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Nursing Dictionary by Farlex is a medical dictionary app specifically for nurses. Get free, instant access to more than 56,000 medical terms, 4,000 entries on medications, and 9,000 images, all from authoritative sources, including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin, Gale, Elsevier, and more.
Whether you're a nurse, nursing student, or looking to learn more about healthcare and treatment, this free nursing dictionary app can help you find clear, in-depth definitions of medical terminology right on your iPhone or iPad. Search across multiple disciplines in more than a dozen medical dictionary and encyclopedia sources, including entries on:
Drug facts and interactions
Patient monitoring
Tests and procedures
The five-step nursing process
Nursing intervention
Nursing specializations
Medical research topics
+ much more…
* Search 56,000+ medical terms and definitions from multiple authoritative sources you won't find anywhere else—all in one app.
* Get in-depth info on more than 4,000 prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines in the comprehensive drug guide.
* Browse thousands of medical abbreviations and acronyms.
* Save unlimited bookmarks and quickly view the terms you need to access fast.
* Use native voice search to look up a word just by saying it. (With supported devices)
* See search suggestions as you type and always find what you're looking for.
* View your recent searches.
* Perform advanced searches, including "Starts with," "Ends with," "Contains," and "Wildcard."
* Listen to 27,000+ audio pronunciations for both American and British speakers.
* Share definitions via social networks, email, and text. (With supported devices)
User-friendly, comprehensive, and authoritative: Nursing Dictionary by Farlex is the perfect free nursing app for nurses, nursing students, and anyone curious about the medical field. This is NOT a preview or a trial version, and there is no "locked" content. Open the app on your iPhone or iPad and immediately access all content — no subscriptions required!
How do we do it?
TheFreeDictionary.com - Farlex apps have been downloaded tens of millions times across multiple platforms, with top ratings after hundreds of thousands of reviews. We work with the best publishers to bring together trusted content in the most comprehensive, authoritative dictionary apps on the market. Our flagship app is The Free Dictionary (TFD), powered by TheFreeDictionary.com. Find our other apps by searching "Dictionary by Farlex" in the App Store.

What's New in Version 2.1

* Bug fixes








49.2 MB

Game Center


VPP Device Licensing



Rated 17+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information


iOS 12.2 or later


iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)


Customer Ratings

All Versions

1 Rating

Customer Reviews

Very good

Version 1.7
A very good app

Nursing app

Version 1.7
Absolutely brilliant and convenient to verify and learn new nursing terms.


Version 1.6
Great app

Good ref

Pebbles cat 4
Version 1.6
Just like carrying a big medical dictionary

Massive word bank including abbreviations

Version 1.6
This is so helpful and can't believe it's virtually free!! Thanks guys!


Version 1.0
This is a truly essential app to any:
-Self diagnosers
-Medical enthusiasts
-Medical college students
-Or anyone to do with anything medical!
The app offers a prolific amount of knowledge and multitudes of different ways to search - And I am still discovering more things this app has to offer to this day!


Your King Rose
Version 1.0
I love this!!

Just what I needed

Version 1.0
Quick and easy to use whilst on the go

Perfect for stressing students!

Version 1.0
As a student nurse I've found this invaluable for a quick checker whilst on the go.
It's easy to use, accurate and so far I've not been halted with any 'pay-for-this-extra-feature' messages when I'm searching for information. Many other free apps are only partly free, then you have to pay for the complete version. This isn't one of them.
The ads are a little irritating but considering it's free they're not as intrusive as I was expecting.
Over all I'm extremely impressed and very thankful...with this little app I may actually learn fast and qualify!
A big 'Thanks' to the developers - it's a little life-saver of an app! :)


Version 1.0
Love this,, saves a lot of time too!!!

Easy to use

Version 1.0
Found this app really easy to use. Great for pronouncing some more difficult medical terms.