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Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine Vol 2 Facts on File 2007

Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine Vol 2 Facts on File 2007

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THE FACTS ON FILE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF

HEALTH AND MEDICINE
IN FOUR VOLUMES:

VOLUME 2

An Amaranth Book

iv The Eyes

To your health! The information presented in The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine is provided for research purposes only and is not intended to replace consultation with or diagnosis and treatment by medical doctors or other qualified experts. Readers who may be experiencing a condition or disease described herein should seek medical attention and not r
The Eyes iii

THE FACTS ON FILE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF

HEALTH AND MEDICINE
IN FOUR VOLUMES:

VOLUME 2

An Amaranth Book

iv The Eyes

To your health! The information presented in The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine is provided for research purposes only and is not intended to replace consultation with or diagnosis and treatment by medical doctors or other qualified experts. Readers who may be experiencing a condition or disease described herein should seek medical attention and not r

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IN FOUR VOLUMES:
HEALTH AND MEDICINE
THE FACTS ON FILE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
VOLUME 2
An Amaranth Book
The Eyes iii
To your health!

The information presented in The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine is provided for research
purposes only and is not intended to replace consultation with or diagnosis and treatment by medical doctors
or other qualified experts. Readers who may be experiencing a condition or disease described herein
should seek medical attention and not rely on the information found here as medical advice.

The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine in Four Volumes: Volume 2
Copyright © 2007 by Amaranth Illuminare

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means,
electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval
systems, without permission in writing from the publisher. For information contact:

Facts On File, Inc.
An imprint of Infobase Publishing
132 West 31st Street
New York NY 10001

Produced by
Amaranth Illuminare
PO Box 573
Port Townsend WA 98368

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

The Facts on File encyclopedia of health and medicine / Amaranth Illuminare and Deborah S. Romaine.
p. ; cm.
“An Amaranth book.”
Includes index.
ISBN 0-8160-6063-0 (hc : alk. paper)

1. Medicine—Encyclopedias. 2. Health—Encyclopedias.
[DNLM: 1. Medicine—Encyclopedias—English. 2. Physiological

Processes—Encyclopedias—English. WB 13 R842f 2006] I. Title:
Encyclopedia of health and medicine. II. Romaine, Deborah S., 1956- III.
Facts on File, Inc. IV. Title.
R125.R68 2006
610.3—dc22
2005027679

Facts On File books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulk quantities for businesses,
associations, institutions, or sales promotions. Please call our Special Sales Department in New York
at (212) 967-8800 or (800) 322-8755.

You can find Facts On File on the World Wide Web at http://www.factsonfile.com
Text design and typesetting by Rhea Braunstein, RB Design

Cover design by Dorothy Preston
Printed in the United States of America
VB RB 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
This book is printed on acid-free paper.

iv The Eyes
CONTENTS
VOLUME 2
Foreword by Maureen Pelletier, M.D., C.C.N., F.A.C.O.G.vii
How to Use The Facts On File Encyclopedia
of Health and Medicine
ix
Preface to Volume 2
xiii
The Cardiovascular System
1
The Blood and Lymph
118
The Pulmonary System
175
The Immune System and Allergies
235
Infectious Diseases
303
Cancer
364
Medical Advisory Review Panel
399
Index
403
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