Formation and Usage Features of Medical Terminology Abbreviations in English Case Reports

  • O.L. Solianenko
Keywords: abbreviation, medical terminology, reduction of English medical terms, English medical case reports, peculiarities of using English medical terms

Abstract

The article deals with various types of abbreviation usage in English medical case reports. The meticulous attention is paid to linguists’ different view points on classification and reducing lexical units in medical terminology. The features of lexical and graphic medical abbreviations in English are highlighted. The phenomenon of abbreviation as a clipping (creation by shortening) and its types (apocope, apheresis, syncope and their word-forming combinations) is considered. The relevant examples of these reductions from English medical case reports are given. Some examples concerning Latin borrowing medical abbreviations are dealt with. Different types of graphic abbreviations for the same medical term are presented. Some variants of possible abbreviations of medical terms used in describing diseases of the gastrointestinal, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems are explored.

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Published
2018-05-14
How to Cite
Solianenko, O. (2018, May 14). Formation and Usage Features of Medical Terminology Abbreviations in English Case Reports. Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development, (16), 217-225. Retrieved from https://sjnpu.com.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/130