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Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professionals, students, health service management, actuaries, lawyers and journalists.
It contains over 5000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts with over 1000 diagrams, drawings and colour illustrations. It also provides helpful appendices on common medical tests and procedures, travel and health, measurements in medicine, health economics, complementary and alternative medicine, and an address list of supporting professional organisations.
This new edition contains new material on:

- HPV vaccine: the vaccine now given to all young girls to protect against cervical cancer
- Monoclonal Antibodies: the `designer' drugs of the future
- The new guidelines for fibroid treatment
- Endoscopy and laparoscopy - the more and more widely used types of keyhole surgery
- Coronary angioplasty: the emergency tretament of heart attacks
- The latest on MRSA and stem cell research

Here in one compact volume is a personal medical reference guide you can turn to with trust. The fully expanded and revised sixth edition of The Bantam Medical Dictionary provides the most up-to-date medical information in an easy-to-access format specifically designed for general readers, students, and health-care professionals. Compiled and reviewed by a distinguished team of more than forty doctors and experts, this essential reference covers the entire domain of the health sciences, defining more than 11,000 medical terms and concepts in all the major medical and surgical specialties. You’ll find commonly prescribed drugs described, along with their generic and brand names, as well as definitions of frequently used medical abbreviations and acronyms. Comprehensive and clearly written, this is the only medical dictionary you’ll ever need.

This market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,500 authoritative entries on all aspects of medical science. Written by a team of medical experts, all entries have been revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 140 illustrations and diagrams. This brand new edition includes over 500 new entries and features increased coverage of pharmacology, obstetrics/gynaecology, paediatrics, ethics, nephrology, and psychiatry. Recommended web links are now provided for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Medical Dictionary companion website, and appendices have been expanded to include tables of paediatric reference ranges, milk formulas, and additional abbrevations for blood tests Selling almost 700,000 copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.

The Compact American Medical Dictionary is an important new reference book for those who need a better understanding of health and who want to make knowledgeable decisions on personal health-care issues. Incorporating features of the best-selling American Heritage(R) dictionaries, it defines up-to-date medical terms in an easy-to-understand, comprehensive manner. It's more than 10,000 entries address all areas of medicine and health. In addition, clear, useful drawings and charts detail aspects of the human anatomy as well as vital preventative health and wellness information.

Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professsionals and students, health service management, actuaries, lawyers and journalists.


It contains over 5000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts with over 1000 diagrams, drawings and colour illustrations. It also provides helpful appendices on common medical tests and procedures, travel and health, measurements in medicine, health economics, complementary and alternative medicine, and an address list of support professional organisations.


This new edition contains new material on:


- HPV vaccine : the vaccine now given to all young girls to protect against cervical cancer
- Monoclonal Antibodies: the `designer' drugs of the future
- The new guidelines for fibroid treatment
- Endoscopy and laparoscopy - the more and more widely used types of keyhole surgery
- Coronary angioplasty: the emergency tretament of heart attacks
- The latest on MRSA and stem cell research

This comprehensive dictionary of medical words and phrases is intended for use by health-care consumers, students, and professionals as well as anyone who wants to keep up with the burgeoning new terminology found in today"s medical news. Entry words are clearly defined, up-to-date, and free of confusing jargon. This second edition contains more than 1,300 new words reflecting the latest tests (virtual colonoscopy), diseases (SARS), treatments (photodynamic therapy), and technology (Gamma Knife). Hundreds of commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications are covered, and definitions have been revised to reflect state-of-the-art medical research and practice. The expanding vocabulary of health-care management and policy is included, along with common medical abbreviations and medical biographies. Ninety clearly labeled illustrations and tables complement the text. The frontmatter includes a summary of medical conditions and subgroups for quick reference, making this complete, accessible reference even more versatile.

• More than 45,000 authoritative, easy-to-understand definitions
• Up-to-date medical vocabulary, including prescription drugs,
common brand names, and health policy terms
• Informative charts and illustrations
• All medical specialties and areas of interest, including alternative medicine, obstetrics, and genetics
• An essential family reference with the latest words and terms

New treatments, new tests, and new insights into health and disease have resulted in an unprecedented explosion in medical terminology. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary provides students, health care professionals, and general consumers interested in medical vocabulary with a comprehensive reference that reflects the most recent developments in medicine and health care delivery. More than 45,000 clear, concise definitions are included, covering diseases and conditions (avian influenza, gender dysphoria), treatments (cosmeceutical, fusion inhibitor), and microorganisms (norovirus). Hundreds of entries for commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications are also featured. Informative illustrations and tables complement the text.

Entries are written in a straightforward style at an appropriate level of technical detail without the inclusion of overly academic terminology. Sophisticated enough for the medical professional but accessible to the general user, this book demystifies the complex vocabulary of health care. Biographical entries describe the contributions of leading scientists and physicians from ancient times to the present.

With its comprehensive treatment of all medical specialties, including alternative medicine, genetics, and geriatrics, The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in modern medicine.

Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to make this dictionary the most reliable resource available for healthcare, including medical students, physicians, educators, researchers, and medical language specialists. This new edition includes more than 107,000 terms and definitions, more than 5,000 new to this edition. More than 45 consultants from all the major medical and health science specialties have reviewed each word for accuracy and clarity, including new consultants for the specialties of endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and rheumatology. The art program has also been extensively enhanced and now includes approximately 1,500 images and illustrations.

Readers will recognize the authoritative content contained in this new edition, and want to add it to their list of must have references.