medical language specialist

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med·i·cal lan·guage spe·ci·a·list

(MLS) (med'i-kăl lang'gwăj spesh'i-list)
One who interprets dictation by physicians and other health care providers and converts it into printed format to provide a permanent record of patient care.
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia, PA) has begun the production of Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, a quarterly journal, and Steadmans@Work, an online service for medical language specialists.

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