This book is an indispensable aid for those working in the legal and medical professions, whether they are lawyers, judges, general practitioners or students. Set out in a clear and simple format, this unique reference book explains the meanings of the bewildering series of signs and abbreviations used by doctors in practice notes and hospital records. The idea for compiling the book came about as a result of the authors' many experiences of poring over barely decipherable GP notes whilst considering claims in personal injuries, clinical negligence and professional inquiries. The book will be of great assistance as a handy reference in court. This reference book contains more than 1,500 medical abbreviations explained in simple language, including all the major medical and surgical specialities; an index of symbols and their meanings; prefixes and suffixes with their definitions and examples; a specialised section covering Ranges of Motion; and a detailed glossary of common neurological, orthopaedic and other tests. Medical Abbreviations is cleverly illustrated with caricatures, which inject a dose of lightheartedness into what might otherwise be regarded as a pure textbook. 'Remarkable for the consistent clarity of its definitions...'