Patients and Families

General Medical Reference Resources

Common Health/Disability Acronyms
Provides brief meanings for more than 100 acronyms related to health conditions and syndromes, as well as developmental disabilities.

Dictionary: For Parents of Children with Disabilities
Dictionary of terms and acronyms related to disabilities and special education; maintained by South Dakota University/Center for Disabilities.

Center for Disability Information and Referral
A library of over 8,000 disability-related books, videos, and kits. Part of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University.

The Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary
Spelling and meaning of medical words.

Medical Encyclopedia
MedlinePlus, the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
Searchable, consumer-oriented version of this standard medical text uses everyday language to present information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

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August 25, 2011
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Last Update
August 25, 2011