Are you a medical student or working in related fields? Or just a curious person by nature? Then our collection of common medical terms and concepts can help you better understand this fascinating side of science and art. The... necronomicon of medicine.
Pathologies [ miscellaneous ]"Pathology" is generally used as a synonym to "disease" in a medical environment. The term can also mean "the study of suffering" from pathos, "pain" and the suffix -ology, "the study of".
Pedagogy [ miscellaneous ]The art and science of teaching. An invaluable skill for many professions, not just medicine!
Peripheral Nervous System [ neurology ]Often abbreviated PNS, it constitutes from nerves and ganglia that are not part of the central nervous system. In other words, all non-essential structures of the nervous system that handle relationships with the surrounding world.
Physiognomy [ miscellaneous ]Refers to assessing another persons characteristics, either physical ones such as weight height, etc. or mental ones such as personality, mannerisms etc. It derives from the combination of physis meaning "nature" and gnomon meaning "interpreter".
Psycho-Somatic [ psychology ]A psycho-somatic pathology is considered any sign, symptom or other manifestation of a disease that is felt by the patient without an identifiable cause where one should exist. In other words, a subjective complaint that can not be substantiated by any clinical or paraclinical investigation.
Psychology [ psychology ]Psychology is the medical science that handles thought and cognition. While neurology is about the form and function of various nervous cells and organs, psychology focuses on the end result of various cognitive processes.