6 - Medical References - Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, and Manuals. Book pg. 89-96


6(a) The DoctorInternet Glossary. On the DoctorInternet CD and web-site, we provide a glossary of terms which have been extracted from the MeSH browser of MEDLINE. From the CD and using your Internet browser, retrieve the file called: Glossary.html. For the web-site, use the link above.

6(b) Using MEDLINE'S MeSH Browser. From prior searches, you will be familiar with most of these procedures. Log to MEDLINE, select the link to the MeSH Browser, enter your desired term, and select the button "Go". The definition is presented along with term in its relationship in the hierarch of categories.

6(c) MEDLINEplus. listing, maintained by the National Library of Medicine, of various glossaries, dictionaries, and medical references with Internet links, including a glossary in - Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

6(d) The Merck Manual. This manual is a publication of Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company which, since about 1890, has published a manual on medical diagnosis and therapeutics on a not-for-profit basis. The Merck Manual has become the world's most widely used general medical text. It is published in 14 languages. There is the basic Merk Manual, a Merck Manual of Geriatrics, and the Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition. The latter provides medical information in everyday language. The Merck Manuals are available for purchase; and the basic text is available on their web site - free of charge.

6(h) National Cancer Institute - Dictionary of Cancer Terms.