Publisher description for The American Heritage medical dictionary.


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New treatments, new tests, and new insights into health and
disease have resulted in an unprecedented explosion in medical
terminology. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary provides
students, health care professionals, and general consumers interested in
medical vocabulary with a comprehensive reference that reflects the most
recent developments in medicine and health care delivery. More than
45,000 clear, concise definitions are included, covering diseases and
conditions (avian influenza, gender dysphoria), treatments (cosmeceutical,
fusion inhibitor), and microorganisms (norovirus). Hundreds of entries
for commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications are also
featured. Informative illustrations and tables complement the text.
Entries are written in a straightforward style at an appropriate level
of technical detail without the inclusion of overly academic terminology.
Sophisticated enough for the medical professional but accessible to the
general user, this book demystifies the complex vocabulary of health care.
Biographical entries describe the contributions of leading scientists and
physicians from ancient times to the present.
With its comprehensive treatment of all medical specialties, including
alternative medicine, genetics, and geriatrics, The American Heritage®
Medical Dictionary is an indispensable reference for anyone interested
in modern medicine.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medicine -- Dictionaries.
Medicine -- Dictionary -- English.