Medical Abbreviations


5.0for iPhone, iPad and more
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Evan Schoenberg
6.1 MB
Oct 3, 2017
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About MedAbbreviations

MedAbbreviations provides instant access to over *fourteen thousand* abbreviations. If you are a medical professional, or if you ever read what a healthcare professional writes, you need to be able to understand those cryptic shorthand scrawls. MedAbbreviations is your solution.

Over 14,000 medical abbreviations: scrollable, searchable, and bookmarkable. Why pay more or get less?

A tool like this is only as good as its consistency. MedAbbreviations is the right tool for the job; competing applications, with significantly smaller databases, have 1/10th the chance of providing you with the explanation you seek every time.

Search by abbreviation via the instant search bar, or scroll with the alphabetical index on the right side. Find what you need, the way you want to find it.

You can add abbreviations to your Favorites list by just double-tapping an entry; a star then appears by its name. Your Favorites list is yours to control, ordered how you want.

Tapping an abbreviation shows a details screen, with the term and its meaning in large print. MedAbbreviations automatically determines whether a Wikipedia article is available for the meaning. Just tap "View in Wikipedia" or "Search in Google" to do so directly from MedAbbreviations.


• 14,079 abbreviations, including medical terms, common shorthand, and professional associations and organizations
• Definitions shown directly in the main list
• View explanations in Wikipedia, with automatic article verification and iPhone-friendly formatting
• Fast search, always available and live updating
• Fast scanning via the alphabetical index
• Favorites list

The abbreviations and definitions will be expanded via free updates. Please email with any requests, reports, or comments, including any other abbreviations you would like to see included!
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What's New in the Latest Version 5.0

Last updated on Oct 3, 2017
Old Versions
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Updated for iOS 11+
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Version History
Oct 3, 2017
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Updated for iOS 11+
Dec 13, 2012
* Requires iOS 5 or later *

• Updated for iPhone 5
• Aesthetic improvements to the abbreviation details screen
Aug 1, 2012
Updated for iPad 3 Retina Display
Feb 28, 2012
• Added over 300 new medical abbreviations
• Improved mobile Wikipedia lookup
Aug 8, 2010
• Fixed a bug which could lead to the search bar disappearing in iOS 4.0.1
Jul 12, 2010
• Search performance enhancements
• Fixed search on iOS 3.0 and 3.1
Jul 6, 2010
• When searching, exact abbreviation matches are now shown first
• Sorting of abbreviations after a search is no longer case sensitive
• iOS 4.0 Compatible
• Updated for iPhone 4 Retina display
May 12, 2010
Now a Universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Mar 1, 2010
• Further improved search responsiveness
• New icon
Feb 5, 2010
Added new abbreviations
Aug 30, 2009
• MedMnemonics can now search both abbreviations and meanings
• Wikipedia pages are now optimized for display on the iPhone / iPod Touch through Wikipedia Mobile
• Interface overhaul, with professional text colors and tweaks throughout
• General speed improvements
• Certified iPhone 3.0 compatible
Feb 13, 2009
• Added 509 new abbreviations, for 13,716 abbreviations total
• Fixed capitalization
Feb 1, 2009
Jan 23, 2009

MedAbbreviations FAQ

Click here to learn how to download MedAbbreviations in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of MedAbbreviations.
Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
MedAbbreviations supports English

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