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Webster's New World Medical Dictionary [Paperback]

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23 May 2008
When your doctor uses terms like intraductal carcinoma or akathisia, do you understand and can you ask the right questions? If you, like most Americans, are taking a more active role in your family′s healthcare, the fully revised and updated Webster′s New World Medical Dictionary, Third Edition will help you understand and communicate your medical needs when it matters the most. Written by doctors and the experts at WebMD, this edition includes 8500 entries, including 500 new terms, a vitamin appendix, and a companion website to give you access to medical language.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Edition edition (23 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470189282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470189283
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.9 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 741,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr Mitzi Waltz is a disability consultant, trainer and writer. She is also an autism and disability specialist expert witness, assisting legal teams in the UK and EU.
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She has written ten books, the most recent of which is Autism: A Social and Medical History (2013, Palgrave Macmillan).

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If your doctor used one of these terms, would you know what she was talking about? Paget′s disease Herceptin reportable disease intraductal carcinoma protease inhibitor MRSA akathisia glycemic index cellulitis designer drug DHEA evidence–based medicine If you′re like most Americans, you′re taking a more active role in your healthcareand that of your family. You want reliable, understandable information about symptoms, diseases, medical procedures, and drug therapies. You want to be able to communicate clearly with your doctor. This new edition offers more than 8,500 entries, including 500 new terms. Authored by the doctors and experts at WebMD, it′s accurate and authoritative, yet still understandable. Webster′s New World Medical Dictionary, Third Edition has everything you need to decipher complicated medical jargon, including: Essential scientific information, symptoms, syndromes, abbreviations, acronyms, institutions, and more Contemporary health terminology, including terms such as gender identity disorder, HPV vaccine, oocyte donation, night eating syndrome, and many more An appendix covering vitamins A companion Web site with a downloadable guide to improving communication with your doctor, audio podcasts from the dictionary editors, and more WebMD, the popular online resource, is the leading source of health information, serving consumers, physicians, other healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans. The WebMD Health Network helps individuals take a more active role in managing their own health and wellness. The network provides relevant, timely, and objective lifestyle and condition information, developed by an award–winning editorial staff comprised of medical writers and editors, physicians, and health educators. Coedited by William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, and Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD.

About the Author

Since 1996, the MedicineNet.com network of U.S. board certified physician writers and scientists have provided relevant, easy to read, in depth medical information for consumers via our robust, user friendly, interactive web site. MedicineNet.com works very hard to offer the very best doctor produced health information on the Internet.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 28 Jan 2013
By Cookie
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This book is fantastic. I am currently using this as part of my terminology course. Its informative with the right balance of understanding and medical/technical terms.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference 26 Feb 2009
As a massage therapist this book is excellent to refer to when wishing to understand all medical conditions that a client presents.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is good overall medical dictionary 5 Aug 2013
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It does cover all the different terms and gives extensive meanings. It is good, that I can flick through the pages before I purchase.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a Complete Reference Book 19 Sep 2003
By L. Kentner - Published on Amazon.com
I picked this book partly due to the fact that it came with the complete medical dictionary on a CD. It would be great to leave the book at school and install the software on my home computer...medical books are heavy!!!
Unfortunately, most of the medical words that I've had to look up in my courses have not been in this reference book. I'm taking a medical secretarial course, so this book would be a major disappointment for anyone taking nursing or medical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive, encyclopedic 25 Aug 2004
By D. Sirmans - Published on Amazon.com
This medical dictionary is comprehensive and very informative. Its style is encyclopedic, meaning that it not only defines terms, but also continues into detail. I would highly recommend this dictionary to lay persons and to persons in entry-level medical positions.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review on Websters Medical dictionary 25 Oct 2007
By K. Burdick - Published on Amazon.com
Great terms but some are not found in it Ill need to get yet another medical dictionary.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Dictionary 15 May 2009
By Mana E - Published on Amazon.com
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I read the reviews saying not all the important words were there but somehow I wanted to try myself. Unfortunatly that was true. I did not find many words there and I had to buy another one. However, If you find what you need in it, the definitions are excellent. (A general worker in Health care might find it useful, but professionals or students will need another one).
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spend your money on something else 21 April 2009
By M. Hopkins - Published on Amazon.com
If you are looking for a good technical resource than this is not your book. Much of what I needed was not in the book and there are no pronunciations for the terms. I would not recommend
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