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A Guide for Readers xxxix Understanding Medical Terms xli Section 1. Fundamentals 1 Section 2. Drugs 75 Section 3. Digestive Disorders 109 Section 4. Liver and Gallbladder Disorders 209 Section 5. Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders 249 Section 6. Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders 315 Section 7. Lung and Airway Disorders 443 Section 8. Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders 533 Section 9. Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders 621 Section 10. Mental Health Disorders 845 Section 11. Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism 901 Section 12. Hormonal Disorders 979 Section 13. Blood Disorders 1021 Section 14. Cancer 1075 Section 15. Immune Disorders 1095 Section 16. Infections 1137 Section 17. Skin Disorders 1275 Section 18. Mouth and Dental Disorders 1343 Section 19. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders 1375 Section 20. Eye Disorders 1411 Section 21. Men's Health Issues 1465 Section 22. Women's Health Issues 1489 Section 23. Children's Health Issues 1673 Section 24. Older People's Health Issues 1883 Section 25. Injuries and Poisoning 1939 Section 26. Special Subjects 2023 Appendixes 2113 Index 2165