A medical dictionary that is cleanly designed, clearly written, and as useful to the general reader and student as it is to the healthcare practitioner. This book spans the entire domain of health sciences in language anyone can understand. All the basic areas are covered: anatomy, physiology and the use of medical drugs, which are listed under both generic and trade names. All the major medical and surgical specialties are listed as well. This exhaustive reference also embraces allied fields such as biochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology, psychology, psychiatry, dentistry, etc.