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The Third Edition is Now Available in Bookstores!

Paperback - 480 pages 3rd edition (May, 2008)
Wiley Publishing, Inc.; ISBN-10: 0470189282; ISBN-13: 978-0470189283
Fully Revised and Updated (Paperback)

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Book Description
If your doctor used one of these terms, would you know what she was talking about?

  • Paget's disease
  • Herceptin
  • reportable disease
  • intraductal carcinoma
  • protease inhibitor
  • MRSA
  • akathisia
  • glycemic index
  • cellulitis
  • designer drug
  • DHEA
  • evidence-based medicine

If you're like most Americans, you're taking a more active role in your healthcare and that of your family. You want reliable, understandable information about symptoms, diseases, medical procedures, and drug therapies. You want to be able to communicate clearly with your doctor.

This new edition offers more than 8,500 entries, including 500 new terms. Authored by the doctors and experts at WebMD, it's accurate and authoritative, yet still understandable. Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, Third Edition has everything you need to decipher complicated medical jargon, including:

  • Essential scientific information, symptoms, syndromes, abbreviations, acronyms, institutions, and more
  • Contemporary health terminology, including terms such as gender identity disorder, HPV vaccine, oocyte donation, night eating syndrome, and many more
  • An appendix covering vitamins
  • A companion Web site with a downloadable guide to improving communication with your doctor, audio podcasts from the dictionary editors, and more

Coedited by William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, and Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Read the Introduction to the Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, Third Edition.

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