Tip on medical terms in plain language

Aixial Sverige

How do you explain medical terms in plain-language? I sometimes wish I had an app for that.

When I worked at Novo Nordisk, I contributed to preparing a plain-language dictionary for medical terms. We were a team of talented specialists from different departments working together, and we could have lengthy discussions before agreeing on the final wording - to clearly and concisely explain a medical term in plain-language, while keeping the scientific acuity.

Now, I use the EMA medical terms simplifier.

The simplifier include plain-language descriptions of medical terms related to medicines use. It includes terms commonly used in information about medicines.