This Fourth Edition provides the most comprehensive nutrition and diet therapy dictionary available for health care professionals. This wide-ranging, authoritative volume of 3000 terms and definitions covers all aspects of nutrition, including assessment, drug nutrient interactions, laboratory interpretations, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, community and public health nutrition programs, and nutrition throughout the life cycle. It contains expanded coverage of important, current topics such as chemical dependency, AIDS, nutrition in preventive health care, nutrition labelling, and organ transplantation. Fifty appendixes of important information and tables round out this concise resource. All practitioners in nutrition and dietetics will find this reference of great value.Lagua, Rosalinda T. is the author of 'Nutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary', published 1996 under ISBN 9780412070617 and ISBN 0412070618.