language seminar

Medical terminology

Already since long times, physicians are known by their very embarrassing and mysterious medical terms. Caput Medusae, Arcus Senilis, Tinea Corporis, Placenta Praevia, …? Should studying medicine be so complicated? The answer is very easy and interesting as well. It is Latin words and names that are often used in the medical terminology. The student has to look for the meaning of these Latin words in order to appreciate their sense and inspiration. The medical terms are used everywhere almost unchanged and thereby rendering communication among doctors worldwide as easy as possible. There could be also some medical and scientific terms in other languages such as Greek. The tip is to always look for the meaning of any medical and scientific term so that you will not easily forget it and know also more about the origins of the medical and scientific knowledge.