Medical terms are words used to describe disease as well as aspects of medicine and health care. Terms built from Greek and Latin word parts, eponyms, acronyms, and modern language are types of medical terms.
This category examines a medical term in depth, often covering its origin, its full meaning, and how it is used in the medical and health care world.
Sepsis, Septicemia, and Bacteremia are words used to describe this life-threatening infection, but which one is a medical emergency? Read the post to find out.
To help you sort through all the confusion and complexity of COVID-19 testing, read the blog post. Learn the types of tests, when they are used, and the medical terms that surround them
30,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported each year. Most Lyme disease occurs in June, July, August. Infection can spread if untreated. Be prepared.
Why is the human microbiome a hot topic? Why is it at the frontier of personalized medicine? The answers are in this concise, easy-to-understand blog post.
Are you confused by the number of colorectal cancer screening tests? Read the post and become more informed about the expanding options for screening.
Learn when to use stye, chalazion, or sty to describe a condition of the eyelid that presents as a bump.
In 2002, an estimated 1.7 million nosocomial infections occurred in the United States resulting in 99,000 deaths. What are they? What terms might you use instead? Read the article to find out.
Find out how to use word parts to help you spell and define esophagogastroduodenoscopy correctly each time you use it.
Are you taking statins? Has a patient you are caring for experienced extreme body trauma? Are aggressive workouts part of your patient's life? Check out why you might be hearing "rhabdo" at the gym or "rhabdomyolysis" in your medical field.
Homonyms - terms that sound alike but have a different meaning, for example, ileum and ilium. Misuse may cause harm and at the very least be embarrassing. Check out the post for guidelines.
If you had to spell arrhythmia and dysrhythmia, would you know which word has two Rs? The article has a suggestion on how to help you remember.
Would you choose this option? Read about its history, benefits, and terminology to understand it.
When you hear the word doula you are apt to think of someone helping with childbirth. Now doulas are being trained to help with the dying.
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