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Patient and Family Education Resources: Medical Dictionaries

Medical Dictionaries

Dictionaries

Medical Dictionary - MedTerms from MedicineNet.com
Definitions of popular medical terms. It contains easy-to-understand explanations of over 15,000 medical terms with alphabetical listing.
Medical Dictionary - Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
Search medical terms and abbreviations with the most up-to-date and comprehensive medical dictionary from the reference experts at Merriam-Webster.
Medical Dictionary - University Health Network
Understanding Medical Words Tutorial - MedlinePlus
From the National Library of Medicine, this tutorial will teach you about medical words, their parts and how they're put together. 

 

Encyclopedias

MedlinePlus: Medical Encyclopedia
Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries as well as extensive medical photographs and illustrations.
Medical Encyclopedia - University of Maryland Medical Center
This Medical Encyclopedia is divided into 11 main sections: Diseases, Injuries, Nutrition, Poisoning, Surgery, Symptoms, Tests, Special Issues, Discharge Instructions, Self-Care Instructions, and Questions to Ask Your Doctor. There is also a series of presentations.