Merck Manual of Medical Information

ISBN-10: 0911910875

ISBN-13: 9780911910872

Edition: 1997

Authors: Robert Berkow, Mark H. Beers, Andrew J. Fletcher

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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Merck & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1509
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Robert Berkow is a physician, writer, educator, and editor. Berkow has served as editor on such publications as The Merck Manual, 17th Edition, The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, and The Merck Manual: Specialties, volume 2. He is the editor-in-chief of The Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition and he is the author of sections on placebos, psychosomatic disorders, and somatoform disorders. He serves as executive director of medical literature at Merck & Co., Inc. Berkow is also a clinical professor of medicine and psychiatry at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences.

A Guide for Readers
Understanding Medical Terms
The Human Body
The Aging Body
Communicating With Health Care Professionals
Exercise and Fitness
Death and Dying
Legal and Ethical Issues
Overview of Drugs
Drug Administration and Kinetics
Drug Dynamics
Factors Affecting Response to Drugs
Drugs and Aging
Adverse Drug Reactions
Compliance With Drug Treatment
Trade-Name and Generic Drugs
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Medicinal Herbs and Nutraceuticals
Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders
Biology of the Heart and Blood Vessels
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders
High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure
Heart Failure
Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Heart Valve Disorders
Infective Endocarditis
Pericardial Disease
Heart Tumors
Coronary Artery Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection
Venous Disorders
Lymphatic Disorders
Lung and Airway Disorders
Biology of the Lungs and Airways
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Lung Disorders
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Lung Abscess
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Occupational Lung Diseases
Infiltrative Lung Diseases
Allergic Diseases of the Lungs
Pleural Disorders
Cystic Fibrosis
Pulmonary Hypertension
Respiratory Failure
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Lung Cancer
Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders
Biology of the Musculoskeletal System
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Paget's Disease of Bone
Bone Tumors
Avascular Necrosis of the Bone
Bone and Joint Infections
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Types of Inflammatory Arthritis
Autoimmune Disorders of Connective Tissue
Vasculitic Disorders of Connective Tissue
Gout and Pseudogout
Hand Disorders
Foot Problems
Muscular Dystrophy and Related Disorders
Disorders of Muscles, Bursas, and Tendons
Sports Injuries
Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders
Biology of the Nervous System
Diagnosis of Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders
Dizziness and Vertigo
Sleep Disorders
Brain Dysfunction
Delirium and Dementia
Stupor and Coma
Seizure Disorders
Head Injuries
Tumors of the Nervous System
Infections of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Prion Diseases
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Spinal Cord Disorders
Low Back Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Cranial Nerve Disorders
Smell and Taste Disorders
Mental Health Disorders
Overview of Mental Health Care
Somatoform Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Depression and Mania
Suicidal Behavior
Eating Disorders
Personality Disorder
Amnesia and Related Disorders
Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder
Drug Use and Abuse
Mouth and Dental Disorders
Biology of the Mouth
Lip and Tongue Disorders
Salivary Gland Disorders
Mouth Sores
Growths in the Mouth
Tooth Disorders
Periodontal Diseases
Temporomandibular Disorders
Urgent Dental Problems
Digestive Disorders
Biology of the Digestive System
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Digestive Disorders
Disorders of the Esophagus
Peptic Disorders
Hiatus Hernia, Bezoars, and Foreign Bodies
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Antibiotic-Associated Colitis
Diverticular Disease
Bowel Movement Disorders
Disorders of the Anus and Rectum
Tumors of the Digestive System
Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Liver and Gallbladder Disorders
Biology of the Liver and Gallbladder
Diagnostic Tests for Liver and Gallbladder Disorders
Clinical Manifestations of Liver Disease
Fatty Liver, Cirrhosis, and Related Disorders
Blood Vessel Disorders of the Liver
Liver Tumors
Gallbladder Disorders
Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders
Biology of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders
Kidney Failure
Blood Vessel Disorders of the Kidneys
Tubular and Cystic Kidney Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Obstruction
Urinary Tract Infections
Injury to the Urinary Tract
Cancers of the Kidney and Urinary Tract
Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism
Overview of Nutrition
Minerals and Electrolytes
Disorders of Cholesterol
Water Balance
Acid-Base Balance
Hormonal Disorders
Biology of the Endocrine System
Pituitary Gland Disorders
Thyroid Gland Disorders
Adrenal Gland Disorders
Diabetes Mellitus
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes
Carcinoid Tumors
Blood Disorders
Biology of Blood
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Blood Disorders
Blood Transfusion
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
White Blood Cell Disorders
Plasma Cell Disorders
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Spleen Disorders
Overview of Cancer
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Cancer
Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
Immune Disorders
Biology of the Immune System
Immunodeficiency Disorders
Allergic Reactions
Autoimmune Disorders
Biology of Infectious Disease
Bacterial Infections
Bacteremia, Sepsis, and Septic Shock
Rickettsial and Ehrlichial Infections
Parasitic Infections
Fungal Infections
Viral Infections
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Skin Disorders
Biology of the Skin
Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Disorders
Itching and Noninfectious Rashes
Pressure Sores
Sweating Disorders
Hair Disorders
Pigment Disorders
Blistering Diseases
Parasitic Skin Infections
Bacterial Skin Infections
Fungal Skin Infections
Viral Skin Infections
Sunlight and Skin Damage
Noncancerous Skin Growths
Skin Cancers
Ears, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Biology of the Ears, Nose, and Throat
Hearing Loss and Deafness
Outer Ear Disorders
Middle and Inner Ear Disorders
Disorders of the Nose and Sinuses
Throat Disorders
Nose and Throat Cancers
Eye Disorders
Biology of the Eyes
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Eye Disorders
Refractive Disorders
Eye Injuries
Eyelid and Tear Gland Disorders
Disorders of the Conjunctiva and Sclera
Corneal Disorders
Retinal Disorders
Optic Nerve Disorders
Eye Socket Disorders
Men's Health Issues
Male Reproductive System
Disorders of the Penis and Testes
Prostate Disorders
Sexual Dysfunction
Women's Health Issues
Biology of the Female Reproductive System
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Gynecologic Disorders
Menstrual Disorders and Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Vaginal Infections
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Sexual Dysfunction
Breast Disorders
Cancers of the Female Reproductive System
Violence Against Women
Family Planning
Detection of Genetic Disorders
Normal Pregnancy
High-Risk Pregnancy
Drug Use During Pregnancy
Normal Labor and Delivery
Complications of Labor and Delivery
Postdelivery Period
Children's Health Issues
Normal Newborns and Infants
Problems in Newborns
Birth Defects
Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
Problems in Infants and Very Young Children
Normal Preschool and School-Aged Children
Behavioral and Developmental Problems in Young Children
Normal Adolescents
Problems in Adolescents
Bacterial Infections
Viral Infections
Respiratory Disorders
Digestive Disorders
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Eye Disorders
Bone Disorders
Hereditary Connective Tissue Disorders
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diabetes Mellitus
Hereditary Disorders of Metabolism
Childhood Cancers
Cerebral Palsy
Mental Retardation
Mental Health Disorders
Social Issues Affecting Children and Their Families
Child Neglect and Abuse
Accidents and Injuries
Heat Disorders
Cold Injuries
Radiation Injury
Electrical and Lightning Injuries
Near Drowning
Diving and Compressed Air Injuries
Altitude Illness
Bites and Stings
First Aid
Special Subjects
Medical Decision Making
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Travel and Health
Familial Mediterranean Fever
Diseases of Unknown Cause
Weights and Measures
Common Medical Tests
Drug Names: Generic and Trade
Resources for Help and Information
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