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