The dictionary, containing 132,000 terms, is the most up-to-date English-Japanese dictionary of medical science. It has a maximal collection of medically-related terms. The dictionary's wide-ranging collection of entries includes not only technical terms from different fields, but also medically-related general terms, abbreviations, and slang. Each entry has a highly reliable translation, and also includes a concise yet accurate explanation. Because the dictionary includes a Japanese-English cross-reference table, it can also be used as a Japanese-English medical dictionary.

The dictionary contains the latest terms, reflecting the progress of medicine, including entries for multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, norovirus, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, iPS (induced pluripotent stem) cell, prepandemic vaccine, etc.

Chief editor: Nakao Ishida

Contents information

Original books 医学英和辞典 第2版
Publisher Kenkyusha Co., Ltd.
Publication date July 18, 2008
Number of volumes One volume
Book price Base price: ¥12,000 + tax
Release date of JK July 4, 2011
Number of entries 132,000 entries
Number of characters 7,800,000 characters
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