Medical nomenclature is continually evolving and changing. Its objective is to achieve full scientific interaction among all those who share this discipline. In the course of their work, professional nurses are required to comprehend and interpret medical terminology. This dictionary presents a correlation of medical and nursing terms as reflected in medical practice and nursing arts. Also included, is a survey of little-used and/or newer terminology which more articulately documents clinical findings. Readers of this dictionary will be encouraged to embrace medical terminology as a career-long discipline with a purpose.