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Hello from NC

Post by cjmmytunes » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:39 pm

My name is Cindi and I live in Elizabeth City, NC. I have always wanted to learn Latin but it wasn't offered in high school or college when I was attending (many, many moons ago). My mom and I also have various medical issues and want to be able to understand what the Dr's say when they slip into "medical talk". Hopefully this will help me, and keep me from getting so frustrated at times with the medical community.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by bedwere » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:11 pm

Welcome to Textkit, Cindi!

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by cjmmytunes » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:20 pm

Thank you so much for the kind welcome to the site, and so quickly.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by mwh » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 pm

Hi Cindi, No doubt there are many on-line resources, and you might find something like these useful, if you don't already know them: https://quizlet.com/759301/medical-term ... ash-cards/, or http://www.globalrph.com/medterm.htm.
Most of the terms are derived from Greek, but some from Latin. If you post queries on the language forums here on Textkit you’re sure to get answers.

The Athenian general Nicias, who led Athens’ disastrous military expedition against Syracuse in the 5th cent. BC, suffered from nephritis, inflammation of the kidneys (νεφρ- kidneys) ... but he didn't die of it.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by cjmmytunes » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:39 pm

Thank you for the tips. I'll check them out.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by RandyGibbons » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:55 am

Cindi,

Dunmore and Fleischer's Medical Terminology: Exercises in Etymology (Edition III) is an excellent text, if you're willing to shell out for a printed book and depending on how methodical and thorough a study you intend. It has twenty lessons divided into five units: Greek-Derived Medical Terminology; Latin-Derived Medical Terminology; Body Systems; Additional Study (hematopoietic, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems); Biological Nomenclature. Each lesson has exercises.

Note, as msw says, that the etymology of medical terms is predominantly Greek, not Latin.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by cjmmytunes » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Randy, thanks for the link. I'll check it out this evening and decide if it's worth it.

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