So much more than just a dictionary... the completely revised, bestselling, trusted Mosby’s Dictionary is the all-in-one reference you need to help you make sense of the complex world of health care. It features superior-quality definitions plus 2,400 full-color illustrations -- nearly three times more than any other dictionary available! But that’s only the beginning. Mosby’s Dictionary also includes encyclopedic entries to explain more difficult concepts in depth, 12 appendixes with practical quick-reference information, plus the Mosby’s Medical Spellchecker CD. It’s the ONE reference you’ll turn to from beginning to end!
Over 51,000 comprehensive, authoritative, high-quality definitions -- including definitions for major diseases, disorders, drugs, and procedures -- offer the most accurate, complete information available in all areas of nursing, medicine, and health-related professions.
Approximately 2,400 color photographs and line drawings -- nearly three times more than any other health care dictionary -- illustrate all subject areas to help you understand concepts.
The practical, straightforward alphabetical organization with no subentries and easy-to-use features such as thumb tabs, entry words in color, and large, easy-to-read print make it easy to find and understand information.
Expanded definitions for selected entries, particularly major diseases, disorders, and procedures, offer detailed information in one spot to help you understand more difficult concepts.
Hundreds of lab test and surgical procedure definitions explain the purpose, procedures, patient care, and expected outcomes.
Comprehensive definitions for drugs -- with over 200 new to this edition -- include indications, contraindications, and adverse effects for safe medication practice.
Definitions for more than 50 complementary and alternative medical therapies and over 100 herbs familiarize you with options today’s patients may choose.
Pronunciations and word roots for key entries help you use terminology correctly in everyday practice.
Includes British spellings for selected entries to help you recognize alternate spellings.
A Color Atlas of Human Anatomy contains 43 pages of clearly labeled drawings for easy A&P review and reference.
12 appendixes offer useful information you’ll turn to again and again -- with a quick-reference list of all appendixes in the front of the book.
A companion EVOLVE website deepens understanding with:
Over 35,000 audio pronunciations
A printable version of the Color Atlas of Human Anatomy
11 pages discussing complementary and alternative medicine
A printable English-Spanish phrase book
12 pages of herb-drug interactions
400 interactive medical terminology review exercises
An extensive directory of health care organizations and resources
And much more!
Approximately 5,000 new definitions, with special emphasis on definitions related to new drugs, anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures, lab tests, and new technological developments, keep you up to date on the latest developments in health care.
Over 30,000 completely revised definitions and 800 updated illustrations ensure you have the most current information in all areas of nursing, medicine, and the health-related professions.
UNIQUE! Mosby’s Medical Spellchecker CD -- included with each copy of Mosby’s Dictionary -- contains over 450,000 medical terms you can use with your word processing software to save time and ensure accuracy.
A completely revised section on nursing diagnoses with entries for all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses, Nursing Interventions Classifications, and Nursing Outcomes Classifications helps prepare you for real-world practice.
Approx. 2400 illustrations
Approx. 2400 illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I couldn't tell you how many times I have had to look up a term I didn't know and it wasn't in Webster's dictionary. Anyone in the mediacl field-Respiratory therapists, Physical Therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, Radiology technicians will find this book to be very valuable. It is written as clearly and simply as possible. Of course, everyone's favorite part is all the color photos and diagrams. It was worth every penny. This book would be great for any allied health students or graduates. It makes reading those difficult textbooks mcuh easier.
I work in the medical field and wanted quick reference for medical terms (preferably with illustrations) for my new Kindle Paperwhite and/or my Galaxy Tab. The idea was to be able to quickly look up anything from vasculature to bone structure to pathology in one easy reference. The way this book is indexed it is too slow and difficult to look things up. It is actually faster for me to walk down the hall to the reference library, find the appropriate book, photocopy a page, and return, than it is to go to the alphabetical index on the kindle and page through until you find the term. The search function is slower yet and gives either nothing found or 40 pages of excerpts where the term is used but without a definition. It frequently gave "no results" for simple terms like "diabetes", "sinus tarsi", and "siphon".
This was a required textbook purchase for my program and it is completely useless to me. It is far easier, faster and more efficient to google search a topic. I purchased the kindle version so I could quickly search- but it regularly "can't find" the word that I am looking for- although if I manually flip through the book, I can find the topic. I know for a fact that basic medical terminology is in the book, so it's very frustrating to have "0 results" for "cardiac" or "burn". When results DO turn up, they are usually in the form of a paragraph, where the topic is mid-line- even if there is an entire entry for the topic, it will not return as the top result. For example, searching "burn" (if it can find it), will return pages of material that references burns, but will not return the dictionary entry that discusses the definition, classifications etc. Save your money and find a good free online medical dictionary instead!
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