New treatments, new tests, and new insights into health and disease have resulted in an unprecedented explosion in medical terminology. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary provides students, health care professionals, and general consumers interested in medical vocabulary with a comprehensive reference that reflects the most recent developments in medicine and health care delivery.
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This book was originally published in a slightly different form as The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Second Edition © 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.