The starting point for this website was the book authored by Dr. Neil M Davis titled. Medical Abbreviations: 32,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communication and Safety, 15th ed., published, January 2011. Over 50 new entries are added each week so that as of November 2018, medabbrev.com has been updated with 23,395 new entries since the book was published. As of November 2018, medabbrev. com listed over 54,815 possible meanings of acronyms, symbols, abbreviations, and slang terms. This constantly growing list is being compiled to assist individuals in understanding and transcribing medical, nursing, pharmaceutical, and other health-related communications and documents.
(The continuation of this Introduction is available on the subscriber version where it presents information about the origin of abbreviations, the danger associated with their use, and an explanation of how the abbreviations are listed.)
The starting point for medabbrev.com is the book Medical Abbreviations: 55,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communication and Safety, authored by Neil M. Davis, 16th Edition,(2020) ISBN 978-0-931431-00-5, (722 pages).
medabbrev.com now contains 55,230 entries, having added 417 new entries.
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