Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

Every field has its own specific terminology, but perhaps no field's vocabulary is so complex or so large as that of the medical profession.

Medical students, nurses, even experienced physicians need a handy way to access exact definitions for the terms used to do their job. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary has been fulfilling that need for medical professionals for decades.

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The Convenient Version of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

Over 65 years ago, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary began making it easier for medical professionals to stay-to-date on the terminology they need to do their job effectively and to treat patients successfully. The newest edition includes 56,000 definitions while Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary's closest competition contains approximately half that number.

However, it's not just the sheer scope of material included in the dictionary that make it stand out. Below are some additional features which have made it one of the most useful reference resources for medical professionals:

  • 2,400 definitions new in this edition, including:
    • Cephalostat
    • Andropause
    • Film speed
    • Pulmonary interstitial emphysema
    • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • 6,000 definition revised from past editions
  • 700 illustrations and full color images
  • 100 more Patient Care sections
  • 350 terms with added caution statements
  • Almost 30,000 pronunciations for new and current terms
  • Natural word order for multi-word entries, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Plus, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary can be integrated with other PDA software packages so it can become even more comprehensive and useful for busy medical professionals, especially since it's available for BlackBerry, iPhone/iPod Touch, Palm, Palm Pre Classic,Symbian, Pocket PC, Smartphone & Tablet PC. Learn about other PDA software: USMLE Step 2 Secrets or The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.