There has always been a need for a Spanish-English glossary that includes the most important and frequently used chemical and pharmaceutical terms. Finding just the right word or phrase to express the equivalent English meaning sometimes presents quite a challenge, especially without the appropriate reference tool. This glossary provides a precise Spanish translation for such scientific English terms and will serve as a valuable tool for translators, scientists, and everyone with an interest in this field.
Dr Hilda M. Zayas was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Havana and worked as a registered pharmacist until she and her family immigrated to the United States in 1961. She worked as a research scientist at a major New Jersey based pharmaceutical manufacturer, and then for the International Regulatory Affairs department, where she specialised in product registrations in Europe and Latin America. It was during this period that she utilised her scientific knowledge and her command of the Spanish language to translate thousands of scientific documents. She has since retired from an active role in the pharmaceutical industry and currently serves as a freelance scientific and chemical translator.