Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading dictionary offers clear and authoritative definitions for all aspects of medical science. It features up-to-date coverage on public health medicine, medical research and general practice, and cardiology, radiology, and dentistry among other specialist areas. This new edition has been revised and updated to reflect advancements in medical research and practice,while over 250 new entries have been added, including American Medical Association, burden of treatment, gaming disorder, MERS, person-centred care, and Zika virus. Recommended web links and detailed illustrations complement the text, and extensive appendices offer useful lists and tables on areas such as inherited medical conditions, units of alcohol, and abbreviations and symbols.
Selling over a million copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, hospital administrators, and medical secretaries. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.
Table of Contents
Concise Medical Dictionary
Appendix 1: SI Units
Appendix 2: Biochemical reference values for blood
Appendix 3: Biochemical reference values for urine
Appendix 4: Biochemical reference values for faeces
Appendix 5: Biochemical reference values for cerebrospinal fluid
Appendix 6: Haematological reference values
Appendix 7: Paediatric reference values
Appendix 8: Medical certificates
Appendix 9: Doctors' training grades
Appendix 10: Inherited medical conditions
Appendix 11: Units of alcohol
Appendix 12: Street names for illicit drugs
Appendix 13: Online medical resources
Appendix 14: Abbreviations and symbols
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