What's the best medical dictionary to use during pre-reqs?

  1. Hello,

    I'm in A & P II right now and will be taking Micro next semester. I would like to go ahead and purchase a good medical dictionary - one I can use now and perhaps once I'm in nursing school. Any recommendations?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from sheridan3456
    Hello,

    I'm in A & P II right now and will be taking Micro next semester. I would like to go ahead and purchase a good medical dictionary - one I can use now and perhaps once I'm in nursing school. Any recommendations?
    Mosbey's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions.
    I have the 7th Edition.
    The dictionary was recommended to me by my A&P teacher and I love it.
    It has great pictures, too.
  4. by   donsterRN
    My favorite is Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

    It was required for my program, and I use it a lot.
  5. by   StudentNurseSteph
    I also like Mosby's
  6. by   BeccaznRN
    Another Taber's here!
  7. by   kayel
    I bought a Taber's last year just for fun even though it wasn't a requisite but they recommended Mosby's this year. I must admit to liking it better because it is bigger and easier to see the pics and just has a nicer feel .. well I really haven't used Taber's much but I'm sure it's good too. LOL I think you can't go too far wrong with either of them for what I gather.
  8. by   smk1
    MOSBYS! we were given a choice of mosby or tabers but the bookstore only stocked tabers so everyone bought that one. A book rep came by to talk to us and showed us the Mosbys dictionary and it knocked my socks off. The pictures are wonderful! I am buying one next term with a bit of my student loan money if I have enough left over.
  9. by   marilynmom
    Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary is what I use. I have no experience with Mosby's so I can't compare. I might pick up Mosby's next semester, it doesn't hurt to have a couple I guess.
  10. by   donsterRN
    I, too, am gonna have to pick up a Mosby's to check it out.
  11. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Mosbey's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions. I have the 7th Edition.
    Ditto!! It's been terrific for my first semester....could there by any more NEW terminology to be learned? And will I really EVER know it all?!?!

    :roll
  12. by   Achoo!
    Mosbys

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