Medical Abbreviations & Acronyms

Medical Transcriptionists need to be familiar with hundreds of abbreviations of medical terms. Doctors use abbreviations to keep their dictations succinct and brief, and expect the transcriptionist to insert the proper expansion. Even if your client does not want the abbreviation expanded in the report, it is the transcriptionist's responsibility to make sure that the abbreviation is used in the proper context, and that the appropriate spelling of the acronym or abbreviation is used.

Medical Abbreviations

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Wikipedia abbreviations

Long list of abbreviations and acronyms listed alphabetically. Most expanded phrases and terms are clickable links to further research your topic.

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List of common abbreviations used in medical dictations.

Professional Medical Transcription Supplies
As a transcriptionist working remotely from home, it will be your responsibility to purchase and maintain your own equipment and software necessary to do the job. Here is a list of medical transcription supplies that every professional medical transcriptionist needs.
Medical Transcription Word Differentiation
Medical language is full of confusing terms, abbreviations and variations. Medical transcriptionists are medical language specialists, who must determine proper usage of medical terms, abbreviations, and phrases within medical reports. Word differentiation is an important skill for any medical transcriptionist. Here is a list of common medical word sound-alikes.