By Beverley Henderson, Jennifer L. The root of a word is its main part and core meaning. Most common medical terms used today are derived from Latin or Greek. After all, the Greeks were the founders of modern medicine. Examples of medical terminology used today based on the Greek language are. A large group of medical terms are notorious for being difficult to spell. These medical terms are commonly misspelled:. Abscess, adolescence, alimentation, alopecia, Alzheimer, analyze, aneurysm, anorexia, arrhythmia, ascites, asphyxia, asystole, auscultation, callus, catheter, Caucasian, chickenpox, cirrhosis, curettage, decubitus, diabetes mellitus, diaphoresis, diaphragm, dilatation, diphtheria, eczema, effusion, elicit, epididymitis, fascia, flaccid, gallbladder, gangrene, gauge, gonorrhea, hemoptysis, hemorrhoid, humerus, hygiene, icterus, inoculate, intraocular, intussusception, ischemia, melanin, menstruation, oophorectomy, ophthalmology, orthopnea, pacemaker, palliative, palpate, palpitation, perineum, periosteum, peritoneum, peroneal, prosthesis, prostate, protocol, pruritus, rhythm, sagittal, sedentary, sequela, sieve, spleen, splenectomy, supersede, syncope, syphilis, tonsils, tonsillectomy, tricuspid, ventricle, vertical, and xiphoid.
Jennifer L. Dorsey, PhD has coauthored, revised, and ghostwritten books in the medical, business, and personal growth categories for more than 20 years. Cheat Sheet. Common Medical Root Words The root of a word is its main part and core meaning. Remember: myo muscle is not to be confused with myelo bone marrow.
Both Latin and Greek play a role in the roots of the word for heart, cardium. This word stems from the Greek word kardia. Pancreas is so named because of its fleshy appearance. Venereal is derived from Venus, the goddess of love.
It was thought in ancient times to be one of the misfortunes of love.Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "medicine" Showing of We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love.
The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God. The patients get better and leave. Put your energy into today and stop worrying about the past.
Medical English Vocabulary
But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line.
There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do. Lifting the cup, he dumped its contents down his throat.
Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. We abide the surgeon's scalpel to save our own lives, out loved ones' lives, but not to save a stranger's life.
H has no heart, but heartless is the last thing you'd call her. They will dull the pain a little bit and keep down swelling and redness. I searched out my larger values, and I asked myself, if I was going to die, did I want to do it fighting and clawing or in peaceful surrender? What sort of character did I hope to show?
Was I content with myself and what I had done with my life so far? I decided that I was essentially a good person, although I could have been better--but at the same time I understood that the cancer didn't care.
I asked myself what I believed. I had never prayed a lot. I hoped hard, I wished hard, but I didn't pray. I had developed a certain distrust of organized religion growing up, but I felt I had the capacity to be a spiritual person, and to hold some fervent beliefs.
Quite simply, I believed I had a responsibility to be a good person, and that meant fair, honest, hardworking, and honorable.
If I did that, if I was good to my family, true to my friends, if I gave back to my community or to some cause, if I wasn't a liar, a cheat, or a thief, then I believed that should be enough. At the end of the day, if there was indeed some Body or presence standing there to judge me, I hoped I would be judged on whether I had lived a true life, not on whether I believed in a certain book, or whether I'd been baptized.
If there was indeed a God at the end of my days, I hoped he didn't say, 'But you were never a Christian, so you're going the other way from heaven. You're right. I believed in them. A person like Dr. Einhorn [his oncologist], that's someone to believe in, I thought, a person with the mind to develop an experimental treatment 20 years ago that now could save my life.To save this word, you'll need to log in.
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Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice? Come look at pictures of baby animals. Can you correctly identify these flowers? Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words? Build a chain of words by adding one letter at a time. Login or Register. Thesaurus medicine noun. Save Word. Log In. Synonyms of medicine.British relating to the medical care of pregnant womenor to the time before a baby is born.
The expression conventional medicine is often used when comparing these methods with alternative medicine. Free thesaurus definition of words used to describe medical treatments appliances and medicines from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Education. Open Dictionary. Related words antenatal adjective British relating to the medical care of pregnant womenor to the time before a baby is born.
IV abbreviation intravenous. IV abbreviation intravenously. Explore other meanings. Explore related meanings. Medical tests and examinations Medical and health treatments Medical operations Plastic surgery To perform a medical test, treatment or operation Medical equipment Bandages, supports and other dressings Transplant operations and blood and organ donation To take, prescribe or administer a medicine.
About Authors Partners Options Tools. Twitter Facebook. Join Macmillan Dictionary on Twitter and Facebook for daily word facts, quizzes and language news.Here is some essential vocabulary for nurses and medical professionals working in an English-speaking context. Each word is shown with its part of speech and meaning, while an example sentence shows the word in context. Is there anything wrong with this page?
We knew the baby was coming right away because the woman's labour pains were acute. My grandmother can't knit anymore because the arthritis in her hands is so bad. To prevent the spread of bacteria it is important that nurses wash their hands often. We thought it was going to be a breech birth, but the baby turned himself around. It is best to get chickenpox as a child so that you don't get it worse as an adult.
Basic medical vocabulary
It is important that children know which number to dial in case of an emergency. The child was rushed into the ER after he had a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting. This cream is for external use only. Do not get it near your ears, eyes, or mouth.
We had two false negative pregnancy tests, so we didn't know we were having a baby. Flowers are not allowed in the ward to avoid the risk of germs being brought in.
The wound should be covered when you swim to prevent it from becoming infected. The victim was shot in two places but the bullet wounds are not life-threatening.
You will have to pay for a private hospital room if you don't want a room-mate. If the radiation doesn't kill all of the abnormal cells, the cancer will come back. I had an emergency C-section because the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck.
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Special thanks to Fjola for all, she did a great job.Perhaps spring 2018 will see the introduction of an iPad Mini Pro with upgraded components, a new thinner, tougher aluminium chassis, and the inclusion of a Smart Connector to match that of the other iPad Pro devices.
Read more: iPad mini 5 new feature rumours iOS 11 was released to the public on 19 September 2017. Like iOS 12 - and Apple's other major OS updates - watchOS 5 will first be unveiled in the summer of 2018, before a public launch in autumn. Unlike the others, however, watchOS 5 probably won't be made available in the form of a public beta.
We suspect that this may be the first watchOS update that won't be able to run on every Apple Watch model, after seeing our first-gen Apple Watch struggle with the watchOS 4 update in 2017.
Following its usual pattern, Apple will reveal and demo macOS 10. The last and least heralded of Apple's OSes, tvOS is nevertheless a Pretty Big Deal for everyone with a fourth-gen or 4K Apple TV. But we've since been informed that it won't make its debut until 2018. Designed in response to the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo, HomePod is a smart speaker that also sounds brilliant. Apple focused more on sound quality than its smart features in the unveiling of the HomePod, which is an interesting take on things but perhaps we'll discover more about Siri's role in the new device as we approach its release date.
Discover more about the HomePod here. Brand new to the Mac line-up is the iMac Pro, which Apple unveiled at WWDC 2017. It isn't out yet, but Apple still maintains that it will be launched before the end of 2017. The stunning new device is the most powerful Mac ever made, and it's still a sleek all-in-one like the iMacs we know. This time, though, Apple has opted for the Space Grey colouring, complete with a new Space Grey keyboard, mouse and trackpad. The specs on the iMac Pro are incredible, particularly if you opt for a built-to-order model.
Those working with 3D and VR, for example. But more than that, this iMac offers a machine that is going to be powerful enough for whatever is next. You can find out more about what to expect from the iMac Pro here. The Mac Pro is long overdue a refresh, as it hasn't been updated since the launch of the 'trashcan' Pro model in 2013.
The once-futuristic device now looks a little long in the tooth, having been bypassed by generations of Intel chips that never made it into the chassis. In April 2017 Apple broke its silence and discussed the Pro's future with a small group of journalists, first apologising for the lack of updates and then acknowledging that the trashcan design didn't work out the way it had hoped. And so the machine ended up being very difficult to upgrade.
Apple is working on what sounds like a radical redesign of its Mac Pro line. We think WWDC 2018 is most likely, but some pundits believe it could be late 2018 or even early 2019Ah, Mac mini, where did it all go wrong.
After being hobbled in 2014 by what can barely be considered an upgrade, Apple has left the Mini to fall fallow. Now we don't know whether 2017 will see a resurrection of its fortunes, but all here at Macworld are rooting for the little guy. Read more in our new Mac mini rumours article. Recent photos reveal a mystery wireless device submitted to the FCC by Apple bearing the model number A1844.
The mystery device, of course, caused huge stirs in the Apple community. However, while we'd all hoped it'd be a cool new Apple device, further investigation seems to suggest that it's nothing more than a badge reader that attaches to a door assembly, most likely for use in Apple Park. There's a snap of the wireless device above, but those that want more information can check out the full FCC filing here.
Apple has got quite a lot money, and armchair pundits love to spend the company's money for it. From time to time these suggestion-cum-predictions come true, as with Apple's acqusition of Beats in 2014, but it hardly needs stating that the company isn't in a hurry to divest itself of that cash cushion.
We do know of a few big deals that Apple has considered recently, though. The Financial Times reports that in May 2016 Apple sat down with Time Warner, one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, and spoke seriously about an acquisition deal.