Hard to Pronounce Medical Terminology

Hard to pronounce medical terminology words – join in the fun!

We chose some difficult medical words, and put our students to the test.

What is medical terminology?

Medical terminology is the language used to describe components and processes of the human body, medical procedures, diseases, disorders, and pharmacology. Simply put, it is the vocabulary that medical professionals use to describe the body, what it does, and the treatments they prescribe.

Why not try and pronounce them yourself before watching the video. Here they are:

  • Borborygmus – a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines
  • Pathophysiology – the study of abnormal changes in body functions
  • Hyperkalaemia – high potassium levels in the blood
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurism – a bulge in the aorta at the level of the abdomen
  • Diaphoretic – excessive sweating in relation to your environment and activity level
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia – Unpleasant feeling commonly referred to as brain freeze

Medical Terminology is based on Latin or Greek words, which means learning it is like learning a whole new language. But as you can see from the video, it can be lots of fun to learn! You may have noticed our students try to break down the words to figure out the meaning, because sometimes knowing part of the word helps to figure out the meaning of the entire word.

Australian Paramedical College students learn how to interpret and apply medical terminology in this unit: BSBMED301 – Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately – Australian Paramedical College (apcollege.edu.au)


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