November 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 19)
Strong Points: Enormous database of words and definitions, easy to search
Weak Points: Definitions include only text, no diagrams or images
MedWords is a straightforward app that delivers exactly what it promises—a searchable medical dictionary, perfect for students and medical professionals alike. The app contains definitions for thousands of words across a wide range of medical topics, from diseases and disorders to chemicals and proteins. A straightforward definition is provided for each word, and users can see synonyms or hear the word pronounced. There is also a database of common prefixes and suffixes and their meanings, and users can save important words to their favorites for easy reference later on. The app also includes a search feature so that users who know exactly what they are looking for can jump directly to the entry. Although the app is fairly basic and only provides text definitions, it is a handy reference for medical students and professionals who need a refresher on important medical terms.