Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions UK Edition

For the first time, a fully UK edition of this popular reference work, uses English spelling and terminology, and metric measurements. Medical, nursing, allied health and complementary therapy terms are included, and appendices cover UK guidelines, bodies and organisations. Extensive illustrations and helpful electronic support material.


Medical, nursing and allied health students and professionals; all libraries, schools and departments. Also paramedic, sports medicine and alternative therapies.


Published: April 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3651-5


  • How to use this dictionary

    Colour sections


    Clinical photographs

    A-Z entries

    Appendix 1 Prefixes and suffixes

    Appendix 2 SI units and the metric system    

    Appendix 3 Normal values    

    Appendix 4 Nutrients    

    Appendix 5 Drugs: the law, measurement and drug groups in common use    

    Appendix 6 Abbreviations and acronyms: medical terms and related organizations    

    Appendix 7 Useful websites   

    Appendix 8 Chemical symbols and formulae

    Appendix 9 Radionuclide applications

    Appendix 10 Basic Life Support (BLS)

    Appendix 11 Chronological development and eruption of teeth

    Appendix 12 The Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives (2008)

    Appendix 13 Career development via your curriculum vitae (CV). Personal development and structured networking

    Appendix 14 Research, evidence-based practice and web sources


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