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Question: I'm not sure how to spell the name of my disease/medical condition. How do I find it in MedlinePlus?


  • The MedlinePlus search feature uses a spell-checker to help with misspellings.

    • If you type a word into the Search Box (located at the top of every MedlinePlus page) and your word is misspelled, the spell-checker suggests other words to replace it.

  • To find information about a specific disease or condition, select "Dictionary" from the main MedlinePlus page. In addition, you will find a link back to the Dictionary page just below the header of every MedlinePlus page.

    • You may also find glossaries and dictionaries on specific diseases and conditions on many MedlinePlus health topic pages.

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