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Hardcover Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Book

ISBN: 0803659040

ISBN13: 9780803659049

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

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In hand, online or mobile...the all-in-one, go-to source for classroom, clinic, and beyond. See what students are saying about the previous edition... Thorough reference book "I could have googled a lot of the terms instead of buying this, but I really like having a physical copy of reference materials. This book has done a good job of defining medical terms. It is better than Google because you don't pull up 14 different things with similar names--ONLY...

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Incredible collection

Although Stedman's dictionary seems to be the preference for most medical schools, Taber's actually contains a lot more words than Stedman's. To be fair, there isn't much competition when it comes to medical dictionaries, it's either Stedman's or Taber's. Stedman's update is usually 4 to 5 years, but you'll only notice the lack of new words if you're in the research field. Taber's tends to release a new edition every year or two, plus you get more words at a lower price. In terms of the definitions in Taber's, it's written to be just a bit more considerate for the layman. Whereas in Stedman's, you would probably need to be at least a medical student or higher to make the most use of it. Best solution is to get both, at least one of the two definitions will make better sense to you.

A must have for any Nursing student

I can't tell you how invaluable this book is to me. It is safe to say I would be lost without it. I am in a bridge nursing program (RN-Masters) and have never worked in the medical feild before. Upper division textbooks are usually unhelpful because they contain no glossary at the back of the book. If your books are the same way this book is a necessity!Definitions are in plain english rather than crazy medical jargon so you rarely have to filp pages to define words in the definition of the original word in question. Even better are the multitude of pictures and diagrams that really solidify your understanding of select terms.There are some additional niceties specifially for nurses or nursing students. The appendix is filled with useful nursing guides such as:1. Nutrition and dietary refrence values2. Herbal medicines and their uses3. Normal refrence laboratory values4. Prefixes and suffixes5. Latin and Greek nomenclature6. Medical abbreviations7. Units of measurement8. Mini English-Spanish-French dictionary inclusive of specific medical phrases that may be used on the job9. Classification of poisons and poisoning, including pathology, symptoms, and medical treatment10. Addresses for health care resources and organizations, and nursing organizations11. NIC and NOC lists12. Nursing diagnosis13. Conceptual models and theories of nursingThose additional resources alone are worth the price of this book. You may be on a tight budget, but this is one book you cannot afford to be without.

Indispensable for Professionals, Students, & Laypeople

This dictionary has enough information to be useful for even the most learned medical professional and is still simple enough to use to be accessible to any mildly educated member of society. The dictionary is much more than simply a dictionary. Consisting of the vocabulary section and then some appendices, this 2270-page godsend is chockfull of definitions, examples, full-color diagrams, charts, diagnoses, and more. The preface to the dictionary actually lists all of the features of this cyclopedic dictionary, so I will regurgitate it here: 1. Vocabulary 2. Easy-to-Use Entry Format 3. Alphabetization 4. Eponyms (including biographies of those after whom things were named) 5. Definitions 6. Pronunciations 7. Singular/Plural Forms 8. Etymologies 9. Abbreviations 10. Encyclopedic Entries 11. Illustrations 12. Tables 13. Adjective Forms of Words 14. Cautionary Statements 15. Synonyms (Very helpful!) 16. Cross-References 17. Appendices (Basically all the stuff that doesn't fit well within the dictionary, like medical terminology prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms as well as lots of various classification schemes) 18. Nursing Diagnoses AppendixThe book comes with a trial subscription to Taber's Online. This is my only complaint. Taber's Online does not appear to have received the thorough thought that the printed version did. I found that it was generally unhelpful, but you don't have to pay any extra for it, so I'm not complaining, just commenting. Overall, I would strongly recommend buying the Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

Great book for non-medical persons too!

Having taken a medical terminology class at the hospital where I work, I quizzed the instructor on a suitable medical dictionary in his opinion that I could use for my daily work needs. He suggested a few including this one. Next day in work, I was about to ask a few of the many people in my department what their preferences were but decided to take a stroll around the cubicles instead. Sure enough, nearly every cubicle I passed, held a copy of this dictionary. After purchasing a copy, I wasn't surprised to see why. The book is very easy to follow and understand so, if you find yourself in need of this subject, I'd definitely recommend Taber's.

Best Medical Dictionary.

I was 'raised' on Stedman's, the usual medical dictionary at my Med School. When I recently bought a Taber's as a gift for a future colleague, I was surprised at the easier 'navigation' possible with Taber's (the tabs are excellent) and I was impressed with the quality & quantity of the illustrations. I believe this is the best choice for both health care providers and consumers.
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