Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition
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Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition


So much more than just a bestselling dictionary, Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 9th Edition is a one-stop reference to help you make sense of the complex world of health care. It features over 56,000 authoritative definitions, 45 appendixes, a color atlas of the human body, online resources, and more than 2,450 full-color illustrations — nearly three times more than any other dictionary available — making it an indispensable reference for students and professionals alike.

      • UNIQUE! More than 2,450 color photographs and line drawings demonstrate and explain complex conditions and abstract concepts.

      • A Color Atlas of Human Anatomy contains 43 pages of clearly labeled drawings for easy A&P review and reference.

      • Over 56,000 comprehensive, authoritative, high-quality definitions — including expanded definitions for selected entries, particularly major diseases, disorders, and procedures — offer the latest information on pathophysiology, treatment and interventions, and nursing care.

      • 23 appendixes — 13 in the dictionary and 10 on the companion Evolve website — offer quick access to useful reference information, such as lab values, symbols and abbreviations, language translation guides, pharmacology, infection control standards, conversion tables, and clinical calculations.

      • A strict, common-sense alphabetical organization with no subentries makes it easy to find key terms and definitions.
        • NEW! Over 300 new and updated illustrations visually clarify key definitions and reflect current health care practice and equipment.
          • NEW! Approximately 11,000 new and revised definitions reflect the latest developments in health care, drugs, and nursing terminology.
            • NEW! Editor Marie O’Toole, EdD, RN, FAAN lends her expertise to this new edition, reviewing and revising all definitions and assembling a team of leading consultants and contributors.

            Color Atlas of Human Anatomy

            Definitions A-Z

            Illustration Credits

            Appendixes (Back of Book)

              • Units of Measurement

              • Language Translation Guide: Spanish-French-English Equivalents of Commonly Used Medical Terms and Phrases

              • American Sign Language and Manual Communication

              • Normal Reference Values

              • Nutrition

              • Pharmacology and Clinical Calculations

              • Range of Motion

              • Infection Control: CDC Isolation Guidelines

              • Diagnosis-Related Groups

              Appendixes (Endsheets)

                • Common Abbreviations Used in Writing Prescriptions

                • Commonly Used Abbreviations

                • The Joint Commission Do Not Use Abbreviation List

                • Spanish-French Equivalents of Commonly Used Medical Terms and Phrases

                Appendixes (Evolve)

                  • Canadian Controlled Substance Chart

                  • High-Alert Drugs

                  • Common Herbs and Supplements

                  • Herb-Drug Interactions


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