Pocket Medical Dictionary International Edition

Pocket Medical Dictionary International Edition

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Major expansion with many new entries
Reflects multiprofessional and interprofessional approaches to healthcare with an increase in entries related to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nutrition
Extensive revision and updating by a team of expert advisers that provides easily accessible information from many medical specialties and other healthcare disciplines
New areas include critical care, complementary medicine, epidemiology, podiatry, management, oncology, public health, health promotion, research and sports medicine
Seven appendices - revised or completely new:
2-colour illustrations of the major body systems
SI units, the metric system and conversion scales
normal values for blood, cerebrospinal fluid, faeces and urine.
basic nutrients (New)
drugs and the law and the measurement of drugs. A table of drug groups in common use (New).
abbreviations - medical terms (New), and degrees, diplomas and organizations.
useful addresses including web sites (New)
chemical symbols and formulae
This expanded new edition should prove indispensable as an easy-to-use guide to the basic language of 21st century medicine and health care for students, registered practitioners, medical secretaries and receptionists, and members of the public.Reliable information (important with so much unregulated information available on the Internet).
Updated by a team of expert advisors
Plenty of cross referencing to related topics increases its usefulness as a leaning aid.
Concise and easy to read

Complete update - covering the massive changes in medical science and the provision of health care since the last edition.

Update of existing appendices and the inclusion of new ones, nutrition, useful addresses plus web sites.Appendix 1 - all new anatomical illustrations
Appendix 2 - updated
Appendix 3 - updated
Appendix 4 - brand new nutrition tables detailing the macro and micro nutrients
Appendix 5 - drug law and measurement updated. Drug lists replaced with a table of drug groups in common use with examples and indications. The decision to remove the long lists of individual drugs was based on the need to stay up-to-date and to provide more useful information - not just proprietary and approved name. Suggestions for authoritative further reading and other sources are provided.
Appendix 6 - common abbreviations of medical terms have been added to diplomas, degrees etc.
Appendix 7 - brand new details of useful addresses including web sites.
Appendix 8 Chemical symbols and formulae
All medical/surgical specialties have been completely revised and updated. Many new topics have been included and others expanded, for example
Biological sciencesComplementary medicine
Management (including current jargon, management, quality assurance and some financial terms)
Pharmacology - now focused on pharmacological terms such as pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, first pass metabolism etc. Drug groups are included in the main dictionary with a cross reference to Appendix 5.
Critical care
Dentistry, orthodontics
Occupational health
Occupational therapy
Plastic surgery
Public health
Health promotion
Sports medicine
Speech and language therapy
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Product details

  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 15th Revised edition
  • 25 ills.
  • 0443072442
  • 9780443072444

Table of contents

How to use this dictionary.
Dictionary of medical terms.
Appendix 1 Illustrations of major body systems.
Appendix 2 SI units and the metric system.
Appendix 3 Normal values.
Appendix 4 Nutrients.
Appendix 5 Drugs - the law, measurement and drug groups in common use.
Appendix 6 Abbreviations-medical terms, degrees, diplomas, organizations.
Appendix 7 Useful addresses including web sites
Appendix 8 Chemical symbols and formulae
Main entries similar to present edition
New areas: critical care, complementary medicine, education, epidemiology, ethics, information technology and management, management, nutrition, occupational medicine, oncology, occupational therapy, podiatry, public health, psychology, physiotherapy, radiology/radiotherapy, research, sociology, speech and language therapy.
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