish-French-English Equivalents of Commonly Used Medical Terms and Phrases
  3. American Sign Language and Manual Communication
  4. Normal Reference Values
  5. Nutrition
  6. Pharmacology and Clinical Calculations
  7. Range of Motion
  8. Infection Control: CDC Isolation Guidelines
  9. Diagnosis-Related Groups

Appendixes (Endsheets)

  1. Common Abbreviations Used in Writing Prescriptions
  2. Commonly Used Abbreviations
  3. The Joint Commission Do Not Use Abbreviation List
  4. Spanish-French Equivalents of Commonly Used Medical Terms and Phrases

Appendixes (Evolve)

  • Canadian Controlled Substance Chart
  • High-Alert Drugs
  • Common Herbs and Supplements
  • Herb-Drug Interactions
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    I believe this dictionary and Mosby's Medical Dictionary are the

    I believe this dictionary and Mosby's Medical Dictionary are the same! You're asking nearly $10 more because it says
     "Medical, Nursing and Health Practices. I own both dictionary's, use they daily for classwork and I have yet to find a difference in the
    material. I'm seriously considering returning it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Excellent for everyone-not just health care people!

    I am so glad I bought this book. Even though it looks like a text book for health care personnel, it has vocabulary words in here that will help everyone learn new things and words to "impress your friends
    and neighbors"!. It has great pictures/illustrations to help you understand the terms better. This is the newest version and I had to wait a month to get it-it WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT! (I had to pre-order). I strongly recommend you check this excellent book out as soon as you can. You won't be disappointed!

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    Posted January 16, 2013

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