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5 Creative Ways to Quickly Learn Medical Terminology

Many medical terms have unfamiliar sounding Greek and Latin roots, often making them challenging for people to remember. As healthcare professionals, it’s not uncommon to come across medical terminology which is simply foreign to you. However, to be successful, healthcare students need to be able to read and understand all sorts of medical terms, even if they’re caught off […]

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Colorful Words from the Greek

Several Greek color words have enriched the English vocabulary. Black We get the combining form melano from the Greek word meaning dark or black. melancholy: a gloomy mental state; according to ancient physiology, a humor called “black bile” was secreted by the kidneys and the spleen, and was thought to cause melancholia. melanoma: a skin tumor containing a dark pigment. […]

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