Eponyms (for students)

*** NOTE: Due to an error on our side, this apps only contains 30 eponyms after downloading. To fix this just go to the info screen and tap "Update" > "Check for Eponym Updates", this will download all eponyms and install. We will fix this in the next update, sorry for that!

Eponyms brings a short description of more than 1'700 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing's sign, Virchow's node) to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. A perfect tool to quickly look up the meaning of any eponym.

It uses the beautiful eponym database from Andrew J. Yee (http://www.eponyms.net/) who still maintains the database, updates can be installed right from within Eponyms.

*** Features:
• More than 1'700 eponyms, updates can be downloaded right from within the App
• Full text search
• 28 categories as well as the full list
• Customizable "starred" list to keep track of the eponyms you tend to forget or which you know to be favorites of your professor ;)
• List of recently accessed eponyms
• Learn mode

*** Learn Mode:
After enabling learn mode in the preferences (always on on iPad, on iPhone accessible from the category overview screen by tapping the (i) button):
• iPhone: Shake your device sideways in order to display only the name of a random eponym
• iPhone: Shake it up and down to only display the description of an eponym
• iPad: Tap either the "Random Eponym" or "Random Title" button

Learn mode randomly displays eponyms from the category you're currently visiting (or you've last visited). So you can either learn eponyms from a given category, only the ones that you've starred or just all of them. To see the solution, tap the three dots that appear in place of the solution.

*** Non-students:
This is the free student version. Please only download the free version while you (still) are a student.


 Eponyms (for students)
 Eponyms (for students)
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Last modified Thu, 16 Dec, 2010 at 17:39


Great app for eponyms


This is a very good app for looking up eponyms. In medical field there are tons of eponyms which are based on the name of inventors and have no information about what they mean. This is unfortunate that it makes life miserable to remember a random name and associate it to what context it relates to and what it actually means.

This app can be used throughout all blocks of Human Health and Development course, for USMLE and later on during medical practice. Whenever you hear about a new eponym from someone and are not quite sure about what it means, then you can quickly look up in this app. For those who are preparing for board exam, this app can be very useful because it has testing features where you can either see description of a random eponym and guess its name or vice versa.

There is a alphabetical list of all eponyms and also a categorized list for quick access. You can mark eponyms as stars for those who wish to review again and it has a separate list for starred eponyms. There are tags under the description of each eponym which tell the areas of medicine in which it can be associated with. There is a separate category of signs and syndromes, which I think is amazing. The categories are based on specialization such as orthopedics, pediatrics, etc. So you can save time in browsing and searching.

Overall, I think it is a great app that can be used by all medical students and it is free!!