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Synonymy of medical terminology from the point of view of comparative linguistics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11433608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of the paper is to look at the medical terminology in three different languages--English, Russian and Slovak and to estimate the trends of synonym formation as well as their emphasizes role in communication. The author that the problem of synonymy is peculiar especially to clinical medicine terminology, i.e. it relates only to a small extent anatomical nomenclature. According to motivative signs of terms, synonyms are divided into 2 groups: equivalent and interpretative synonyms. In keeping with criteria determined by basic characteristics of a term in medical terminology there are often preferred international expressions. In recent years a great number of English expressions have entered into medical terminology due to the fact that English had became a language of international communication. From the practical point view undoubtedly, it is a positive tendency, because it facilitates international communication. In this respect Russian orthography is considered to be an exception, since Cyrillic alphabet often makes international communication more complicated. (Ref. 10.).
Authors:
G Polackova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavské lekárske listy     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-03     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Foreign Language Department, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Zaborskcho 2, SK-036 01 Martin, Slovakia.
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Linguistics*
Terminology as Topic*

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