This bestselling, full-color dictionary of health care terminology is well known for its combination of relevant, thorough definitions and vibrant color illustrations and line drawings that illuminate all subject areas. The new 8th edition is thoroughly up to date featuring of 30,000 revised entries and 5,000 new entries. More than just a dictionary, you'll also find a comprehensive anatomy atlas, numerous useful appendices, and a new companion CD-ROM featuring a medical spellchecker. Comprehensive, authoritative definitions - including definitions for major diseases, disorders, drugs, and procedures - offer the most accurate, complete information available. Over 51,000 definitions cover all areas of nursing, medicine, and health related professions. Approximately 2,400 color photographs and line drawings illustrate all subject areas. Thumb-indexing helps the user locate entries more quickly. The practical, staightforward alphabetical organization with no subentries makes it easy to find definitions fast. Hundreds of lab test definitions explain the purpose, procedures, and expected outcomes of key lab tests. Includes definitions for more than 50 complementary and alternative medical therapies and over 100 herbs. Includes definitions for all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. Pronunciations for key entries assist the reader in using terminology in everyday practice. Large type size is easy to read. British spellings are included with selected entries to assist the reader in recognizing alternate spellings. Includes a Color Atlas of Human Anatomy that contains 43 pages of high quality, full-color, labeled drawings of all body systems. Numerous appendixes provide useful information in an accessible format. A companion EVOLVE website provides over 28,000 audio pronunciations, a printable version of the Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, a printable English-Spanish phrase book, approximately 400 interactive medical terminology review exercises, as well as links to websites of numerous health and health care organizations. Approximately 5,000 new definitions have been added, representing all areas of nursing, medicine, and the health-related professions, with special emphasis on definitions related to new drugs, anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures, lab tests, and new technological developments. All nursing diagnosis entries have been updated to reflect the latest NANDA terminology and the newest information from NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) interventions and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications). UNIQUE! A companion CD includes a comprehensive medical spellchecker that can be incorporated into all major current word processing programs. More than 800 illustrations have been replaced and updated.