Webster's New World Medical Dictionary
Publisher: Webster's New World 2008
Number of pages: 480
If you are taking a more active role in your family’s healthcare, this Dictionary will help you understand and communicate your medical needs when it matters the most. Written by doctors and the experts at WebMD, this edition includes 8500 entries, including 500 new terms, a vitamin appendix, and a companion website to give you access to medical language.
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