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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: This is the third edition of a portable abridgement of Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary . It defines a broad spectrum of health science terminology in the medical, nursing, and allied health professions.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a compact, easily referenced book. The publisher provides a paperback book that includes a wide variety of terms.
Audience: The audience includes students and practitioners within all of the health sciences.
Features: The dictionary includes an extensive vocabulary with encyclopedic entries. New to this edition are 5000 new entries and a list of abbreviations commonly used in healthcare. It also includes clear pronunciations and etymologies of each word.
Assessment: This is a compact, affordable, thorough dictionary of health terms. The abbreviations and pronunciation aids are good features. The book is more than a medical dictionary. It has encyclopedic features highlighting important individuals and information related to health sciences.