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Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary.

Abridged from Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary W.B. Saunders Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 26th, edition, 2001 931 pages; illustrated; soft cover ISBN: 0721682812 $26.95

This new 26th edition pocket-size dictionary has more than 2,800 new medical and dental terms taken from the new 29th edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. In addition to the terminology, cross references, and definitions, this abridged format contains a pronunciation guide, abbreviation listings, and medical terminology combining forms. It also includes current, up-to-date pharmaceutical terms and drugs marketed in the United States. There also are 16 color-plates which highlight the human body structures and functions, as well as tables with listings of arteries, bones, human herpes viruses, human immunoglobulins, muscles, nerves, fetal positions, and veins. Temperature conversions, the metric system, and weights and measures also are included in this dictionary.

The portable size of this dictionary allows it to be a valuable asset to dental hygienists and all medical/ dental personnel in any practice setting or home office.

Reviewed by Sandra Urso Tuttle BSDH, RDH, clinical practitioner, Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Author:Tuttle, Sandra Urso
Publication:Journal of Dental Hygiene
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Date:Jan 1, 2002
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