Your easy-to-understand guide to medical terms from the reference experts at Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition is an invaluable resource for health-care professionals with over 59,000 entries covering today's most widely used health-care terms, abbreviations, medication names, and biographies of medical pioneers. Unlike unwieldy medical encyclopedias, Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition is compact, portable, and affordable, making it perfect for everyone from allied health students to medical professionals to consumers without a medical background who want a desktop reference without investing a lot of money. Key Features: Concise and easy-to-read entries, which include thousands of examples of words used in context and hundreds of actual quotations from respected medical writers and publications. Entries carefully researched and cross-referenced with Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary to ensure they include the most widely used health-care terms and abbreviations. Includes over 1,000 biographies of medical figures of historical importance. Includes mini-medical writing style guide.Merriam-Webster is the author of 'Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition', published 2005 under ISBN 9781418000561 and ISBN 1418000566.