Merriam Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary

Merriam Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary

by Merriam-Webster




Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition is an invaluable resource for health care professionals with over 59,000 entries covering today's most widely used health-care terms, abbreviations, medication names, and biographies of medical pioneers. Unlike unwieldy medical encyclopedias, MW Medical Desk Dictionary, 2E is compact, portable, and affordable making it perfect for everyone from allied health students to medical professionals to consumers without a medical background who want a desktop reference without investing a lot of money.


  • Concise and easy-to-read entries, which include thousands of examples of words, used in context, including hundreds of actual quotations from respected medical writers and publications.
  • Entries carefully researched and cross-referenced with MW Collegiate Dictionary to ensure it includes the most widely used health care terms and abbreviations.
  • Includes over 1,000 biographies of medical figures of historical importance.
  • Includes mini-medical writing style guide

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877791256
Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1986
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 790
Product dimensions: 7.04(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.62(d)

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Table of Contents

Explanatory Notes8a
Abbreviations Used in This Book15a
The History and Etymology of Medical English16a
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms23a
Pronunciation Symbols34a
A Dictionary of Medical English1
Signs and Symbols886
A Handbook of Style887

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