Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations

Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations

7th print edition

Publisher:Elsevier, Inc.


The most trusted medical dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations, this portable and user-friendly resource puts dependable and indispensable information at your fingertips. This latest resource is based on the 7th edition with lots of features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates.

This reference features thousands of terms from across various medical specialties. Its alphabetical arrangement makes for quick reference, and expanded coverage of symbols ensures they are easier to find.

Key Features
  • More than 90,000 entries and definitions
  • Many new and updated entries including terminology in expanding specialties, such as Nursing; Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies; Transcription and Coding; Computer and Technical Fields
  • New section on abbreviations to avoid, including Joint Commission abbreviations that are not to be used
  • Incorporates updates suggested by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
  • Symbols section makes it easier to locate unusual or seldom-used symbols
  • Convenient alphabetical format allows you to find the entry you need more intuitively

Unique Features

Update Policy: Edition-based. New editions are released when the content changes significantly; there is no standard schedule for new editions.
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