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Medical Term

A medical term is a word or phrase that is used in the field of medicine to describe a specific condition, procedure, or part of the body. These terms are often derived from Greek or Latin roots, and are used by healthcare professionals to communicate accurately and efficiently about patient care.


The pronunciation of medical terms can vary, but they often follow the phonetic rules of the language from which they were derived. For example, terms derived from Latin are typically pronounced with a hard "c" sound, while terms derived from Greek often use a soft "c" sound.


The etymology of medical terms is often traced back to Greek or Latin roots. For example, the term "cardiology" comes from the Greek words "kardia," meaning heart, and "logos," meaning study. Therefore, "cardiology" is the study of the heart.

Related Terms

There are many related terms in the field of medicine. Some of these include:

  • Anatomy: The study of the structure of the body.
  • Physiology: The study of the functions of the body.
  • Pathology: The study of disease.
  • Pharmacology: The study of drugs and their effects on the body.
  • Surgery: The branch of medicine that involves the use of operative procedures to treat disease or injury.

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