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Concise Medical Dictionary contains an exhaustive collection of terms and concepts incorporated in medical science.

Summary Of The Book

This eighth edition of Concise Medical Dictionary provides the readers with insights into the crucial terms and concepts utilized in medical science these days. This dictionary has been written for those involved in paramedical fields, which include physiotherapists, speech therapists, hospital secretaries, technicians, and administrators. For every entry, the readers are given a basic description, followed by detailed insights, if needed.

The unique aspect of this medical dictionary is that it doesn’t include complicated medical terminology, keeping it simple for the readers. This makes the dictionary useful and of interest to the layman. This dictionary has been written by a team of leading experts, and every entry is updated and revised, portraying the latest advancements in medical practices and knowledge. This eighth edition is packed with more than 140 illustrations and diagrams for smoother learning. This dictionary comprises of more than 12,000 entries that deal with all aspects of medicine. This edition comprises of more than 500 new entries itself, covering pediatrics, nephrology, psychiatry, and gynecology.

This edition of Concise Medical Dictionary comes with recommended web links for several entries, which are kept up-to-date. Additionally, appendices now comprise of pediatric reference range tables, baby milk formulas, medical certificates and further abbreviations for blood tests.

This dictionary comprises of term definitions pertaining to biochemistry, genetics, physiology, and anatomy. Medicinal drugs have been classified under their recommended International Non-proprietary Names. While these names are different from those in Britain, the latter have been added as the RINNs’ synonyms and in the form of cross-reference entries. Concise Medical Dictionary is a must-have for medical students as well as practicing physicians.

About Elizabeth A. Martin

Elizabeth A. Martin is an editor.

Apart from this book, Martin has written A Dictionary of Science, New Oxford Dictionary For Scientific Writers and Editors, and Oxford Minidictionary for Nurses.

Table of Contents

Concise Medical Dictionary

1. SI units

  • Base and supplementary SI units
  • Derived SI units with special names
  • Decimal multiples and Submultiples to be used with SI units
  • Conversion of units to and from SI units

2. Biochemical reference values for blood

  • Everyday tests
  • Blood gases
  • Diagnostic enzymes
  • Hormones
  • Proteins and immunoproteins
  • Lipids and lipoproteins
  • Vitamins
  • Tumour markers

3. Biochemical reference values for urine
4. Biochemical reference values for faces
5. Biochemical reference values for cerebrospinal fluid
6. Haematological reference values
7. Paediatric reference values
8. Medical certificates
9. Baby milk formulas
10. Street names for illicit drugs
11. Online medical resources
12. Abbreviations and symbols

Specifications of Concise Medical Dictionary (English) 8th Edition (Paperback)

Author Elizabeth A. Martin
Book Details
Publisher Penguin Group
Publication Year 2010 April
ISBN-13 9780199557141
ISBN-10 0199557144
Language English
Edition 8th Edition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 832 Pages
Series & Set Details
Series Name Oxford Paperback Reference
Width 5.23 inch
Height 7.99 inch
Depth 37.2 inch
Weight 544 g
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