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Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions / Edition 7

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Overview

Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health, 7th Edition is your portable, quick-access reference to help you make sense of the complex world of health care. It features over 35,700 authoritative definitions (including approximately 300 all-new definitions) of diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and more, along with pronunciations, etymologies, and a Spanish/English appendix. If you want the most reliable health science information literally right at your fingertips, then look no further than this bestselling pocket dictionary.

  • Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology support health science students and practicing professionals.
  • Small size makes dictionary easy to transport.
  • Over 35,700 definitions provides students and health professionals with necessary information.
  • Alphabetized screened thumb tabs save you time finding terms.
  • British spellings help users recognize alternate spellings.
  • Included etymologies build professional vocabulary and understanding of medical terminology.



  • Newly revised definitions make this a cohesive and portal reference.
  • 300 new definitions added for the latest terms in health care, drugs and medical and nursing terminology.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Although written primarily for healthcare students and practitioners, it also would be a terrific resource for laypersons.... This is a well done pocket dictionary. It is precise, easy to use, and now contains over 25,000 terms.... Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!" -Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C (William Beaumont Hospitals), © Doody's Review Service

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Reviewer: Susan A Trombley, AAS, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a much needed portable resource for students and practitioners in all areas of healthcare. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: This is an affordable, compact, thorough, and outstanding quick reference that provides students and practitioners with a succinct and portable abridgement of Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, 7th edition (Elsevier, 2006), and is an eminently useful and user-friendly resource.
Audience: The dictionary is intended for both students and healthcare practitioners in all disciplines. The authors and their consultants are clearly experts in their fields.
Features: The book includes medical terminology, definitions, and pronunciations. This edition is updated with approximately 3,500 new entries to reflect new developments in the many facets of health care. In addition, 9,000 definitions have been revised to reflect current knowledge/practice and selected British spellings have also been added.
Assessment: Portability, easy-to-read text, and updated terminology make this pocket dictionary a valuable reference for both students and practitioners in the healthcare arena.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323088558
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/7/2013
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1488
  • Sales rank: 281,915
  • Product dimensions: 4.58 (w) x 7.22 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Commonly Used Abbreviations (Endsheets)

Guide to the Dictionary

Definitions A-Z

Appendix 1: English-Spanish Translation Guide

Appendix 2: American Sign Language and Manual Communication

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