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List of English Medical Terms

Overview

This is a simple list of English medical terms formatted as a UTF8-encoded text file. It is based on two prominent medical dictionary projects:

The two sources have been merged, deduplicated, corrected and formatted as a text file that should be compatible with Android dictionary managers, LibreOffice, and Word.

Details

Terms:              98119
Contents:           drug names (up-to-date with FDA-approvals as of 2014-04-02, trade and generic names),
                    anatomical terms, dermatological terms, internal medicine terms, surgical terms,
                    DSM-IV terms, ICD-9 terms, and many more
Author:             (c) 2014-2017 Aristotelis P. (https://github.com/Glutanimate)
Original Authors:   (c) 2007-2014 R. Robinson <info@e-medtools.com>, 
                    (c) 2009-2014 Rajasekharan N. <https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Rajasekharan-N/>
Original Sources:   - OpenMedSpel by R. Robinson of e-MedTools (Version 2.0.0, released 2014-01-21)
                      <http://www.e-medtools.com/openmedspel.html>
                    - MTH-Med-Spel-Chek by Rajasekharan N. of MT-Herald (released 2014-04-02)
                      <http://mtherald.com/free-medical-spell-checker-for-microsoft-word-custom-dictionary/>
License:            GNU GPL v3 (see LICENSEs for more information)

Usage

Android

Copy wordlist.txt to the root directory of your Android phone. Then install the excellent User Dictionary Manager by Adrian Vintu and use it to import the terms to your user dictionary. More information may be found here. Note: Because of the size of the wordlist importing might take a (very long) while.

LibreOffice

Easier method

If you are on Linux check out hunspell-en-med-glut for a ready-made Hunspell dictionary that can be installed system-wide.

Manual installation

Follow the instructions provided in this Q&A to create a new custom dictionary. Make sure to name it in a recongizable fashion (e.g. medicalterms-en) and activate it in the menu.

Find out where your LO user profile is located. Then proceed to navigate to <LO user profile directory>\3\user\wordbook and find your dictionary (e.g. medicalterms-en.dic). Open it in a text editor of your choice (e.g. Gedit on Ubuntu; Notepad++ on Windows, NOT Notepad!). Copy and paste the full contents of wordlist.txt below the dashed line (---). Save the file while making sure it remains UTF-8 encoded and restart LibreOffice.

Word

Rename wordlist.txt to medicalterms-en.dic and follow the instructions provided here.

Warranty

This software comes with no warranty of any kind. Some misspelled words might be included. Please make sure to submit a bug report if you find any mistakes.

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