The second edition of this immensely popular reference appears at a critical time for the discipline of anesthesiology. With the extensive scientific, technological, and administrative changes in the specialty, new terminology has been borrowed from other fields or simply created to meet new demands. This is a reliable, up-to-date and comprehensive glossary geared to help readers understand the ongoing changes in the field. It presents a systematic and practical approach to terminology that will establish a common semantic foundation for state-of-the-art, current and newly-developing concepts. The glossary offers these special features: - alphabetically arranged entries, - concise definitions of more than 2,500 anesthesiology-related terms, - cross-referencing for quick and easy access to related information, - extensive illustrations (distinctive photographs as well as line drawings) and - clear tables and charts.