This best-selling dictionary has sold over 250,000 copies in previous editions. Fully revised and up-to-date, it is indispensable both as a home medical guide and as an aid for those working in the medical and allied professions. The entries are clearly laid out and jargon-free, making this book both accessible and informative. This book features over 10,000 clear and concise entries that cover all major medical and surgical specialities. The dictionary reflects recent developments in the medical field, covering new drugs in clinical use, as well as new advances in genetics, infertility treatment, cancer, organ transplantation, and BSE.