Substitute Words List

University of Utah Health Sciences Center

http://www.gemini-grp.com/ISPY/WordSub.pdf

Since health writing usually uses technical terms, it is helpful to the reader to use shorter words whenever possible. Here is a list of words that are commonly found in health literature. Using the substitute word instead of the technical word will help improve the readability of your material. Use this list of substitute words for difficult-to-understand, abstract terminology.

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