Chapter 1 Medical Terminology

Chapter 1 Medical Terminology - Chapter 1: Introduction to...

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Word Parts Medicine has a language of its own, and its vocabulary includes terms built from Greek and Latin word parts, eponyms, acronyms, and modern languages. o Medical language is dynamic and develops over time. As clinical settings, current practice, technology, and medical knowledge evolve with scientific advancement, medical language changes. The majority of medical terms in use today are composed of Greed and Latin word parts , some of which were used by Hippocrates and Aristotle more than 2400 years ago. o Greek and Latin- terms built from Greek and Latin word parts Ex. Arthritis o Eponyms- terms derived from the name of a person, often a physician or scientist who was the first to identify a condition or technique. Ex. Parkinson disease o Acronyms- terms formed from the first letters of the words in a phrase. Ex. Laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) o Modern language- terms derived from the English language. Ex.
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2011 for the course ALLH 1013 taught by Professor None during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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