I am looking for a good Medical Dictionary, hard copy.
Any one have got any Ideas which one would be the best to buy?
The most widely used professional dictionary would probably be
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
For more than 65 years, Taber's has provided students, nurses, and health professionals with the definitions and information they need to provide superior care for their patients, while remaining portable and easy-to-carry.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:
56,000 easy-to-understand definitions -- almost 50% more than the competition
700 illustrations; more than 500 in full-color
Cyclopedic format means you get much more than just definitions. You get a comprehensive resource with:
-- Superior illustrations
-- Etymologies (word origins)
-- 100 most frequently prescribed drugs (NEW)
-- Patient Care sections with clinically pertinent information
-- Caution statements in color, to call attention to vital
considerations and potential dangers that help you practice
safe health care
-- Tables that put important information at your fingertips
-- Disease entries that include symptoms, diagnosis and
Some other Medical Dictionaries you may want to consider are listed below:
Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Thoroughly reviewed and updated, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Twenty-Eighth Edition is the most reliable resource for healthcare, including medical students, physicians, educators, researchers, and medical language specialists. This new edition includes over 107,000 terms and definitions, more than 5,000 new to this edition. Over 45 consultants from all the major medical and health science specialties have reviewed each word for accuracy and clarity, including new consultants for endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and rheumatology. The enhanced art program includes approximately 1500 images and illustrations.
A bonus CD-ROM includes Stedman's Plus 2005 Medical/Pharmaceutical Spellchecker and over 300 LifeART Anatomy medical clip art and 3-D images.
Hardcover: 2100 pages
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 28 edition
(December 1, 2005)
Medical Terminology for Health Professions
A proven and unique combination of learning principles and exercises, this widely respected book continues to get better! Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Fifth Edition, simplifies the process of learning hundreds of difficult, complex medical terms. The see and say pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are such an important aspect of learning medical terminology, mastery of these building blocks is emphasized throughout the book. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to specialty, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow.
Plastic Comb: 656 pages
Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning; 5 edition (August 3, 2004)
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Medicine is ever changing, and its terminology evolves constantly. If you're involved in health care in any way, you need to know the latest medical terms and what they mean. That's why you need Dorland's! The world's most trusted source on the language of medicine for over 100 years, it delivers more entries and better definitions than any other medical dictionary - so you can master more of the current terminology that you need to know. A wealth of illustrations and a remarkably user-friendly format make reference a snap. Plus, bonus software on CD-ROM lets you load key terms and definitions onto your PDA ... spell medical terms correctly using spell-checker software ... and listen to audio pronunciations for 35,000 terms. And, free access to www.dorlands.com lets you consult the dictionary online anytime, anywhere. Turn to Dorland's ... you'll be amazed at how much vital information you can glean with so much ease!
Hardcover: 2208 pages
Publisher: Saunders; 31 edition (May 17, 2007)
Mosby's Medical Dictionary
Featuring comprehensive definitions and vivid, full-color illustrations, Mosby's Medical Dictionary is the source to trust for answers to your questions about medical procedures, lab tests, disorders and conditions, medical equipment, human anatomy, and more. Its user-friendly, highly visual approach offers large, easy-to-read type and a logical organization that makes it easy to look up unfamiliar terms quickly. In this edition, more than 10,000 entries have been revised and updated, and over 5,000 new entries have been added to keep pace with recent advances in health care.
Hardcover: 2024 pages
Publisher: Mosby; 7 edition (October 14, 2006)
Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide
This easy-to-read, highly illustrated text serves as a comprehensive introduction to the field of medical terminology. It provides a detailed examination of normal structure and function, diseases, diagnosis and treatment. With four-color illustrations in every chapter, this informative text covers normal anatomy, physiology and clinical material. Flashcards, study exercises and case studies make this an ideal study tool. This second edition includes more key words for disorders, diagnosis and treatment, 50 additional illustrations of clinical concepts, more clinical case studies and expanded coverage of medications. Also included are crossword puzzles for review, learning objectives, chapter outlines and an index. A set of three supplementary review tapes is available to instructors, containing over three hours of study exercises.
Paperback: 707 pages
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 4 edition
(November 30, 2004)
Webster's New World Medical Dictionary , 2nd Edition
An indispensable home medical reference--now updated with 500 new terms
In today's world of managed care, more and more people are researching illnesses, medical procedures, and pharmaceuticals to make sure they know their options--and get the best possible treatment. Drawing on the expertise of more than seventy specialist physicians at MedicineNet.com, this up-to-the-minute dictionary gives people crystal-clear definitions of over 8,000 medical terms--and helps take the mystery out of healthcare decisions. Going beyond diseases and treatments, the book includes definitions of scientific terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon--even institutions and research projects. Now updated to include the latest pharmaceuticals, procedures, and technologies and offering expanded coverage of herbal supplements--500 new entries in all--this dictionary is a must-have reference for every home medical library.
Readers can access the full, searchable dictionary right on their own computers. The CD allows readers to instantly link to the MedicineNet.com website where they can; try out the Drug Interaction Tool, read in-depth articles in over 650 topic areas, bone-up on current health news, and read editorials on medical topics. MedicineNet.com is one of the Web's most highly regarded sources of medical information. A PC magazine Editor's Choice, the site has more than 7.5 million page views and 1.2 million unique visitors every month.
Publisher: Wiley, January 2003
Paperback: 456 pages
I got the stedmans and webster, I do not like them very much.
I will try to see Taber Cyclopedy.