This word refers to the various disturbances of body functions that underlie disease. We may talk, for example, in neurosurgical practice, of congenital, infective, traumatic,

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From the Greek and meaning “around”, or away from the centre, this word refers to those parts of the nervous system that lie outside the

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The name given to the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. The word is sometimes also used as a synonym for the cavity itself although,

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A two-layered membrane that lines the inside of the chest and covers the surfaces of the lungs. The cavity between the two layers (known as

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The Charity appreciates that hospital specialists will almost inevitably use some medical jargon at times, even when they are trying to explain medical matters in lay terminology. The table below lists many of the medical terms that are likely to be used, from time-to-time, by doctors, when they are talking to patients, or in composing medical correspondence. It is hoped that our explanation of the meaning of these terms throws at least some light on matters.

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