Concise Medical Dictionary (10th edition)

ISBN : 9780198836612

Jonathan Law; Elizabeth Martin
880 Pages
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jan 2020
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  • Bestselling reference work with total life sales of over 1 million copies
  • More than 12,500 authoritative and accessible entries on all aspects of medical science
  • More than 250 newly added entries, including American Medical Associationburden of treatmentgaming disorderMERSperson-centred care, and Zika virus
  • Over 150 detailed illustrations accompany the A-Z entries
  • Recommended web links lead to further resources on a dedicated companion website
  • Useful and extensive appendices include tables on biochemical reference values, inherited medical conditions, units of alcohol, and abbreviations and symbols

New to this Edition:

  • More than 250 new entries have been added with expanded coverage of radiology, cardiology, dentistry, medical ethics, and public health

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 of public health medicine, medical research and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology, cardiology and radiology, 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 Associationburden of treatmentgaming disorderMERSperson-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.


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

About the author: 

Edited by Jonathan Law and Elizabeth Martin

Contributors for the tenth edition
Sivanathan Chandramohan MBBS, FRCR, EBIR
Claire Fenlon BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr Peter Glennon MB, ChB (Hons), MD, FRCP
Prof Roger Higgs MBE, FRCP, FRCGP, BSc, MSc
Dr Simon John Howard MBBS, MSc, FFPH
Nina Khaira BSc, BDS, MSc (Aesthetic Dentistry), MFDS (RCSEng), MFGDP (RCSEng)
Prof Peter Lepping MD, MRCPsych, MSc
Don J. McFerran MA, FRCS
Dr Alpa N. Patel MBBS, MRCGP

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