Monday, October 12, 2009

Explain why medical termonoligy important?

Not just with doctors, but in *any* field, terminology lets experts communicate efficiently with each other in shorter sentences. Doctors can write and talk about "the condition where the muscle at the end of the stomach is too tight and doesn't let food out", or they can say "pyloric stenosis." It seems harder to non-experts, but that is *so* much easier and faster for doctors.
So they can talk and we can't understand
Only if you plan to work as a clerk/doctor/nurse in a medical facility. Otherwise be sure to ask your doctor to explain things in plain language.
It is so that they can shorten the complex processes and issues that take place in the body.Rather than see that the lower chambres of the heart is beating is an irregular pattern in a comprimising manner; it would be easier to say ventricullar fibrillation or VF.Ventricullar (of the ventricles *lower heart chambers*)
fibrillation (irregullar and dangerous rythm)Rather than say he has high levels of sodium in his blood, it is better to say hypernatremiaHyper = high
Natremia = Sodium in the blood (emia = Blood Na = Sodium)This should clear it up.If there was an emergency, it is far easier to use codes such as VF, it saves time.CREED
The same reason spelling and grammar are important.
This is a good question.Suppose this. You are trying to talk to someone in Europe or in Asia and you of course don't speak each others language and you want to convey something very simply and easy to understand way. This is the basis for medical terminology. It is so that we who work in the profession can talk to everyone in a concise and effective way.Also, it makes writing in the charts quicker and faster. Example: uvular was edematous and erythemic (the thing that hangs down in the back of your throat was red and swollen).

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