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Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Stedman's Concise Medical Dictionary: Illustrated (Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing)


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ISBN: 0683079174
Release Date: January, 1994
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins
Description: The 27th edition of Stedman's Medical Dictionary reflects the thorough revision and critical review by 44 medical consultants as well as by a team of skilled editors and expert lexicographers. Readers will note extensive updating in all specialties, but especially in the terminology of genetics, oncology, pediatrics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine. Additionally, in accordance with the nomenclature approved by the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists, gross anatomy and neuroanatomy terminology now reflects the Terminologia Anatomica (TA), while still retaining the Nomina Anatomica Latin terms for histology and embryology. Anatomical definitions are found where readers are most likely to look -- at the English translations of the Latin terms. The 27th also includes veterinary medicine terms, now focused solely on terminology relevant to human medicine. Stedman's 27th contains more than 1,050 images, many of them in color and new to the Stedman's Dictionary, which expand and clarify the meanings of terms. Every image was reviewed by specialty consultants for clarity, scientific accuracy, and currency. Numerous tables present complicated information in schematic format to facilitate learning. There are also 64 pages of full-color anatomy and diagnostic medicine images, as well as a 32-page quick-reference anatomical atlas showcasing art from "adam.com(TM)." A complete index containing the names of each structure accompanies these richly labeled illustrations.Brand new to the 27th edition, the "Genus Finder" speeds the search for definitions of genus species names by spelling out the genus abbreviations under the species names. Along with the new features in the 27th, readers will continue to benefit from features found in the previous edition, including, "High Profile Terms," 131 concepts that so profoundly affect the practice of medicine that they warrant more than the standard dictionary definition: "Word Finder," a long list of multiple-term entries in the front of the book to speed readers to the definition they seek Cross-References, printed in blue, to point readers quickly to the preferred term where the definition appears "Combining Forms," highlighted to help readers build their medical vocabulary "Precision Thumb Tabs," which appear at the edge of every page, constantly orienting the reader in the book and speeding the search. Readers will find Stedman's 27th more accessible, informative, and comprehensive, the perfect guide for those who wish to speak and write about health care more precisely.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0683079174
ISBN-13: 9780683079173
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins
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Length: 1,287 Pages
Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Dimensions: 1.7 x 5.5 x 8.5 in.
Language: English
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5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsA reference that speaks to the professional and the layman
Posted by Anonymous on 8/7/1997
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
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsTHE QUINTESSENTIAL MEDICAL DICTIONARY...
Posted by Lawyeraau on 7/11/2001
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.
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsThe only medical dictionary you will ever need.
Posted by Jonas Svedin on 8/16/2000
Having just started my medical studies I was looking for a complete dictionary to meet my demand for a comprehensive and "easy-to-use" book to guide my among the vast and sometimes difficult medical language. I found quickly that Stedman's had everything i could ever ask for in a medical dictionary. It's up to date in current research and also has many entries for termonology of old. The book is very comprehensive and detailed and even surpassed my dictionary of organic chemistry when I studied the subject.

What I especially apriciate with this book is it's pedagogical illustrations and a passage with "building-blocks of the medical language" wich has been a great help for me in understanding and memorizing medical terms.

During my studies I have compared my dictionary with many other medical dictonaries and have found that Stedman's remains my first choise by far!

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsa long-time standard biomedical reference book
Posted by R. Walter on 9/7/2007
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.
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsKendra's Review
Posted by Kendra J. Colson on 7/30/2007
This is an excellent book. The book is a good source for medical terms and their meanings. There are also nice color illustrations as well. The book also contained a CD-ROM which included a spellchecker and additional images. I highly recommend this book if you are planning to take any medical courses.
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