The starting point for this website was the book authored by Dr. Neil M Davis titled. Medical Abbreviations: 55,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communication and Safety, 16th ed., published, October 2019. Over 30 new entries are added each week so that as of October 2019, medabbrev.com has been updated with 23,395 new entries since the book was last published. As of July 2020, medabbrev. com listed over 57,100 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 61,063 entries, having added 5,869 new entries.
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