Bettertogether.

THE BASICS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM IN SEVEN DAYS (FIRST DAY)

THE BASICS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE  SYSTEM IN SEVEN DAYS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nguyen Phuoc Vinh Co is a retired teacher. After he retired from teaching in 2018, he devoted himself particularly to the study of the language of medicine in which he was previously interested. For 20 years previous to that, he taught English for ESP at Da Nang University (1995-2015). He runs a ‘specialized English’ website to help students learn English for ESP. His interests include medical English, ESP, and Translation Studies.

Nguyen Phuoc Vinh Co

Hai anh

Bao Nguyen

FIRST DAY

CONTENTS

I. MEDICAL SPECIALTIES RELATED TO THE REPRODUCTIVE  SYSTEM

II. DEFINITIONS OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES

III. TERMS OF MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

IIII. REPRODUCTIVE  SPECIALISTS AND THEIR GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

V. MEDICAL SPECIALTIES ENDING IN THE SUFFIX ‘-LOGY’, ‘-IATRICS’

VI. MEDICAL SPECIALISTS ENDING IN ‘-LOGIST’, ‘-IATRICIAN’

VII. WORD ROOT, PREFIX, SUFFIX USED ON THE FIRST DAY

VIII. EXERCISE

___________________________________________________________________________________

FIRST DAY:

_______________

BE FAMILIAR WITH:

I. MEDICAL SPECIALTIES RELATED TO THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

1. Gyn(a)eco.logy

2. Obste.trics

3. Obste.trics-gyneco.logy

4. Neo.nato.logy

5. P(a)ed.iatrics

II. DEFINITIONS OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES

1. Gyn(a)eco.logy /ˌɡaɪnəˈkɒlədʒi/: The branch of medicine dealing with health care for women, especially the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive system.

2. Obste.trics /əbˈstɛtrɪks/:  The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.

3. Obste.trics-gyneco.logy (OB-GYN): The combined practice of obstetrics and gynecology.

Ob-gyn/oʊ bi dʒi waɪˈɛn; sometimes ˌɒb ˈɡaɪn/: The branches of medicine that deal with the birth of children (= obstetrics) and the diseases of women (= gynaecology)

4. Neo.nato.logy /ˌniːəʊnəˈtɒlədʒɪ/:  The branch of medicine concerned with the care, development, and diseases of newborn infants.

5. P(a)ed.iatrics /ˌpiːdiˈætrɪks/: The branch of medicine dealing with the development, care, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents

NOTES:

* ‘To be concerned with’ can be replaced by ‘to deal with’ in the above definitions.

– The branch of medicine which deals with ( = is concerned with) deals with children and their diseases.

– The branch of medicine concerned with ( = dealing with) deals with children and their diseases.

* Obstetrics (OB) is the branch of medicine concerned with the medical care of

women during pregnancy and childbirth, and obstetricians (from obstetrix,

the Latin word for midwife) are the specialists  who provide medical care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.

III. TERMS OF MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

1. Gyn(a)eco.logist /ˌɡaɪnəˈkɒlədʒɪst/: A physician who specializes in diseases of the female reproductive system.

2. Neo.nato.logist /ˌnɪə(ʊ)neɪˈtɒlədʒɪst/:  A physician who specializes in caring for newborn babies, particularly those who are ill or born prematurely.

3. P(a)ed.iatrician /ˌpiːdiəˈtrɪʃn/: A medical practitioner specializing in children and their diseases.

IIII. REPRODUCTIVE  SPECIALISTS AND THEIR GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

1. A  Gyn(a)eco.logist  who specializes in diseases of the female reproductive system.

2. Neo.nato.logist  who specializes in caring for newborn babies, particularly those who are ill or born prematurely.

3. P(a)ed.iatrician who specializes in children and their diseases

V. MEDICAL SPECIALTIES ENDING IN -LOGY, -IATRICS

1. Gyn(a)eco.logy

2. Neo.nato.logy

3. P(a)ed.iatrics

VI. MEDICAL SPECIALISTS ENDING IN ‘-LOGIST’, ‘-IATRICIAN’

1. Gyn(a)eco.logist /ˌɡaɪnəˈkɒlədʒɪst/

2. Neo.nato.logist /ˌnɪə(ʊ)neɪˈtɒlədʒɪst/

3. P(a)ed.iatrician /ˌpiːdiəˈtrɪʃn/

VII. WORD ROOT, PREFIX, SUFFIX USED ON THE FIRST DAY

WORD ROOTS

– Gyn(a)ec/o /ˈgaɪnəˌk(oʊ)  ; ˈdʒɪnəˌk(oʊ)/: Woman, female 

– Nat/o- /ˈneɪt(əʊ)/: Born, birth

– P(a)ed/o- / ˈpiːd(əʊ) /: Child

SUFFIXES

-Logy /lədʒi/: Study of

-Logist /lədʒɪst/: Specialist in a field of study 

-Iatrics /iˈæˌtrɪks/: Medical treatment

-Iatrician / iˈætrɪʃn/: Medical practitioner.

PREFIX

– Neo- /niːoʊ-/: New

VIII. EXERCISE

EXERCISE 1-1     DEFINING TERMS

Combine the suffix –iatrics or the suffix -logy with the proper root to indicate the following medical specialties.

1. Specialty that is concerned with the development, care, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents ____________________________

2. Specialty concerned with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system.          ____________________________

3. Specialty concerned with  the care, development, and diseases of newborn infants. __________________________

EXERCISE 1-2    FILL IN THE BLANK

 Fill in the blank with the correct answers.

1. The prefix neo- denotes _______________.

2. The suffix -logy means _______________.

3. The word root gyn(a)ec/o refers to _______________.

4. The medical term  neonatology   contains one _______________, one_______________.  and one_______________.

5. The study of the development and disorders of newborn children  is called _______________.

6. Medical practitioner is indicated by the suffix _______________.

EXERCISE 1-3     WORD BUILDING

Use gynec/o (female, woman), ‘p(a)ed/o (child) to build words that means

1. Physician who specializes in diseases of the female.

2. Medical practitioner specializing in children and their diseases.

Use the suffix -logy to build the medical words meaning:

3. The branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of the diseases of the female _____________________

4. The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment and care of newborn babies _____________________

Categorised in: từ vựng y học, tiếng anh y học - tiếng anh chuyên ngành

Trả lời

Mời bạn điền thông tin vào ô dưới đây hoặc kích vào một biểu tượng để đăng nhập:

WordPress.com Logo

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản WordPress.com Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Google photo

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản Google Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Twitter picture

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản Twitter Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Facebook photo

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản Facebook Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: