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Coming SoonJoe Segen2019-01-22T11:18:23+00:00
The reader will find the why’s and wherefore’s of the New Medical Terms (NMT) website www.newmedicalterms.com, and the Dictionary of Modern Medicine database (DMMD) from which the NMT derives elsewhere. The intent of this über short page is to inform readers and users about what’s in the pipeline and will be released as a refresh of an increasingly useful resource within the next couple of months.
We just (January 2019) released version 5 of the published portion of the DMMD, which is free to all users with a Mac or an iOS device. The fifth edition (v.5) has over 55,000 proper definitions in one of eight subdatabases: Medicl Abbreviations & Acronyms (MA&As), Alternative Medicine (AM), British Medicine (BM), Genes, Hereditary Syndromes (HS), Old/Retired Terminology, Sexology, and Suicidology.
Some of these subdatabases–e.g., MA&As, AM and BM are complete enough to become your ‘go to’ source of information in the named areas. Others, whilst seemingly large (Genes has 12,600 entries and HSs has 6,400 entries), are works-in-progress and continue to grow.
We invite you to download v.5 of the DMMD. Version 5 can be downloaded directly to your Mac NMTD 2.0v5; for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), you’ll need to first download Filemaker Go https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/filemaker-go-17/id1274628191?mt=8. For both formats, the user name is User; the password is user (they are case sensitive).
The Windows formatted version is under development. Filemaker does not support Android devices. Once we procure sponsorship, the data will be accessible on all devices.
On the plate for the sixth edition (version 6), which we’ll ‘wrap’ at the end of February, are more genes, more hereditary syndromes, and an entirely new subdatabase, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), which will have entries (how many? we don’t know) in a broad range of EBM-related subjects, including statistics and data management, trialology (that IS a word!), FDA-speak and the nitty-gritty of clinical studies.
The plan is to add material bimonthly (January, March, May, July, September, October). It’s harder to pin down what you’ll see in v.7 (planned for May, 2019). We’ll add more genes and more hereditary syndromes and another subdatabase, most likely, therapeutic monoclonals and recently approved drugs—which are often poorly covered in the other major medical dictionaries.
We plan to release blocks of new medical terms we’ve come across on even months (February, April, June), and will list them on New Medical Term’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ModernMedicalDictionary/), and define them as blogs on Facebook. It’s pretty ambitious…we shall see…in any event… Stay Tuned…!!!