Dictionaries, MeSH, Stanford Biomedical Abbreviation Database, ARGH

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ARGH

ARGH: Biomedical Acronym Resolver

This database was constructed in a purely automated manner, using a set of heuristics to identify acronyms/abbreviations and their definitions within MEDLINE records. Currently, it is the world's largest and most comprehensive catalog of biomedical acronyms and abbreviations, containing approximately 257,000 out of an estimated 277,000 unique acronyms within MEDLINE.

Stanford Biomedical Abbreviation Database

What you can do: Search for longer forms of abbreviations in MEDLINE or the context in MEDLINE for biomedical abbreviations.

Highlights: We have scanned 11,447,996 PubMed citations for abbreviations and put them in a database.
The database currently has 2,074,367 abbreviations.

Keywords:
abbreviations
acronyms
medical abbreviations
abbreviation dictionary
online dictionary
literature study tools
terminology tools
nomenclature tools
Literature & Tutorials:
PubMed Link: Stanford Biomedical Abbreviation Server

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MeSh

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.

Biomedical term mapping databases

Wren, J. D., J. T. Chang, J. Pustejovsky, E. Adar, H. R. Garner, and R. B. Altman, "Biomedical term mapping databases", Nucleic acids research, vol. 33, no. suppl 1: Oxford Univ Press, pp. D289–D293, 2005.
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