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  1. fanctuy
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    Smile etymology of medical words

    where does mol in paracetamol come from?
    calpol - ol?
    nurofen - fen?
    sudafed - suda?

    how do i find out?

    thanks for any help

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    Re: etymology of medical words

    Most medical terms are from Latin. That is where you should start when looking for the derivation of individual syllables (whether root words, prefixes or suffixes). To find the definitions of Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes, google "Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes".


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    Re: etymology of medical words

    Sudafed is a variation of the phonetic pronunciation of its active ingredient: pseudephedrine.

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    Re: etymology of medical words

    Thanks, Ouisch!

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