Chrome Extension to Translate Medical Terms on Webpages

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How many times has it happened that when you come across a medical jargon you scramble around different websites to find the meaning for it. Even when you are researching about some medical condition, you end up seeing more complicated medical terms within the article. So what is the solution to this problem. The solution is Iodine’s medical translator extension for Chrome browser.

This medical translator is a Chrome extension which converts medical jargons to simple English.

medical translator highlighter window

The extension can be installed easily like any other. Just click the link given at the end of this article to install this extension. Once installed, you will see an icon of this extension in your address bar. Now when you open a website which contains medical jargons, they will be highlighted with a blue underline. When you hover over these underlined words, a pop up will show up to explain that medical term in simple words. Like shown in the screenshot below.

medical translator pop up

Each page which has medical terms in it, will also have a notification bar appear at the top of the page. This notification bar just informs you that the page contains medical terms and the terms are highlighted with blue underlines. It also shows you two buttons, one is for sharing this pages url with a friend by copying the url and emailing it. The second button has a options drop down menu.

medical translator options

This menu has option to send feedback about the extension, read more about it, uninstall the extension, or it even has an option to add a website to the never translate list. This particular option adds the websites you choose to a block list. So websites added in this block list will not show these translations.

medical translator extensions

From the manage extensions page you can enable or disable this extensions and can also remove it from your browser. The options link on this page will show you all the websites that you have blocked for this extension. You can also modify this list from this link.

You can also check out free websites to record medical history.

I found this extension very useful, as it helps you to translate complicated medical terms into simple words. All you need to do is install this extension and rest is handled by this extension. The medical jargons are highlighted and their meaning explained when you hover your mouse over a particular word. It will come in handy when you are researching over a particular medical condition.

Try out Iodine’s medical translator extension for Chrome here.

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Works With: Google Chrome
Free/Paid: Free