OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Concise Medical Dictionary (9th edition)

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Elizabeth Martin
Pub date
May 2015
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Oxford Quick Reference
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  • More than 12,400 authoritative and accessible entries on all aspects of medical science
  • Fully updated for this new edition - with expanded coverage of areas including public health medicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology
  • More than 145 illustrations accompany the A-Z entries
  • Recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up to date via a companion webpage on oxfordreference.com
  • Useful appendices include SI units, units of alcohol, abbreviations and symbols used in medical notes and records, and inherited medical conditions

New to this Edition:

  • Revised and fully updated content to reflect the latest advances in medical knowledge and practice
  • More than 450 new entries expanding the coverage of public health medicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), cardiology, and other key topics
  • New appendices, including units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions

 
Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,400 authoritative entries covering all aspects of medical science. The text has been fully revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 145 illustrations and diagrams.

This brand new edition includes over 450 new entries and features up-to-date coverage of public health medicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology, amongst other specialist areas. Recommended web links are provided for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via a companion webpage on oxfordreference.com, and appendices have been expanded to include units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions.

Selling over 800,000 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.

Index: 

Preface
Credits
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: Baby milk formulas
Appendix 13: Street names for illicit drugs
Appendix 14: Online medical resources
Appendix 15: Abbreviations and symbols

Reviews from previous edition 

"No home should be without one" certainly applies to this splendid medical dictionary. - Journal of the Institute of Health Education

Excellent layout and jargon-free style should commend it to a wide variety of readers. - Nursing Times

An extraordinary bargain. - New Scientist

Owning a medical dictionary, isn't a bad idea; the Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary is enough for home purposes. - The Guardian

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