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"Known for its clear, comprehensive definitions and its incomparable vivid, full-color illustrations. Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 7th edition, now features even more definitions and illustrations!" Here's what you'll find in the new 7th edition: comprehensive, authoritative definitions - including major diseases, disorders, procedures, and drugs - offer the most accurate, complete information available; over 2450 full-color illustrations - three times more than other dictionaries - illustrate all areas of health care; more than 5000 new and 10,000 revised definitions!; straightforward alphabetical organization and new colored headwords help you find entries on the first try; the color atlas of human anatomy contains dozens of high quality, full-color, labeled drawings; updated, expanded drug entries include information on specific drugs currently on the marked; new and updated entries for herbs and complementary/integrative therapies keep pace with health care trends; and EVOLVE website provides hundreds of web links to help you find authoritative information online, as well as content updates and other helpful resources.
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Reviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: This is the seventh edition of Mosby's Medical Dictionary with full-color illustrations. The publisher states that more than 10,000 entries have been revised and updated, and over 5,000 new entries have been added to keep pace with advances in medicine. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive medical dictionary with over 2,400 color illustrations so the reader can easily find a clear, concise definition of a medical term. It is organized in a straightforward alphabetic listing. According to the publisher, the dictionary "was developed to provide a single source of authoritative, up-to-date information concerning health and health care terminology."
Audience: The audience is anyone who may use a medical dictionary to identify an unfamiliar medical or healthcare term. The audience may be students in allied health programs, clinical and nonclinical practitioners in healthcare settings, and anyone who may encounter medical terminology in their daily work.
Features: The dictionary's most distinctive feature is the full-color illustrations that appear on almost every page. The typeface is easy to read; the definitions are clear and concise; there is a detailed color atlas of human anatomy; there are numerous entries for drugs and laboratory tests. Definitions have been added for complementary and alternative medical therapies and herbs. Poison control centers are listed in the front cover pages. The four appendixes include medical symbols, the American Sign Language and Manual Communication alphabet, the timeline for Health Promotion 2009 and general resources with listing of major national healthcare organizations. Prior to inclusion in the dictionary, the material is reviewed by a board of more than 100 practitioners representing all areas of medicine and healthcare.
Assessment: This is a very nice, reliable medical dictionary that is reasonably priced. While there are over 2,000 pages, the book is not cumbersome or difficult to handle and store. The definitions are clear and concise with almost an encyclopedic style instead of simply a definition and pronunciation provided. The color illustrations are well placed and add emphasis to key terms. It not only includes medical terms but other phrases that are common in healthcare, such as healthcare proxy, North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, and abbreviations, such as RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation referring to a treatment for strains and sprains). I recommend this edition as a comprehensive "more-than-a-dictionary" for any reference shelf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323052900
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/4/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 2056
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Color Atlas of Human Anatomy

Definitions A-Z

Illustration Credits

Appendixes (Endsheets)

  1. American Sign Language and Manual Communication
  2. Common Abbreviations Used in Writing Prescriptions
  3. Spanish-French-English Equivalents of Commonly Used Medical Terms and Phrases
  4. Commonly Used Abbreviations
  5. The Joint Commission Do Not Use List
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2010

    Would recommend!

    I would recommend this useful resource book to anyone who is pursuing, or has a career in the medical field. I am currently training as a Medical Transcriptionist, and have found it very helpful. Some of the medical terms that I was searching for were not listed, but most were. Even though the book is very large, and heavy, it is a good resource book to have in my home office. I would also recommend the book for the general public, who from time to time have the need to research certain medical conditions.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great dictionary!!

    I love this dictionary it really helps me in my studies.

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