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Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations / Edition 3

Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations / Edition 3

by Stanley Jablonski


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Described by the American College of Physicians as "the best acronym book available" in an earlier edition, this new 4th edition features over 7,000 new entries to reflect new material related to burgeoning fields such as medical informatics, computers in biomedicine, molecular biology and medicine, cardiology, outcomes research, and evidence-based medicine, to name just a few. Indispensable reference for all health care professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560532644
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 413
Product dimensions: 5.05(w) x 7.03(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Genetic Symbols
Greek Alphabet and Symbols
A - Z listings


Preface to the Third Edition

The purpose of this edition, like that of the previous two editions, is to provide a compact, useful, and affordable collection of the most frequently used acronyms and abbreviations in medicine and the health care professions. As in previous editions, the goal was not to be comprehensive but rather to focus on acronyms and abbreviations that occur with reasonable frequency in the health care literature.

Approximately 5,000 entries have been added to reflect new material related to burgeoning fields such as health care management, long-term care, outcomes research, medical informatics, molecular biology, and outpatient care, to name just a few. The symbol section in the front of the book has also been expanded and now includes genetic symbols as well as the Greek alphabet.

We welcome feedback and suggestions from readers, which can be sent to me in care of the publisher, Hanley & Belfus in Philadelphia. I hope you find this new edition user friendly and helpful.

Stanley Jablonski

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