Category Archives: Medical Terminology

Medical Glossary – Definitions of Medical Terms

List of Medical Terminology – Glossary of Medical Terms with Definitions A medical glossary containing a list of medical terminology and medical terms definitions can be useful in many ways. For instance, you can refer to it for common medical terms that your physician may have used at an appointment you had with him/her, which you may not have understood… Read more »

Abbreviations and Acronyms for Medical Terms

Several medical abbreviations are commonly used by doctors while writing prescriptions and completing the patient charts and medical records. These acronyms or short forms allow the doctors to quickly record information about the condition of their patients. While going through this list, you will find abbreviations and acronyms for medical conditions/diseases, different types of drugs, diagnostic tests and procedures, medical… Read more »

Prognosis Vs. Diagnosis

Prognosis and diagnosis are terms used in the medical field. Many are aware of the term ‘diagnosis’. The term ‘prognosis’ is relatively less known. It is often mistaken to be synonymous with ‘diagnosis’. Thus, it becomes necessary to understand what these two terms mean. Both the terms ‘prognosis’ (pro meaning ‘before’ and gignoskein meaning ‘come to know’) and ‘diagnosis’ (dia… Read more »