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Biomedical Desk Reference
Author: Daniel J. Schneck

ISBN: 9780814779408
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 16 June 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 1.9

The basic language of biology and medicine seems strange, and it should--it is essentially a foreign language, filled with words of Latin and Greek origin, diseases that are identified named after the physician who discovered it rather than the cause or effect, and is otherwise made up of abbreviations and other obscure terminology and information that only a trained physician or researcher would know. Yet many professionals are required to have at least a rudimentary knowledge of biomedical terminology and information, and frequently they are at a loss in understanding even the simplest concepts and terms. For example, how would an engineer know how the various systems of the body work together as an organism? Would a nurse know the difference between the acetabulum and acetylcholine? How can a lawyer or journalist become familiar with common clinical abbreviations and terminology? How can a patient understand his or her own medical record?

The Biomedical Desk Reference is intended to be a handy, easy-to-reach for compilation of useful biomedical terminology. The volume contains the following sections: Basic Anatomical vocabulary and Physiologic ...

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