Best Medical Dictionary

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  1. ChaCha

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    I am sure this has come up more times than the sun, but could someone recommend a good medical dictionary?

    Thanks
     
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    Personally I like Taber's but only because I have been reading it for about as long as I could read. I think I started with the 11th Ed. Up to something like the 17th or 19th now. I think this one gives a bit more information rather than a strict definition, which can help with retention.

    The other big ones would be Dorland's and Stedman's. I really don't think you could go wrong with any of the three. But if you want it to be useful you have to use it. Read it on a regular basis. Look up everything you don't understand. Re-read it from time to time. Add your own notes in the margins. These books can be incredibly useful.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. Chris_P

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    I'll add my votes for:

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0721682812/dissectionroo-20" target="_blank">Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary</a>

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    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/068340007X/dissectionroo-20" target="_blank">Stedman's Medical Dictionary</a>

    Chris
     
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    stedman's is my choice
     
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    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0781730120/qid=1023526015/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-6513847-6240908" target="_blank">Stedman's Concise</a>
     
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    stedman's electronic, it made studying so much easier to be able to just type a word in very quickly if you didn't know what it meant.
     
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    Where can you find stedmans electronic?
     
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    Stedman's Concise comes with a CD ROM which allows you to type the words into your computer. This is much quicker than doing it by hand. No matter which dictionary you buy this is a must have feature.
     
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    Stedman's electronic is great. Not only can you access it quickly on the computer and do searches, but ours had an add-in dictionary for Word so when you are typing in sternocleidomastoid in an outline or something, you don't get Word telling you that it is misspelled.
     
  10. florisio

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    I have both Taber's and Stedman's concise dictionary. Taber's is far superior than this version of Stedman's, but I can't speak for Stedman's complete dictionary.

    Good luck
     

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