This section is dedicated to translating medical terms into layman’s terms. Don’t be afraid – that word definitely has a very simple meaning! In addition to my blogs, each week here at “Say What”?, I will select 3 or more terms that you can learn to pronounce and begin to decipher medical ‘lingo’ that you may hear from time to time.
Epiphora (eh PIFF or ah): (Overflow of tears), lacrimation. Also known as watery eyes.
Myocardial infarction (mye’oh Car dee’oh in farc shun): Cardiac tissue death occurring when the arteries are occluded (blocked). Also called heart attack.
Anorchism (An’or Kih’zum): Condition of being born without a testicle. Also may be an acquired condition due to trauma or disease.