Interested in Language
I want to ask why are medical terms hard to know? I mean some medical terms are different from normal English that I know though both refer to the same meaning. For example, analgesics ( which is a medical term ) means pain killer. Also, Do native speakers find difficulty in reading medical terms ?
Thanks in advance.
Many ordinary people, myself included, often do not know what the terms mean, but there is an easy way to get to grips with them: simply learn the meanings of the most common prefixes (especially for the body parts if you are a medical student) and suffixes - there aren't that many - and you will be able to have an intelligent guess about the meaning of most medical terms.
Thank you so much Sir emsr2d2 for answering me.
Thank you so much for your advice. By the way, I also read that Medicine and Science use Latin becuase it is a dead language so the meaning of a word is unlikely to change over time . makes sense right ?