By Evan Schoenberg

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2009-01-23
  • Current Version: 5.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 5.71 MB
  • Developer: Evan Schoenberg
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 502 Ratings


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. FEATURES • 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!



  • Avoid

    By Jhhif568
    I upgraded to the iPhone 7 and the app presented with a warning about how it will slow down my phone. The developer should feel ashamed for taking money or an app with a known deficit.
  • Update!

    By garebare48
    It needs a reverse reference, a seemingly basic feature. These things go both directions, after all.
  • Worthless

    By marlabee
    With all questions answered, this app never did return results in identifying meds. Very POOR.
  • SPTA

    By james corcoran
    A very helpful tool for students.
  • Int med grad

    By DrChrisba
    Excellent for us international graduates.
  • Frustrated

    By JFordon62
    I thought this would be useful when transcribing, but so far abbreviations I needed are not found in this app and I have to go to Google instead. I was hoping that would eliminate that for me, but this is not the case. I tried one more time and found the abbreviation I needed, but it was incorrect. So instead I'm just going to use Google instead of using your app as a portal.
  • Stuck in Fl

    By Stuck in Florida
    I tried a few before this one. I have since been recommending this app.
  • Most useful app

    By Makarit
    I use this app almost on a daily basis. My lifeline at work & even at home! Keep up the good work!
  • Great app

    By Dr.Alawi
    Almost most of the abbreviations included 👍 i wish to see update activity including even more abbreviations 😉
  • Very useful

    By Gia 32
    Great app!!!!