Combining the precision of a dictionary with the comprehensiveness of an encyclopedia, MILLER -KEANE offers a treasury of useful facts--including over 2,370 new terms, over 35,205 entries, more than 1,000 illustrations (including an 18-page, full-color atlas of anatomy), and 44 appendixes. Experts in virtually every professional specialty have reviewed MILLER-KEANE--making it the definitive resource in collaborative health care. It also includes references and terminology used by professional journals, ensuring easy comprehension by every user. In this 6th Edition, you'll find...1) A strong multidisciplinary emphasis that facilitates effective communication... 2) Clear and more accessible text that aids readers whose first language is not English...3) Tables of insurance-related terms, abbreviations used in health care reform, and other special areas...4) A spellcheck disk (for WordPerfect(R) and Microsoft Word(R)) that adds words to your existing spell checker!... AND OUTSTANDING FEATURES:...1) Pronunciation guides for all entries....2) A list of word stems, prefixes, and suffixes....3) The vocabulary of the Unified Nursing Language system....4) New "Windows" containing commentary by prominent individuals in nursing and other health professions....5) Over 1,000 encyclopedic entries.