What’s In A Name?

Little bit of semantic, etymological analysis on the names of things we commonly use. Why are they so different around the world? Can we trace it back to a defined origin?

Please let us know which medical synonyms need to be etymologically broken down so you can sleep soundly at night.

Some preliminary thoughts…

  • Adrenaline or epinephrine
  • Frusemide or furosemide
  • Paracetamol or acetaminophen
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) or Electrokardiogramm (EKG)
  • Torsades de Pointes, Torsade des pointes etc


the names behind the name