Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource

Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource

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What does that term mean? How is it even pronounced? Make sense of the complex world of health care with Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 8th Edition. This comprehensive, portable dictionary offers a unique, strong focus on nursing and health science terminology. Featuring over 56,600 authoritative definitions of diseases,

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What does that term mean? How is it even pronounced? Make sense of the complex world of health care with Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 8th Edition. This comprehensive, portable dictionary offers a unique, strong focus on nursing and health science terminology. Featuring over 56,600 authoritative definitions of diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and more, it ensures you have the most reliable health science information right at your fingertips. Word roots and pronunciations help you learn and correctly use medical terminology, and alphabetized screened thumb tabs make finding definitions quick and easy.


• Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology
supports health science students and practicing professionals.
Over 56,600 definitionsprovide you with necessary information.
Revised by an experienced educator, Marie O’Toole, and an expert team of health professionals, nurses, and doctors, so definitions are brief, pertinent, and - most important of all - accurate!
Practical alphabetical organization without subentries makes it easier for you to find terms.
British spellingsassist you in recognizing alternate spellings.
Pronunciations for key terms help you use terminology correctly in everyday practice.
A Spanish/English Appendix and commonly used abbreviations, printed on the front and back endsheets, make dictionary an indispensable reference.
Alphabetized screened thumb tabssave you time locating terms.
Included etymologiesbuild professional vocabulary and understanding of medical terminology.
Small trim sizemakes dictionary easy to transport.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Steven K Hamick, AAS, BIS (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.
From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323066044
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/11/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1488
File size:
5 MB

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Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please fix, after i bought it the book kept forcing close when i tried to skip to chapters and also shuts close after the table of contents. I hope it gets fixed or i would like my money back. Once its fixed i will gladly write a new post.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has the problem voiced in the above reviews been resolved?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will noy advance beyond forward.