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Bed Sore Glossary
The following are frequently encountered terms used in the course of diagnosis and treatment of bed sores. Many of these terms are referenced on Bed Sore FAQ and more information on each can be obtained using the search function on our site. We are vigorously committed to patient rights. If you believe that your loved one was neglected at a facility and developed an injury– such as a pressure sore– we invite you to contact our office for a free case review. All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis where these is never a fee charged unless there is a recovery for you.
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If you wish to obtain more information regarding any of the above terms or seek a definition of a term not defined above, below is a compilation of online dictionaries and glossaries.
- Medical & Biological (World Health Organization)
- MEL – Michigan Electronic Library
- Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary via Medline Plus
- A.D.A.M Medical Encyclopedia via Medline Plus
- Merck Manual of Medicine
- Web of Online Dictionaries (Bucknell University)
Dictionary or Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations by Stanley Jablonski (Editor), Paperback, 4th edition (2001), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers, ISBN: 1560534605
Dictionary of Medical Terms: For the Nonmedical Person (Dictionary of Medical Terms for the Nonmedical Person, Ed 4) by Mikel A. Rothenberg, M.D., et al, Paperback – 544 pages, 4th edition (2000), Barrons Educational Series, ISBN: 0764112015
A Dictionary of the History of Medicine by A. Sebastian, CD-Rom edition (2001), CRC Press-Parthenon Publishers, ISBN: 185070368X
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary (standard Version) by Dorland, et al, Hardcover – 2088 pages, 29th edition (2000), W B Saunders Co, ISBN: 0721662544
Dorland’s Electronic Medical Dictionary by Dorland, et al, Software 29th Book & CD-Rom edition (2000), Harcourt Health Sciences, ISBN: 0721694934
Dorland’s Pocket Medical Dictionary (Dorland’s Pocket Medical Dictionary, 26th Ed) Hardcover – 912 pages, 26th edition (2001), W B Saunders Co, ISBN: 0721682812
Melloni’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Melloni’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 4th Ed) by Melloni, Hardcover, 4th edition (2001), CRC Press-Parthenon Publishers, ISBN: 85070094X
Stedman’s Electronic Medical Dictionary Version 5.0 (CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh, Individual) by Stedmans, CD-ROM edition (2000), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers, ISBN: 0781726328
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary by Thomas Lathrop Stedman, hardcover – 2098 pages, 27th edition (2000), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, ISBN: 068340007X
Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (Thumb Index) by Donald Venes (Editor), et al, Hardcover – 2439 pages, 19th edition (2001), F A Davis Co, ISBN: 0803606540