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MedAbbreviations app review: the ideal source of abbreviations in medical fraternity



It is impossible to know all medical abbreviations there are in the world. To be a professional, you need to be able to remember all abbreviations that you come across as you work in the hospital or clinic. Evan Schoenberg has developed a great iOS app, MedAbbreviations, to solve this problem. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices.

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Get Accurate Medical Abbreviations

MedAbbreviations is a unique app that runs on a database containing over 14,000 different abbreviations that are commonly used in the medical field. The app was actually developed in conjunction with professional doctors hence rest assured that the information you will get is accurate and relevant to your field.

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The developers have incorporated a dynamic search bar that you can use to access specific abbreviations faster. There is also a scrollable list on the right side that arranges the abbreviations in alphabetical order. For instance, all abbreviations that start with letter “A” are listed at the top. You just have to click on the category to access the comprehensive list. Once you tab a particular abbreviation, the app will display the full meaning in seconds. More importantly, you can view Wikipedia article used to generate the meaning by clicking the “view in Wikipedia” or better yet, “search in Google.” This will give you an in-depth understanding of the abbreviations.

You can go a step further to add some of the abbreviations that you use more often to your Favorites list by just double clicking them. You will have full access to this list from anywhere in the world. You can also edit or delete some of the abbreviations if you wish. 

Best Features of MedAbbreviations App

Apart from the wide variety of abbreviations that it offers, it is programmed to show the meanings in the main list. It is also possible to check if the meaning provided is accurate by just using the automatic article verification tab. Note that the article is displayed in a very iPhone friendly formatting to ensure that the content is readable.

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To save time, you can scan or look for a particular abbreviation by using the alphabetical index. It is also possible to include some of the abbreviations that you often use in your favorite list.

The developers have also gone a step further to include abbreviations used to describe various professional organizations and associations that you can join. Usually, the database is updated on a regular basis to ensure that it is up-to-date with the ever-changing technology and terminologies. 



Pros & Cons


  • Fast scanning by using the scrollable alphabetical index
  • Precise explanations of each abbreviation
  • Does not need to be connected to internet unless you want to check the meaning on Wikipedia or Google
  • Thousands of different abbreviations
  • Ability to add some of them to your customized favorites list


  • Not all abbreviations are included by the developer offer regular updates

Final Thoughts

MedAbbreviations is a smart app that will help expand your knowledge base. It is more convenient to use than searching for the same information online. 


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