AIM: To match common medical non-technical terms with their technical equivalent.
INTRODUCTION: Often patients will use non-technical, or general, terms to describe their condition. These may not be wholly accurate from a medical viewpoint, but are commonly used to refer to a particular condition.
INSTRUCTIONS: Drag and drop terms from the box below so they match the technical term that has the same meaning.
Remember some English terms that may be very familiar to you as a doctor will not be familiar to your patients. If you use technical terms, try to explain them using non-technical terms as well. For example, “You’ve experienced a myocardial infarction; most people would know that as a heart attack.”