By F. Peter Lisowski
Anatomical phrases are the vocabulary of drugs. Anatomy started as a descriptive technology within the days whilst Latin was once the common clinical language. Early anatomists defined the buildings they observed in that language, evaluating them to universal and usual gadgets, or borrowing phrases from the Greek and Arabic masters sooner than them. In anatomic terminology, universal Latin or Greek phrases are used as such for any a part of the physique for which the ancients had a reputation. for plenty of different buildings, clinical names were invented both by utilizing yes classical phrases which seem to be descriptive of the half involved, or typically, by means of combining Greek or Latin roots to shape a brand new compound time period. Memorization of such phrases with no realizing their which means can result in psychological indigestion.
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Percussion. Pericardial. Perichondrium. Perilymph. Perimysium. Periosteum. Peristalsis. Pleura. Plexus (pl. -us). Pneumatic. Praecordium, Precordium. Proximal. Pulmonary. Pulmones. L. proximus, next. L. pulmo, lung. L. pulmo, lung. Radicle. Radix. Ramify. Ramus. Raphe. Recess. Reflect. L. radix, root. L. radix, root. L. ramus, branch, + facere, to make. L. ramus, branch. G. raphe, seam. L. recessus, retreat. L. reflecto, to turn back. Sac. Sacculus. Sarcolemma. Septum. Serratus. Sinister. L. saccus, sack.
Inter, between, + digitus, digit, interlocked by finger-like processes. L. inter, between, + vertebra, joint. L. intus, within, or L. intestina, guts, entrails. L. intima, innermost. L. intrinsecus, inward. L. intro, within, + ire, to go. L. in, in, + vagina, sheath. 49 FA Nov. 1, 2006 22:22 SPI-B431 Anatomical Terms and their Derivation Abdomen-Pelvis Anatomical Terms and their Derivation Inversion. Isthmus. L. in, in, + vertere, to turn. G. isthmos, narrow connection. Jejunum. L. jejunus, empty (of food), that part of intestine that appears empty.
G. stroma, blanket. L. sulcus, furrow. L. sutura, seam, sewing together. G. syn, together, + pathein, to suffer. G. syn, together, + haptein, to fasten. G. syn, together, + arthron, joint. G. syn, together, + chondros, cartilage. G. syn, together, + cytos, cell. G. syn, together, + desmosis, band. G. syndrome, occurrence. G. syn, together, + ergon, work. G. syn, together, + osteon, bone. G. syn, together, + ovum, egg. Tendon. Tensor. Teres. Terminalis. Theca. Thrombocyte. Thrombus. Tome. Trabecula (pl.
Anatomical Terms and their Derivation by F. Peter Lisowski