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Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Stedman's Medical Dictionary


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Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to make this dictionary the most reliable resource available for healthcare, including medical students, physicians, educators, researchers, and medical language specialists. This new edition includes more than 107,000 terms and definitions, more than 5,000 new to this edition. More than 45 consultants from all the major medical and health science specialties have reviewed each word for accuracy and clarity, including new consultants for the specialties of endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and rheumatology. The art program has also been extensively enhanced and now includes approximately 1,500 images and illustrations.Readers will recognize the authoritative content contained in this new edition, and want to add it to their list of must have references.

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Forensic Buff

I have always wanted a good Medical Dictionary and this is it. It does helps you with the pronunciation of the words. It also explains a lot of breakdowns of the word.

a long-time standard biomedical reference book

Stedman's is a great reference book with lots of up-to-date information. It's a necessity for anyone involved in any of the branches of biomedicine or the allied health professions. The only disappointment is the accompanying CD. It is really worthless. It contains artwork and images that are mostly low resolution and add little of value to the written text. If the publishers want to give readers a useful CD or set of CDs, then provide a precis' with as much detail as possible from the entire printed volume in PDF format that can be loaded onto a PC or add some informative animations. But forget about the fuzzy still images.

The most useful dictionary in ur office

I have been using this great dictionary since I joined medical school. Even now as a doctor, I still use it when I'm stuck with a meaning of a medical word. Features include:- Numerous colored illustrations including ADAM Anatomical Art, new diagnostic plates e.g. imaging and clinical and microscopic plates.- Common medical abbreviations.- Highly organized vocabularies.- Highly organized entries and cross-references.- Special reference to medical eponyms.- Shows the difference between British and American spellings.- Pronunciation key.- Easy & simple Wordfinder.- Genus Finder.- A-Z vocabularies.- Origins of the medical words e.g. Latin, Greek etc. which attracts me for the most ! Learning the origins of the medical words can be a boon to learning medical language. It makes remembering medical terms easier.- Appendices including: Table of elements & their atomic weights, Comparative temperature scales, Temperature equivalents, Weights & measures, Symbols, Laboratory reference range values, Blood groups, Diagnosis related groups, Certified Regional Poison Control Centers, CDC Universal Precautions, AIDS - resources (By State), AIDS Hotlines (By State), and AIDS education & training centers (By region).- 27th Edition comes in 2098 pages, and was published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins company (great company by the way!), 2000.I wish there could be Stedman's Dictionary on PDA handhelds (e.g. Palm) in the future.I strongly advise medical students and other health care workers to use this invaluable dictionary. 10/10


This is a comprehensive, medical dictionary that is well organized and cross-referenced. Its use is made more interesting by the inclusion of etymologies. It is not, however, for doctors only. This veritable treasure trove of information is also a boon to lawyers. All who use it, however, should read the user's guide that is included with the book, in order to maximize its value.

A reference that speaks to the professional and the layman

As an individual who suffers from the effects of ALS I needed a quality reference volume to lead me through the vast amount of terminology I encountered. After reviewing all of the major titles available I settled on Stedman's because it is ehaustive in its treatment but still clear and consice. While by know means possesing the understanding of a medical professional I feel a need to stay current on all of the research and treatment developments for my condition. Steadman's has helped a great deal in explaining and demystifying complex terminology and procedures. I highly reccommend this for anyone with a serious illness who wants answers to complex medical terminology in an easy to understand form

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