For the latest edition of this medical dictionary, 500 new entries have been added and many existing entries have been rewritten or updated. Compiled with a minimum of unnecessary technical terms, the text is both a home medical guide and an aid for all those working in the medical profession.
Fully revised and updated, with 500 new entries, this is fourth edition of a highly popular dictionary. Compiled without unnecessary jargon, the book is indispensable both as a home medical guide and as an aid for professionals in the health sector. Its 10,000 clear and concise entries cover all the major medical and surgical specialities, and reflect recent advances including those in gene therapy, infertility treatment, imaging techniques, and surgical treatments. Complete with helpful illustrations and cross-references, the dictionary's new entries range from ATLS, fatal implant, and Hib vaccine to Human Genome Project, minimally invasive therapy, and repetitive strain injury. This book is intended for general (home reference); nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, medical secretaries, hospital administrators, radiographers, technicians, and other paramedical workers; doctors and medical students.
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