New Medical Terms includes over 4,500 terms and derives from the work done on the Dictionary of Modern Medicine (DMM). It is an entirely new medical reference compiled and written by a physician for other physicians, medical students, and advanced health professionals. The DMM is remarkable because it is:
Bigger The DMM defines substantially more terms than the closest competitor: The Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary has nearly 124,000 terms; as of today, the DMM has 190,615 entries
Broader The DMM includes terminology from fields that are not included in traditional medical dictionaries. As examples, the DMM has material from Ethics, Evidence-based practice, Forensics, Informatics, Managed care, and Social care, to mention a handful of the nearly 100 areas of medical interest that have been tapped for source material
Authoritative The DMM is compiled/written by one person. Recognizing that a one-man show of any sort raises the question of credibility, many the definitions/entries have references to the original source material. I haven’t counted lately, but the DMM has somewhere between 35,000 and 45,000 references…compared to the relative handful found in the Dorland’s and other medical dictionaries.
Faster The DMM is a working database In contrast to text-based (e.g., Kindle) medical dictionaries, where searches take a minute or more and may not find the information, searches in the DMM are Google-like, take milliseconds and find targeted keyword-based information.
Timely The database format of the DMM adds a level of timeliness which is impossible with paper products and their cousins, text-based eBooks. Inefficiencies occur at all steps along the way of book production, including preproduction, printing, warehousing and shipping. None of this occurs when the work is a Â database, the freshest version of which requires only that one hits â€œsendâ€ for the recipients to use the latest version
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All of the above described 5,000-ish pages on this website fall into one of these 7 groups. They’re for your browsing pleasure; feel free to link, like and share.
This website is the front end of the modernmedicaldictionary.com database, which now has 189,624 entries in varying stages of completion. The first product, an iOS/Android app, being spun off the database will be Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms—MA&As, which has over 18,000 entries, making it the largest such physician-curated collection of MA&As. You’ll shortly be able to search it in situ on this site, or depending on user interest, download it onto your smart device.