Webster's New World Medical Dictionary

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John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 480 pages
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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.

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