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Medicine vs. Medication

I'm wrote some documentation in which I needed to refer to the list of drugs that a person was taking at a given time. This list might also include a dosage as well (e.g. 'Aspirin 300mg daily'). I ...
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What do you call a medical procedure that requires the patient to recover walking [closed]

For some medical operations its required to revalidate the patient because the procedure was so heavy he/ she had to lie down for 1 to 3 weeks with a completely paralysed lowerbody. After the patient ...
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Formal term for upper level health workers

What is the formal term for upper level healthcare workers? By "upper level" I mean Medical Doctors and pharmacists; basically the ones that must have a university degree to perform the duties. I'm ...
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Medical Equivalent of Disbarred

If a doctor loses his license to practice is there an equivalent word to disbarred? For example: That lawyer was disbarred The doctor was (medically disbarred).
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What is a better antonym pair than “upmost” vs. “deepest” for blood vessels?

I’m thinking about the opposite ends of a blood vessel, so perhaps the “upmost” blood vessels and “deepest” blood vessels. My problem is that I like neither word quoted in the previous sentence. ...
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Where does English get the word “condom” from?

Although once a word that dared not speak its name, thanks to popular-culture references as well as the devastating AIDS tragedy, condom seems to be on everyone’s lips these days. But does anybody ...
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Difference between “illusion” and “delusion” [closed]

Can somebody please elaborate on the difference between illusion and delusion? Especially in medical terms.
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What is Mongolian Trait ? when referring to medical scores of a newborn child in USA [closed]

What is Mongolian Trait? I have been unable to find the meaning to this My Niece was classified as having Mongolian Trait ..
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When was the word “phobia” coined? [closed]

When was the word phobia coined? And how did the concept of naming different phobias come into existence?
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What’s the male equivalent of “menopause”? [closed]

If women go through men-o-pause, do men go through women-o-pause? Is there an etymological equivalent? What is the antonymic Greek word to meno- (or rather, to μηνο-)? There might be a medical ...
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what does operator-dependent mean in medical term?

I am writing paper on liver transplantation. And one of the term I came across is operator-dependent. Can someone help me understand it please? I got the definition below from this site. I still ...
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Medicine language: triage and color codes

I found that in many hospitals, in order to classify patients' health conditions, standard expressions like "code red", "code blue" etc. are used. These expressions do not follow the standard "order ...
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Regular/Routine, Fasting, Blood test/Blood work

I would like to expand my vocabulary with some medical terms in English. I have been thinking about how to say, for example, if I go to see a doctor for a blood test. Q1) Are these phrases correct? ...
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Is “sectio caesare” an appropriate English alternative to “caesarian section”?

On Parenting.se we recently received this question, which refers to sectio caesare birth. I was not familiar with the term, but found that wikipedia redirects the term to the caesarian section page. ...
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Medical term for deafness

Anosmia = Loss of the sense of smell Anopia = Blindness Anaesthesia/Anaphia = Loss of the sense of touch Ageusia = Loss of taste ? = Deafness I can't find an equivalent medical term for ...
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What do “resolved” and “improved” mean when they are used about recovering from a disease?

Please have a look at the image below. What does the underlined words resolved / resolution improved mean in this image? And, what is the difference between the meanings of "improved" and ...
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Is there any shorter way to say “military medical personnel”?

Is there any shorter way to say "military medical personnel"? I mean by that: all the people in the armed forces that are allowed to use medical equipment on a daily basis.
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What do you call a definition in which some (but not necessarily all) criteria must apply?

This is an algorithm for deciding whether a patient suffers from a specific disease or not: A patient has rheumatoid arthritis if at least four out of the following seven symptoms are present: ...
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How can I describe someone who feels little or no emotion?

I don't mean someone who lacks emotion because they "don't care", but because either they can't feel emotion or the emotional response is delayed because of a genetic disposition. Maybe there is an ...
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“Lung/brain cancer/tumours”

When people talk about illness, they tend to say they have lung cancer instead of lung tumours, or brain tumours instead of brain cancer. Why is this?
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What could “cert 4/52” mean in a clinical record? [closed]

What could "cert" mean in these clinical record extracts? Work stressful - cert 1/52. Sent him in to Homerton. Cert 4/52 from 12th March, bus driver.
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What does “dorsal” mean? [closed]

I'm having trouble with the adjective "dorsal", as different authorities have seemingly conflicting opinions. Tortora and Derrickson write in Principles of Anatomy and Physiology that the adjective ...
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Blood - Bloods - pluralisation

Why is it that the plural of 'blood' is 'blood' in normal usage but 'bloods' (e.g. 'I'll be taking some bloods') is acceptable in a medical context? Are there any words with similar pluralisation ...
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Alternative to “Patient Discharge”

I visited someone in the hospital today and was struck by some unpleasant associations from seeing "Patient Discharge" on a sign. Surely there is a better word for this...what do they call it in UK ...
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What is the origin of “stat”?

When watching medical television shows, I often hear the doctors (actors) using the term "stat", which I understand to mean "do [action] quickly/immediately". Where did this term originate, and where ...
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Use of medical words

When charting on a patient, and a choice is high cholesterol, should both be capitalized?
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What is the name of the condition when I temporarily cannot speak because of shouting too much?

What is that condition called in English when I can't say anything, "lose my voice", due to shouting a lot? I think it is related to my vocal chords. The usual treatment prescribed is just to stay ...