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Medical jargon (Part 1) (Teacher: Michael)

Computer buff colleagues baffle me with talk of hardware, software and megabytes, just as photographer friends mystify me with talk of apertures, emulsions and push-processing. But the medical profession is even more renowned for its jargon - an industry's own language for professionals to communicate with each other.

Doctors could not talk to one another quickly and efficiently if everything they had to constantly explained or into plain language. If a surgeon removes an organ, the operation is called an 'ectomy', like a hysterectomy, the removal of the womb, or appendectomy, removing the appendix, or a tonsillectomy for taking out tonsils. But if he tinkers about with bits of bone and takes some out to correct a deformity, it is an osteotomy. Taking blood for testing from a vein is called a phlebotomy, although health care professionals hardly ever use the word.

This is not to confused with phlegmatic, which is to with the stuff you cough up! There are other funny sounding terms such as dysgeusia, which means a disturbance of taste, and anosmia - a complete loss of the sense of smell.

Dysphonia denotes difficulty in speaking and the cause of the problem is often laryngitis, which is also a brute to spell. 'Itis' means inflammation. If a tendon is involved this is called tenosynovitis, a common problem affecting the wrist or elbow because, of strains imposed by modem machines and repetitive work such as working a keyboard.

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