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Medical Dictionaries for MS Word

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Mary the Med Student, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. Mary the Med Student

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    I have spent a lot of time tonight searching for some sort of spell-check dictionary plug in for MS Word. Anyone ever found one?

    -Mary
     
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  3. PTjay

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    i had to buy a medical dictionary over the summer and although i don't remember what it is called it is soft cover (kind of plastic), dark green, with gold lettering. inside the back cover there is a disk that allows you to install the dictionary into word. it won't spell correct but when a word is marked as incorrect you can click a button and check it in the dictionary.

    works well enough, if i find the name of the dictionary which is a good resource in and of itself i'll post back.
     
  4. cheech10

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    I haven't tried it yet, but I think you can find one at

    <a href="http://www.ptcentral.com/university/medterms_zip.html" target="_blank">http://www.ptcentral.com/university/medterms_zip.html</a>

    It's shareware and should work for any version of Word. Let me know how it works if you use it.
     
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  6. Mary the Med Student

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    Rock on cheech10 - the spellcheck dictionary works like a charm. No more struggling through papers with my spellchecker stumbling over every freaking sentance.

    -Mary
     
  7. b-real

    b-real What, me worry?
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    PTjay may be thinking of the 19th edition of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
     
  8. cchoukal

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    AT my old job we used a product called Spellex, which has dictionaries for all sorts of specialty areas (e.g., law, engineering, etc.). The medicine was pretty comprehensive. Don't recall the cost... try <a href="http://www.spellex.com" target="_blank">www.spellex.com</a>
     
  9. Kluver Bucy

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    Thanks, Cheech. That spelling list contained 9883 words.
    That's only a fraction of the 370,000 that Spellex has, but it seems to have some of the most common ones and, best of all, it's free.
     
  10. cheech10

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    Glad to help. I installed it, and it's really helped. Now if I found one with the standard english spellings (tumour, etc.) I'd be *very* happy.
     

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