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Medical jargon (Part 2) (Teacher: Michael)

Encephalitis is inflammation of brain, whereas meningitis is inflammation of lining of brain. Fibrositis is painful muscular condition due to inflammation of tissues around muscles themselves, sometimes with formation of painful nodules.

There is also 'itis' of joints, arthritis. However, arthralgia just means pain in joint, just as neuralgia means nerve pain or pain along course of one particular nerve. Hence, we often speak of neuralgia when we have toothache.

These are just some of common conditions I see in medical world - I could go on forever with list of jargon used for illnesses. Instead, most important thing to remember is not to be frightened by jargon as, more often than not, it sounds more serious than it really is.

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