Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (Thumb Index)

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Product Description

For more than 65 years, Taber's has provided students, nurses, and health professionals with the definitions and information they need to provide superior care for their patients, while remaining portable and easy-to-carry.


56,000 easy-to-understand definitions -- almost 50% more than the competition

700 illustrations; more than 500 in full-color

Cyclopedic format means you get much more than just definitions. You get a comprehensive resource with:

-- Superior illustrations

-- Pronunciations

-- Abbreviations

-- Etymologies (word origins)

-- 100 most frequently prescribed drugs (NEW)

-- Patient Care sections with clinically pertinent information

-- Caution statements in color, to call attention to vital considerations and potential dangers that help you practice safe health care

-- Tables that put important information at your fingertips

-- Disease entries that include symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Customer Reviews:

  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    This is a great reference for the Medical Terminology. It breaks things down so that the average person can really grasp the concept. Plus the illustrations in the book are FANTASTIC! This was not available on my college campus and I ordered this through Amazon and got it quickly to my front door. I highly recommend this book for the Medical Terminology or just for curiosity in the medical field. ...more info
  • What a great book!
    I started my education using Mosby's (which is a decent book), but I needed something more and this is it! It has very extensive and detailed descriptions. It just doesn't tell you the describes everything possible about the word. Well worth your money!...more info
  • Wonderful Book
    Buy this book even if you don't feel like you need a medical dictionary. I have spent hours perusing it, finding fascinating tidbits (OK, I'm a nerd). It's comprehensive but compact enough to sit on the desk within arm's reach. ...more info
  • Great medical reference book
    I used one of these at my job and liked it so well that I bought one for myself when I retired. It will answer pretty much any question you have about ailments, treatments, etc....more info
    it has been alot of help for me in my classes and with homework and now with work also....more info
  • Good customer service
    book was new and in good condition.received it earlier than the estimated arrival/delivery.good job.keep it up...more info
  • Just what I needed
    It was exactly what I needed and I got it extremely fast. It was also in good condition....more info
  • I bought this for my daughter to use with amedical course she is taking . She finds it a great help with her lessons
    Bought for my daughter to use for a medical class she is taking and she said it has been a tremendous help....more info
  • A must for your library
    Invaluable help as a medical transcriptionist..I keep the disk in my laptop bag, and the book on my shelf at home. Fantastic for when internet goes out. (I live in the mtns and have satellite)...more info
  • Great asset
    This has been a great asset to me. I think it was the best investment I could have made. It helps me in my medical terminology class as well as with my family's health issues. Recommend it highly....more info
  • Taber's Medical Dictionary
    Great product for individuals just beginning in the medical profession. Is very thorough and a great resource. ...more info
  • Best Reference!
    I purchased this book and just love it! I have another book by Mosby that I purchased but found it too big to carry with me. This book is sleek and it's well laid out with easy thumb indexes. The pictures and print are clear and crisp and the information is succinct...just what I was looking for. It has help a lot to quickly refresh what I need to understand while in nursing school. Great book!...more info
  • Great Resource
    After years in the field, getting the updated version was quick, easy and inexpensive on Amazon. ...more info
  • Does not run from PC (only with CD): this is nonsense
    Taber's dictionary (CD-ROM) does not run from your PC, you must insert the CD-ROM. In addition, the support email address does not answer your questions.

    Not recommendable....more info
  • Great Savings. . . Thanks!
    From cost, timeliness of delivery and condition, we could not be more pleased. Thank You!...more info
  • great and very informative.
    While this book is very informative, I've looked up some medical words only to find them not listed. Out of say 99 words looked up, I maybe could not find 4. Not bad....more info
  • Would be lost without it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This book is so helpful. I am taking a course in medical billing and without it, I would be lost....more info
  • Very Detailed
    So far my husband and I have found this book to be very helpful, we have only had it a month and are both taking medical terminology. He's taking the class for a biology degree, and I'm taking the class for massage therapy. Every time we have looked up a word, it has been there. If it needs a picture, there is one. It always gives you the root word with prefix and suffix separated and what language the word came from. The thumb index makes it much easier to find pages quickly than the books that don't have them. The definitions are easy to understand and are oftentimes more helpful than the definitions in either of our textbooks....more info
  • Wonderful and nice to have for RN program . . .
    I was told I needed to buy this as a required book for my ADRN program, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. My teachers are testing us out of this book, there are nursing conceptual models listed in the appendix. I have found that it is helpful when I am doing my homework. I will never throw this away until I absolutely have to get a new one. I definitely would recommend it. ...more info
  • Good stuff !!!
    It's certainly one of the best medical dictionaries you can find these days. Fast shipment and delivery. Excellent condition!...more info
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    This book is everything that I needed. Small, lots of information, indexed, and very detailed. It is a wonderful resource for the medical classes that I am taking online. GREAT BOOK.......more info
  • Everybody's gotta have one.....
    This is your average, run of the mill Medical Dictionary. It does what it's supposed to do. It is a medical reference book that we all need when we work in the field (nurse, doctor, etc)....more info
  • great resource for medical students!
    I am taking a medical terminology class and already had an edition 13th book. I upgraded to the 20th edition and it is fabulous and I use it daily in my studies. I highly recommend this book!...more info
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Dictionary
    I am going to nursing school and this is a wonderful addition to my library. I can take the information with me to class and really enjoy all of the images in the book. Strongly recommend it....more info
  • Higher price for nothing
    I ordered and paid for this product, $56.79. Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary & Taber's Electronic Medical Dictionary CD-ROM V 3.0.
    The "&Taber's Electronic Medical Dictionary CD-ROM V 3.0" is an "online" version only for the extra $25.00, I can access this feature for only the next 12 months.
    Product pictured shows an "actual" CD-ROM.
    This is misleading advertising.
    Now I discover there is nothing else I can do except send it back, and I needed it 2 days ago for my daughters class. There is no place that I can find at Amazon to complain about this and perhaps obtain the "so called" CD-ROM.
    Hey, if I'm wrong I'll apologize, but, what would anyone think?...more info
  • Great Reference
    This is a nice little encyclopedia. It came in handy many times during nursing classes when I was not quite sure about all of the different medical terms and diseases. I would recommend it if you are going into a medical field and would like a nice reference to refer to every once in a while....more info
  • Tabor's Medical Dictionary
    A must have for anyone who is in the medical profession or for anyone who wants to know anything about how the body functions, whether healthy or not....more info
  • Recommended by my EMS Class
    This book was recommended by my EMS class as a long life investment if you plan to be in the medical field... particularly if your going to be a nurse. I really love this dictionary over the Webster one because of the visual aides that the Taber's provides. Only down fall is it's not lightweight and the pages are like bible paper. Still, from my experience so far, it's been the best reference book for all that medical jargon. It really has come in handy for my EMT class. :)...more info
  • Taber's Medical Dictionary
    I bought Taber's for School and it's awsome and very helful to me with the Medical Terminology. I'm glad I made this purchase and it's reasonably purchased....more info
  • Nursing Update 2007
    Very informational easy to understand good referral for anyone having to give medicines and not sure of what does or does mix with other meds. Good reference for Dosages, side effects. A book that not just nurses can learn from but very helpful. I have used this book from other years all the time and much better than referring to PDR....more info
  • Must have!
    This is a must have addition to your stack of textbooks for any students pursuing a medical career....more info
  • awesome!
    I was really pleased with my order. I received it within 4 days of purchasing so that was awesome. The quality of my product was amazing and brandnew... overall, im very happy with my purchase....more info
  • Well worth the money spent!
    I am a student of Cental Florida College studying Medical Billing and Coding. This dictionary is a very valuable tool. It has helped in numerous ways. I would highly recommend anyone studying in the Medical field to purchase this book!...more info
  • The product was as promised
    I will say that I am satisfied with the product I ordered. I did pay for the faster shipping, and unfortunatley it didn't ship as fast as the others that I ordered. I would definately order from this person again, but not spend the extra money for rapid shipping....more info
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary 21st Edition
    I am currently a nursing student in my final year. I have seen a number of medical encyclopedias / dictionaries, and in my opinion, Taber's is by far the best I have used. It is loaded with useful illustrations, and never did this cyclopedia not contain the medical term I was looking for information on. Judge for youself, but I don't believe that you will find another medical dictionary / encyclopedia any better than Taber's, and most of them are not nearly as good....more info
  • Medical Books--Margie
    This product is very helpful for me. I can use this book while attending the AIC career institute. ...more info
  • Tabers cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    I could not believe the difference in the New tabers Dictionary, the last one I purchased was when I was in Nurses training. Iam very please with the product and am glad I went into looking for it. I didn't think there was a new edition. Thank You ...more info
  • Great for Medical Terminolgy
    I love this reference book - This is an update of the one I had bought in 1992. I think the information is well presented. I wish the printing were a bit larger so it would be easier to find words quickly. I would have loved a word part breakdown in the back (prefixes, suffixes, combined forms, etc.) for quick reference....more info
  • Tabler's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st Ed (Thumb Index Ver)
    Well organized and easy to read and index. Comes with free year of Skyscape and online Tabler's edition also. On par with Mosby's Dictionary. Comes with CD for those who are challenged by pages in a book....more info
  • Excellent coverage of material
    I was very pleased with the purchase of Tabers Cyclopedic. I never thought that this 8th edition would be so indebt with the information I was looking for.

    It is one of the best medical dictionaries out there. ...more info
  • Excellent Condition
    I am delighted with the condition of this book, excellent condition. It arrived very quickly, probably even earlier than it was suppose to.

    I am just not sure how to give back a rating until I receive one in my email, otherwise it would have been rated earlier.

    Thank you for the product. ...more info
  • Excellent
    I needed this for a class I am taking and it is wonderful. Almost everything I need is in there. I recommend this book to who ever is in some medical training or even if they already are in the medical profession. It is wonderful...more info
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    I haven't received it yet, so can't comment on this edition. I have used other editions and have found them to be invaluable....more info
  • better than I expected
    better than I expected,the book has beautiful colorful pages. I have shown the book of to my colleges and I am very satisfied. Thank you...more info
  • A must for nursing students
    An excellent guide to the language of medicine. Great for nursing students. Good definitions and pronounciation guides. Also nice pictures to assist in understanding....more info
  • Exactly how described, good timing
    The seller provided an accurate description of the item bought. It was also sent in a good amount of time. ...more info
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    It is an excellant book. Full of lots of info. and easy to read...more info


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