This A to Z of medical terms is the only full-colour medical dictionary and provides easy-to-follow explanations for over 5,500 terms, many of them illustrated to help understanding. Inside you'll find more than just basic definitions; entries for conditions define the ailment, explain how it affects the person, and outline possible treatments. Key terms, such as heart disease, emphysema, and dialysis are accompanied by full-colour images. From exploring a dental abscess diagram to discovering the symptoms and causes of asthma, stay one step ahead of your family's ailments following this A-Z guide. Fully updated and revised with the latest information on anatomical terms, disorders, essential tests, and drugs, so whatever you're dealing with, you're fully in the know.