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The Bantam Medical Dictionary (Bantam Medical Dictionary)by Laurence Urdang
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The completely revised and expanded fifth edition of THE BANTAM MEDICAL DICTIONARY maintains its position as the essential medical reference for consumers, clearly defining more than 11,000 medical terms and concepts in all the major medical and surgical specialities. Compiled and written by a team of over forty doctors, this accessible guide features clear writing, more than 150 labeled line drawings, and cross-referencing for easy use.
The fifth edition includes:
*New entries on specialties such as genetic testing, genetic diseases and congenital disorders
*Cross-references between generic and brand names for the most commonly prescribed drugs, and the latest on disease-specific drugs for treating cancer, AIDS and HIV, diabetes; anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, glaucoma, and many others
*New and updated entries on illnesses and diseases such as SARS, West Nile fever, syndrome X, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.
*Pub history: First Bantam edition in 10/82; revised in 3/90; 3/96; 4/00
Now fully expanded and revised, this edition provides the most up-to-date medical information in an easy-to-access format specifically designed for general readers, students, and healthcare professionals.
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. Youll 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 youll ever need.
About the Author
Under the direction of the Editors of Market House Books, a distinguished team of forty doctors, specialists, and medical writers have contributed to this fine reference.
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