Medical Dictionary

This page allows to quickly translate medical term into plain English.

To use, click on the drop down menu to browse the list of high-level medical terms. Once a word or phrase is selected, the plain language translation will appear in the box.

The Plain Language Medical Dictionary widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library as part of the Michigan Health Literacy Awareness project.

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  • on Lexapro---------------------CONTRAINDICATIONS--------------------• Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors: Do not use with an MAOI or within 14 days of stopping an MAOI. Allow 14 days after stopping Lexapro before starting an MAOI (4.1, 5.10). • Pimozide: Do not use concomitantly (4.2, 7.10). • Known hypersensitivity to escitalopram or citalopram or any of the inactive
  • on Tecta19/02/2012 I have been on tecta 40 mg for 10 mnths since on this medication i have expereinced,headachs,chest pains,fatige,very tired,musle spazems,feeling of being un well,forget fullness,blured vision,blood pressure,i actully feel worse,sore throst,rash,so today i stopped taking this medication tellyou how i feel in a week.N.May
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  • on Levaquin3 days after discontinuing Levaquin, I began to experience zapping pain with certain movements, in the upper arm deep between bicep and tricep. It is excruciating when it hits but there is little to no pain in between those certain movements that cause it. It has been 11 days and
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  • on AveenoAfter appying Aveeno Anti Itch lotion, all areas where it was applied broke out in welts or small patches that are buurning and itchy. My hands, knees, elbows, legs, feet and backside are all hot and terribly itchy. Went to a doctor right away and he prescribed Hydrocortisone. I am
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