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 MEDICAL DICTIONARIES AND GLOSSARIES

Consumer and medical terminology
All sorts of medical dictionaries, glossaries and encyclopedias with healthcare terms, and surgical and alternative medicine terminology:


The U.S. National Library of Medicine's site provides the adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia which includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries, plus an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

Another medical encyclopedia is brought to you by Lycos and WebMd from A to Z.

MedicineNet's award-winning site provides MedTerms.com with its medical terms dictionary, offering over 10,000 terms and growing

Familydoctor.org also offers a health dictionary of over 1,300 common medical terms.

GeoParent's health and wellness dictionary includes anatomical terms, bodily functions, common diseases, conditions and other health term definitions.

Here's a pleasant surprise:  neurosurgical terms in plain English.

This site for the medical transcription industry offers a glossary of surgical and medical terms that is updated weekly. Just hit the "glossary" button.   They also feature a list of medical equipment and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

HON's food intolerance page also includes an allergy glossary.

CancerWeb
also offers an online medical dictionary.

From the National Institutes of Health here's a comprehensive glossary of cancer-related terms.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center provides a glossary of terms.

For historical information only, here's a dictionary of poisons & antidotes.  For a poisoning emergency, there's a national hotline, 1-800-222-1222. When you call this number you will be automatically linked to the nearest poison center.  Keep this number in a handy place.

WholeHealthMd
offers a wealth of information in its reference library, including a glossary of natural healing therapies AND a glossary of supplements.  There's lots more here so look around.

InteliHealth offers exhaustive resources on complementary and alternative medicine, fitness, workplace health, babies' health, caregiving, symptoms and conditions, plus a medical dictionary. 

It may not be as much fun as a tooth fairy, but you can find a dictionary of dental terms here! 

The information provided on this site is designed to inform you and support, not replace, your relationship with your doctor.

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