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Colonoscopy and colonography: back to the roots.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19146195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Colonoscopy" and "colonography" refer to the endoscopic and radiological examination of the colon respectively. Medical terminology constructs words using original roots from the source languages, which are often Greek or Latin. The word root is the fundamental portion of the term. Multiplication of modern tests and procedures has led to confusion in the application of word roots in medical terminology. This short review (1) analyzes, (2) challenges the established terms "colonoscopy" and "colonography", and (3) proposes a wording adherent to the rules of terminology in order to avoid confusion.
C P Anastassiades; F Cremonini; D Hadjinicolaou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European review for medical and pharmacological sciences     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1128-3602     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-16     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9717360     Medline TA:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Colon / radiography*
Terminology as Topic*

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