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Merck Manual of Medical Information

ISBN-10: 0911910352
ISBN-13: 9780911910353
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Mark H. Beers
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Description: Merck - a world leader in breakthrough medical research - has a long tradition of providing medical information to doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Perhaps the best evidence of Merck's dedication is The Merck Manual,  More...

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List price: $37.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Merck & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1900
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

Merck - a world leader in breakthrough medical research - has a long tradition of providing medical information to doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Perhaps the best evidence of Merck's dedication is The Merck Manual, the trusted medical reference doctors have used most since 1899. Although it is one of the most widely used sources of medical information in the world, it isn't written for the general public. The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Second Home Edition is completely revised and contains virtually all of the same information in The Merck Manual but in easy-to-understand, everyday language with a reader friendly format. The Second Home Edition is generously illustrated and covers all the important diseases and health issues that health-conscious readers want and need to know. Written by nearly 200 medical experts, the Second Home Edition has been completely revised and updated with some new features and recent developments in health and medicine.

Front Matter Preface Editors and Editorial Board Consultants
Contributors Editorial and Production Staff A Guide for Readers
Understanding Medical Terms
Fundamentals
Anatomy
Genetics
The Aging Body
Death and Dying
Drugs
Overview of Drugs
Drug Administration, Distribution, and Elimination
Pharmacodynamics
Factors Affecting Drug Response
Drugs and Aging
Adverse Drug Reactions
Compliance With Drug Treatment
Generic Drugs
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders
Biology of the Heart and Blood Vessels
Diagnosis of Heart Disease
Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Heart Failure
Cardiomyopathy
Heart Valve Disorders
Heart Tumors
Endocarditis
Pericardial Disease
Low Blood Pressure
Shock
High Blood Pressure
Atherosclerosis
Coronary Artery Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection
Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Lung and Airway Disorders
Biology of the Lungs and Airways
Diagnostic Tests for Lung and Airway Disorders
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Pulmonary Embolism
Bronchitis
Bronchiectasis and Atelectasis
Obstructive Airway Diseases
Occupational Lung Diseases
Allergic Diseases of the Lungs
Infiltrative Lung Diseases
Pneumonia
Lung Abscess
Cystic Fibrosis
Pleural Disorders
Lung Cancer
Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders
Bones, Joints, and Muscles
Osteoporosis
Paget's Disease of Bone
Bone Tumors
Osteoarthritis
Disorders of Joints and Connective Tissue
Gout and Pseudogout
Bone and Joint Infections
Charcot's Joints
Disorders of Muscles, Bursas, and Tendons
Foot Problems
Sports Injuries
Exercise and Fitness
Brain and Nerve Disorders
Biology of the Nervous System
Examination and Tests
Pain
Headaches
Vertigo
Sleep Disorders
Muscle Weakness
Muscular Dystrophy and Related Disorders
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Spinal Cord Disorders
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Cranial Nerve Disorders
Smell and Taste Disorders
Seizure Disorders
Stroke and Related Disorders
Head Injuries
Delirium and Dementia
Stupor and Coma
Infections of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Tumors of the Nervous System
Mental Health Disorders
Overview of Mental Health Care
Psychosomatic Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Depression and Mania
Suicidal Behavior
Eating Disorders
Sexuality and Psychosexual Disorders
Disorders of the Sexual Function
Personality Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder
Drug Dependence and Addiction
Mouth and Dental Disorders
Disorders of the Lips, Mouth, and Tongue
Tooth Disorders
Periodontal Diseases
Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint
Urgent Dental Problems
Cancer and Other Growths of the Mouth
Digestive Disorders
Biology of the Digestive System
Diagnostic Tests for Digestive Disorders
Disorders of the Esophagus
Disorders of the Stomach and Duodenum
Disorders of the Anus and Rectum
Disorders of the Pancreas
Indigestion
Gastroenteritis
Bowel Movement Disorders
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