Download PDF by Harvey Marcovitch: Black's Medical Dictionary: 42nd Edition

By Harvey Marcovitch

ISBN-10: 0713689021

ISBN-13: 9780713689020

The new version of the acclaimed clinical dictionary which has been a bestseller for multiple hundred years.

Containing greater than 5 thousand definitions and outlines of clinical phrases and ideas, with a couple of thousand diagrams, drawings, and colour illustrations—and necessary appendices on universal scientific assessments and approaches, trip and well-being, measurements in medication, future health economics, complementary and replacement medication, and an deal with record aid organizations—Black’s scientific Dictionary is priceless as a house reference, or for all who want the best in clinical details, from health-care pros and scholars to legal professionals and reporters. This new version comprises the newest info on such components as endoscopy and laparoscopy (the widespread varieties of keyhole surgery), coronary angioplasty, stem cellphone learn, HPV vaccine (now given to all younger ladies to avoid opposed to cervical melanoma) and monoclonal antibodies, the dressmaker medicinal drugs of the future.

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Qxp 28 19/8/09 12:57 pm Page 28 Amoebiasis histolytica is the causative organism of amoebic DYSENTERY); Acanthamoeba and Naegleria fowleri cause the infection of the brain known as MENINGOENCEPHALITIS. Entamoeba histolytica may also cause meningoencephalitis. Other forms are found in the genital organs. A dysentery (see Amoebiasis See DYSENTERY. Amoxicillin See PENICILLIN; ANTIBIOTICS. Amphetamines A group of drugs closely related to ADRENALINE which act by stimulating the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM.

The anabolic effect includes the ability to stimulate protein synthesis and to diminish the catabolism of amino acids, and this is associated with retention of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Doses in excess of 10 mg daily to the female may produce VIRILISM. Ancrod An ENZYME present in the venom of the Malayan pit viper, which destroys the FIBRINOGEN in blood and thereby prevents the blood from clotting. In other words it is an anticoagulant (see ANTICOAGULANTS). Ancylostomiasis A parasitic infection caused by the nematodes Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, resulting in hookworm disease.

When the inflammation is caused by infection it is called PNEUMONIA, and when by a chemical or physical agent it is called pneumonitis. It may be associated with systemic sclerosis or RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis is the condition induced by the lungs becoming allergic (see ALLERGY) to various factors or substances. It includes BAGASSOSIS, FARMER’S LUNG and BUDGERIGAR-FANCIER’S LUNG, and is characterised by the onset of shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, cough and fever.

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