Being a medico, sometimes I share medicine related stuff here at DiGiPASSION. So here you go, this time it’s a must-have mobile app for all medicos – the Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary for Android phones. Dorland’s needs no introduction in medical fraternity; being one of the best and most widely used medical terminology reference worldwide for over a century now. It contains over 120000 medical definitions explained in a lucid language. Almost every term related to all medical disciplines/specialties (anatomy, physiology, history, microbiology, diseases, syndromes, conditions, treatment protocols, drug etc) have been covered in this dictionary. Besides there are 15 Appendices explaining topics like medical etymology and abbreviations, phobias, prefix and suffix etc. Hundreds of pictures and diagrams are also there to describe the topics in detail.
How to install Dorland’s Medical Dictionary in your Android phone?
Download Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary apk file free from here (it’s a registered version). This dictionary app uses MobiSystem’s MSDict ebook reader to decode and render the pdb files
Install Dorland’s apk file in your Android device
Launch it after installation completes
At launch screen you will be prompted to download the database file – phone must be connected to internet (a fast data connection/WiFi is recommended) to download the dictionary database (pdb) file of about 320MB. This file is needed to use Dorland’s in offline mode (no internet connection required).
Online mode – You can also use Dorland’s Medical Dictionary without downloading the database file – just launch the app (phone must be connected to internet) – cancel the download prompt – browse or search the desired term and the app will fetch it for you from the online dictionary database.