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Medical Abbreviations

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** Thanks to our awesome users, Medical Abbreviations now contains more than 14,000 abbreviation definitions!! **

Save time when confronted with abbreviations in your practice. Medical Abbreviations provides simple, fast and convenient access to more than 14000 medical abbreviations at your fingertips. Easily search the abbreviations and definitions and see the search results as you type. Browse the abbreviations by sliding your finger along the convenient index. Lookup the meanings of abbreviations in Wikipedia and Google.

Features in version 1.3
- Improved searching; an exact abbreviation match is shown first
- 14045 meanings for 8118 abbreviations
- Quickly lookup definitions in Wikipedia (full or mobile) or search Google
- Save abbreviations to favorites list for easy retrieval
- Search results update as you type
- Search for both abbreviations and definitions at the same time
- Easy browsing with the index
- Abbreviations are sorted and grouped by first letter

New abbreviations will be added to the application with future updates. The Medical Abbreviations application uses a community-supported database of abbreviations. To suggest abbreviations to the database or provide feature requests, please email us at

What's New in Version 1.3

New features in v1.3:
14045 meanings for 8118 abbreviations
Uses Wikipedia's beautiful new mobile version as a search option

New features in v1.2:
13612 meanings for 8043 abbreviations
Improved search performance (both abbreviation and meanings searched simultaneously)

New features in v1.1:
If you would like to refer to an abbreviation easily in the future, tap on the star at the top of the screen and the abbreviation will be added to your favorites list. To see your favorites, just tap the Favorites button at the top of the list of abbreviations.

Wikipedia search:
Abbreviations commonly have multiple associated terms. When you view the details of an abbreviation, each term is shown separately. Tapping a term will search in Wikipedia for and display the matching result or a list of possible results. The mobile version of Wikipedia is used to minimize downloading times and optimize viewing on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

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Customer Reviews

Internet connectivity

I have been using this app for over an year now and have been waiting for an update that will allow me to look up definitions using 3G and not having to connect via WiFi. Anyone who has legit AT&T service will be able to connect to the internet via 3G, why is this not enough connectivity to access wikipedia or google? I think this is a major fault for this application, especially given that it is a paid app. I also agree with the previous review stating that we should be able to add our own abbreviations. I understand that medicine is gearing away from abbreviations and that every institution has its own preferences but when it comes to iPhones, convenience is the name of the game.

Minim listing of Med Abbreviations

This is a relatively good listing of abbreviations specific to medicine. However, there tend to be more omissions than you would expect for a paid app. The database is severly lacking depending on the specialty such as Ob/Gyn. My biggest gripe is that you can't add your own abbreviations. This seems pretty intuitive for a paid app given some people make up their own abbreviations. This has to be in the next update, don't buy this app until that feature is added or else you'll be regreting the purchase.

Most common definition first

Two things. I did search for a very common abbreviation. om, which in most cases is otitis media. It came up but I didn't know that. It was the last definition. Suggestion: Put the most common abbreviation first in your list. Also with your search, don't differentiate between small and caps. It can be a minor nuisance to remember to put the caps on. Otherwise, this app is better than some I've seen and your price is extremely reasonable. Most abbreviation books cost $14 and up.

Medical Abbreviations
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Medical
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 0.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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