The Modern Medical Dictionary, English-Arabic. Second Ed.


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Second Edition

About The Author

Professor Suleiman Mazyad

I am proud to present the Second Edition of The Modern Medical Dictionary. This new edition updates current English MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, and contains some distinctive features to make the BOOK more useful and effective. The pronunciation is given beside each term to help the user pronounce the word correctly. Pictures of body systems, surgical procedures, medical equipment, surgical tools, and pathological conditions have also been added and are labelled in English and Arabic.

I hope you find using it to be both a beneficial and enjoyable experience. In writing it, I have kept in mind the needs of all students training for careers in the HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, MEDICAL TECHNICIANS and secretaries.

All core terms and concepts used in medicine and HEALTH PROFESSIONS today are thoroughly discussed. Some of the subjects included are, for example, anatomy, dentistry, general medical practice, hospital administration, medical laboratories, nursing, pharmacy, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, radiology, surgery, and various medical specializations such as cardiology, endocrinology, haematology, haematology, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, public health medicine, and urology. Each head word is provided with an Arabic equivalent or a translation where no single term exists, based on current usage. Usage is demonstrated by real-world examples taken from a wide variety of sources.

A series of appendices are also provided. These include abbreviations and acronyms commonly used in general medicine, imaging TECHNOLOGIES such as MRI, oncology, pharmacy, and healthcare. Medical organisations and personal titles are also covered. At the end of the book you will find a short Arabic-to-English glossary.


Pronunciation Guide

The Dictionary 1

References 394

Appendix 1: Systems of the Body 395

Appendix 2: Surgical Procedures 401

Appendix 3: Medical Instruments 405

Appendix 4: Surgical Tools 408

Appendix 5: Pathological Conditions and Diseases 412

Appendix 6: Medical Abbreviations 418

Appendix 7: Common Imaging Abbreviations 440

Appendix 8: Oncology Abbreviations and Acronyms 449

Appendix 9: Pharmacy Abbreviations and Acronyms 462

Appendix 10: Abbreviations and Acronyms of Health Care

Administration 467

Appendix 11: Abbreviations for Medical Organisations and

Personnel 470

Appendix 12: Arabic-English Glossary 474


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