Concise Medical Dictionary

Concise Medical Dictionary

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Now in its fifth edition, this dictionary should be valuable both as a home medical guide and as an aid for all those working in the medical and allied professions. The entries are up-to-date, clearly laid out, and jargon-free, making the book both accessible and informative. Included are 10,000 clear concise entries covering all the major medical and surgical specialties. The text reflects recent medical advances, including those in genetics, infertility treatment, cancer, imaging techniques, organ transplantation, and the links between BSE and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, and information is included on the new drugs in clinical use.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 725 pages
  • 120 x 190mm | 584g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 160 line drawings
  • 0192629166
  • 9780192629166

Table of contents

For the fifth edition of this popular dictionary, specialists from the whole medical spectrum have been consulted: 500 new entries have been added and many existing entries have been updated. New material includes research into obesity and cancer; genetics; organ transplantation; infection, food poisoning, and resistance to antibiotics; research into the links between BSE and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease; opthalmology; new diseases such as Gulf War Syndrome. In this rapidly developing field this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind.. Full coverage of all the major medical and surgical specialties, including gastroenterology, dermatology, ENT, dentistry, osteology and rheumatology, gynaecology and obstetrics, paediatrics, neurology, osteology, physical medicine, radiology, haematology, immunology, nuclear medicine, urology, opthalmology, oncology, and cardiology. Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition and pharmacology are also covered, plus public health medicine, psychology, and psychiatry.show more