Features: With the purchase of the book you receive:
32,000 meanings of up-to-date, comprehensive, health-related abbreviations.
A one-year, single-user access license for the Internet version of the book is included in the book purchase price. With the high-speed search engine, you can, for example, find all the meanings of PND or all the abbreviations that contain the word "cardiac." This Internet version is updated with an average of 20 new entries each week (see preface, page vii).
You can purchase a year-by-year extension to access the Internet version or purchase it separately (without the book). See pricing on page 417.
At no extra cost, WiFi-enabled devices can access the Internet version where it can be added as a home-page icon or bookmarked. Twenty (20) new entries are added weekly making it current and comprehensive.
A "Do Not Use" list of dangerous abbreviations (see pages 8-10).
A cross-referenced list of 3,400 generic and trade drug names (see page 361).
A primer for those just starting a health-related career, consisting of 275 commonly used abbreviations and their meanings (see page 25).
Meanings of symbols and tables of normal laboratory values (see pages 351 and 411).
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Table of Contents
Preface The Internet Version: Why Use It and How to Access It vii
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Dangerous, Contradictory, and/or Ambiguous Abbreviations 5
Chapter 3 A Healthcare Controlled Vocabulary 15
Chapter 4 How Medical Writers, Editors, and Health Professionals Can Help Control the Proliferation of Health-Related Abbreviations 21
Chapter 5 Medical Abbreviation Primer 25
Chapter 6 Lettered and Numbered Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Slang 29
Chapter 7 Symbols and Greek Letters
Greek Letters 352
Chapter 8 Tables, Lists, and Conversions
Numbers and Letters for Teeth 355
Laboratory Panels 356
Shorthand for Laboratory Test Values 357
Obstetrical Shorthand 357
Reflex Gradations 357
Muscle Strength Gradations 357
Pulse Strength Gradations 358
Heart Murmur Gradations 358
Tonsil Size Gradations 358
Grades of Severity of Knee Arthritis (arthroscopic) 358
Metric Prefixes 358
Kilograms/Pounds Conversions 359
Fahrenheit/Centigrade Conversions 359
Apothecary Symbols 360
Chapter 9 Cross-Referenced List of Generic and Brand Drug Names 361
Chapter 10 National Normal Adult Laboratory Values
Blood, Plasma, or Serum 411
Drug Levels 415
Book and Internet Version Reorder and Pricing Information 417