Homonyms – terms that sound alike but have a different meaning, for example, two, too, and to, or in medical language, ileum and ilium. They can be confusing. Misuse may cause harm and at the very least be embarrassing. Take care in their use. Check out the post for guidelines.
Posts in category Spotlight on Words
In 2002, an estimated 1.7 million of nosocomial infections occurred in the United States resulting in 99,000 deaths. What are they? Maybe you have had one! 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. You can apply this technique to learn other medical terms built from word parts.
If you had to spell arrhythmia and dysrhythmia, would you know which word has two Rs? Read the article and it will help you remember.
Endoscopic Surgery – would you chose this option? Read about its history, benefits and terminology to understand it. Click on the link below.
Sepsis kills 258,000 Americans a year and is on the rise. Now a sepsis awareness movement is attempting to reduce the number of deaths by informing the public. What do you know about sepsis?
Spotlight On Words – Test your spelling of commonly misspelled words in medicine.
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.