The updated edition of this authoritative, comprehensive, in-depth medical guide features information on more than 1,700 medical topics in language accessible to adult laypersons. Disease/disorder articles typically cover definition; description; causes and symptoms; diagnosis; treatments; prevention; and more. Test/treatment articles typically cover definition; purposes; precautions; preparation; risks; normal and abnormal results; and much more. Biographical and historical sidebars appear throughout the text. This edition includes new entries, updated entries, approximately 650 color images and illustrations, and a comprehensive subject index. Previous edition also available.
"Contributors write with a minimum of medical jargon so that students and other nonmedical professionals easily can understand the content. This title is suitable for high school, public, and undergraduate academic libraries, as well as consumer health collections. Summing up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers."
--CHOICE, April 2012
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