Our Purpose

The Modern Medical Dictionary is a medical glossary that puts jargony terms in accessible language. In other words, we make the inaccessible more accessible to the average hospital patient. If you’ve received a diagnosis, or are due for a procedure, and aren’t familiar with the language your doctor uses to explain it to you: You’re in the right place.

The glossary terms are pulled from some of the more common questions and clarifying requests physicians get. Some you’ll know, others you won’t. Hopefully, you’ll find something that helps you better navigate current and future medical experiences.