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Medical Dictionaries

Overview

Having trouble making sense of medical terminology? This collection of links to online medical dictionaries will help.

Recommended Reading

WebMD
In addition to general descriptions of conditions, WebMD also offers information about symptoms, treatment and more.

MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
This medical dictionary is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This site lets you type in a word you would like a definition for.

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
This medical encyclopedia defines, explains and often illustrates more than 4,000 diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries.

BioMedSearch
BioMedSearch is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations and other publications.

KidsHealth Medical Dictionary
This medical dictionary from KidsHealth (a project of the Nemours Foundation) has kid-friendly definitions and easy-to-understand explanations.

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Poudre River Public Library District
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