|Publisher:||Elsevier Science & Technology Books|
Abbreviations used in medical articles, papers, and scientific journals abound in every tongue, but particularly so in the English language. This dictionary covers usage in the United States, Britain and other English-speaking countries, including those of the Third World.
A vast amount of information, including abbreviations of medical terms used in the fields of anatomy, bacteriology, biology, chemistry, medicine (human and veterinary), pathology, pharmacology, etc., has been meticulously catalogued since work on the project started in 1979, from medical journals, scientific dictionaries and encyclopedias, and compilations of medical abbreviations published in the U.S. and other countries.
Over 20,000 entries have been included, with especially detailed itemization of the Chemical Elements...Hormones...Insulins...Kidney Function Tests...Symbols used in various disciplines, ...[the] Greek alphabet...the Vitamins, etc.
Finally it must be remembered that a dictionary, however exhaustive the information provided within its covers, has its own limitations in that the addition of new discoveries and diseases, new terminologies and treatments, and the as yet unknown trends of Medical Science into future horizons, can have only a sobering influence on the writer of this book which has been compiled and catalogued over more than two decades.
------ Dr. Samuel A. Tsur (Mansoor), M.D., Akko, Israel.