Merriam-Webster's Audio Dictionary CD-ROM, Version 3.0 (Merriam Webster's Medical Audio Dictionary) (0081413004731): Merriam-Webster
Medical lingo is nearly a language in its own right, so for students of medicine or amateurs who'd like to understand their doctors' conversations, a dictionary of medical terms is a necessity. With a section on medical prefixes and suffixes, more than 2,000 new entries added since 1986, and thousands of illustrations, the recent version is 112 pages longer and a lot easier on the eyes. There's information on AIDS, biochemistry, psychiatry, and geriatric medicine, concise definitions for procedures, tests, and medications, plus all the terms and topics that hit the headlines or appear in your physical report. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
At first glance, one may wonder why yet another medical dictionary is needed when there are such classics as Black's Medical Dictionary
, Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary
, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary
. Merriam Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary
, an update of the 1986 edition published as Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary
, is written for laypeople. Its format and size remain unchanged. According to the publisher, there are more than 5,000 new words, and 6,000 definitions have been revised. Definitions for such terms as AIDS
have been extensively revised to reflect the Center for Disease Control's new criteria. As in the previous one, some 1,000 biographies of individuals whose names are an integral part of the medical literature are included.The publisher claims that this volume "combines a medical wordlist (including British terms and spelling variants) selected and defined on the basis of citational evidence." Since there are several million medically relevant citations, a critical review of those included in this dictionary was made. Also, every word used in the defining vocabulary had to be in Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary
. The result is a usable and understandable dictionary that includes pronunciation, capitalization, division, usage, and variants. There are no illustrations. The definitions are concise and technical but still understandable by the educated layperson.
This dictionary will not replace the standard medical dictionaries in medical libraries but is the reasonably priced medical dictionary of choice for school and public libraries. It would be especially useful for secretaries and nonmedical users. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- CD-ROM: 1 pages
- Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition (December 22, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0877794731
- ISBN-13: 978-0877794738
File size: ~ 480 mb