Biomedical Abbreviations

This website offers a comprehensive overview of around 50,000 biomedical abbreviations and acronyms. It supplements an English-Dutch/Dutch-English dictionary on medicine and the biomedical sciences, compiled by Dr. P.L.M. Kerkhof.

This website is a work in progress: external links and categories will be added to existing abbreviations. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us

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