Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary, Newest Edition, 2016 Copyright

Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, Newest Edition, 2016 Copyright


This mass market paperback offers a concise guide to the essential language of medicine with 38,000 entries and more than 500 new words and senses.

New words include: active placebo, breakthrough pain, channelopathy, diabesity, eustress, flatline, gastric banding, MERS, microfracture, neti pot, neurofeedback, obesogenic, pareidolia, prebiotic, punch biopsy, road rash, sarcopenia, and SNRI.

Pronunciations are provided for all entries.

Covers the latest brand names and generic equivalents of common drugs.



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