Consider this scenario. You’re searching online for symptoms or first aid treatment for a particular disease. Unfortunately, you can’t fully understand what you’re reading because of those complex medical jargons. So what are you going to do? The easiest would be to search Google or Wikipedia for simpler medical definitions. Want to know what “cephalgia” means? How about “pruritus” and “sepsis”? These terms may seem complex and confusing but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be translated into layman’s terms.
Speaking of which, this post will teach you how to get simple definitions from medical jargons in Chrome.
How to get simple definitions from medical terms in Chrome
- In Chrome, go to the Web Store then download  and install a free browser extension called “ExtensionMedical Translator by Iodine”.
- After installing the extension, it will automatically add its shortcut icon next to your browser’s address bar.
- So what do you need to do next? Just open a new tab and then load any medical or health care page such as WebMD or Mayoclinic.
- As you can notice on the page, the medical terms will be automatically underlined or highlighted. You don’t really need to do anything except to hover over the highlighted medical terms. The extension will then show you what each term means in a language that is understandable to average users.
- Other than that, you can also notice the extension’s notification bar at the top of the page that you’re currently viewing. Just refer to the options listed in the notification bar to share the translated page. You can also opt to turn off the automatic medical translation for a certain page or site – a feature that is akin to Google Translate.
So there you have it. With ExtensionMedical Translator by Iodine, you can gain a better understanding of the medical jargons that you often encounter. Just keep in mind that it’s still not sufficient enough to provide you with the information required to come up with your own medical diagnosis.
If you are experiencing symptoms that are quite alarming, it would still be best for you to consult a professional health care provider.