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This revised and updated third edition of the classic Collins Dictionary of Medicine (first published 1992) is an invaluable reference work for medical and nursing students, health service professionals, and everyone requiring an authoritative guide to modern medical terminology.
Over 13,000 entries on the theory and practice of medicine, including pharmacology, virology, psychiatry and dentistry
Also includes terminology relevant to nursing, radiography, orthoptics, laboratory and operating theatre technology, forensic and social medicine, and public health administration
Descriptions of a wide variety of diseases, syndromes and conditions
Generic and proprietary names of a broad range of important drugs
Illustrations of all the major body systems
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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 41mm | 574g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 40 b/w plates
  • 0007207093
  • 9780007207091

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From Amazon:"The Collins dictionary of medicine was given to me when I first became a medical secretary with no medical experience! This book helped me enormously with medical terminology and spellings but also detailed explanations of conditions etc. It is by far the best medical dictionary I have seen and I would recommend it to anyone."
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Robert Youngson is one of the most frequently published popular authors in medicine. His works include the Royal Society of Medicine Encyclopedia of Family Health and the Royal Society of Medicine Dictionary of Symptoms. He is a member of many learned bodies, including the Royal College of Surgeons, the BMA, Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Opthalmologists, and is an Officer of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. He has also been chairman of many committees dealing with medical research, and lectures extensively to students and nurses.
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