[Ancient Greek in modern language of medicine]

Srp Arh Celok Lek. Sep-Oct 2007;135(9-10):606-8. doi: 10.2298/sarh0710606m.
[Article in Serbian]


In order to standardize language of medicine, it is essential to have a good command of ancient Greek and Latin. We cannot deny a huge impact of ancient Greek medicine on medical terminology. Compounds of Greek origin related to terms for organs, illnesses, inflammations, surgical procedures etc. have been listed as examples. They contain Greek prefixes and suffixes transcribed into Latin and they have been analysed. It may be concluded that the modern language of medicine basically represents the ancient Greek language transcribed into Latin.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Language
  • Terminology as Topic*