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Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary / Edition 26 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
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A great medical dictionaryin a take-along size! Based on the "gold standard" of the medical community, the 26th edition covers the must-know vocabulary, including 2800 new terms. All anatomy terms reflect the new Terminologia Anatomica, and 500 new drug terms reflect the 2000 editions of the USP and PDR. It also provides full-color illustrations and helpful charts and tables so all terminology is easy to understand!
Table of Contents
- Notes on the Use of This Dictionary ..... IX
- Combining Forms in Medical Terminology ..... XII
- Vocabulary ..... 1
- Table of Arteries ..... 64
- Table of Bones, Listed by Regions of the Body ..... 113
- Table of Bones ..... 114
- Tables of Chemical Elements ..... 275
- The Human Immunoglobulins ..... 411
- The Human Body-Highlights of Structure and Function ..... 456
- Table of Muscles ..... 511
- Table of Nerves ..... 545
- Positions of the Fetus in Various Presentations ..... 655
- Tables of Temperature Equivalents ..... 800
- SI Units ..... 847
- Multiples and Submultiples of the Metric System ..... 847
- Table of Veins ..... 860
- Tables of Weights and Measures ..... 891
- Vocabulary ..... 1
To maintain the currency, accuracy, brevity, and clarity which have always characterized the Dictionary, it has been carefully and thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition, drawing extensively on the work done for the 29th edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, now marking its 100th anniversary of continuous publication. Of the over 8100 terms newly added to that dictionary, over 2800 have been selected for addition to the 26th edition of Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary. Countless terms have been revised, with concentration on the areas of pharmacology, nuclear medicine, pathology, pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, endocrinology, hematology, immunology, angiology, and anatomy, usingwhere applicable the most recent official and standard nomenclature guides. Particular attention has been paid to pharmaceutical terms, concentrating on drugs actively marketed in the United States; almost 500 new drugs have been added to the Dictionary and many outdated or rarely used ones deleted. To make room for the many new terms without increasing the size of the book, the vocabulary has been examined ruthlessly, and over 1600 outdated or less valuable terms have been deleted. In particular, the difficult decision was made to remove most veterinary terms not directly associated with human disease, as well as many of the infrequently used Latin and Greek terms for anatomical structures which have common names used almost exclusively.
The result is an edition that upholds over a century of tradition, following the example of its predecessors by being both compact and comprehensive, and by providing a clear, accurate, and concise guide to the spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary of medicine. We hope it will continue to be as much help to its current readers as previous editions have been to past generations.
Patricia D. Novak, PhD