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What to know about medical conditions

Googling can be hit or miss. Here's a better approach for learning about a medical condition.

Condition code, name and pronunciation

  • To learn about a disease or condition it is important to know the specific name for the condition using medical terminology
  • Each condition is assigned a disease classification (ICD) code; if you have a diagnosis, ask your doctor's office how they have coded your condition and use a code search to verify the condition it represents
  • To hear the correct pronunciation of a condition, see Pronunciations at MerckManuals.com

 

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