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

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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: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is the original pocket dictionary of terminology in medical, nursing, and other health professions. The sixth edition includes over 5,000 new entries and over 25,000 definitions. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: It is intended as an affordable, compact, and thorough quick reference to the language of health sciences. The pocket dictionary is condensed from the hardcover version (Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, 8th edition, (Elsevier, 2009)).
Audience: Although written primarily for healthcare students and practitioners, it also would be a terrific resource for laypersons.
Features: The dictionary's most distinctive feature is its size — it does fit in a lab coat pocket, although it is rather thick. A guide to using the dictionary is followed by over 1,400 pages of terms, most of which have an accompanying pronunciation guide. Two appendixes provide an English-Spanish translation guide and an American Sign Language and Manual Communication guide. Both front and back inside covers feature commonly used abbreviations. Also included are selected British spellings to assist readers in recognizing alternate spellings.
Assessment: This is a well done pocket dictionary. It is precise, easy to use, and now contains over 25,000 terms. As terms are added, one of the biggest challenges will be to keep the dictionary slim enough to fit in a lab coat pocket.
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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: 275,054
  • 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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