MEDICAL TERMS For Common Conditions


Common problems with not so common names! Read on to find out the medical terminology for some everyday conditions you thought had no 'official' name:


HELOMA MOLLE

This is a phrase you can use instead of saying you have a "corn" on your foot. In case it is a hard one, you can say you have a Heloma Durum.


MORSICATIO BUCCARUM

It is common to chew food and suddenly bite the inside of your cheek by accident. Did you notice that when you do that, there is a small tissue that sticks out and you keep licking or biting it again to reduce the pain? What you have is called Morsicatio Buccarum.


SYNCHRONOUS DIPHRAGMATIC FLUTTER

Can you guess this one? The "flutters" are nothing but hiccups!


GUSTATORY RHINITIS

We tend to experience this when we are eating something really spicy. It is the nose run you get from spices.


CREPITUS

When you wake up from the bed and stretch yourself, the body makes some creaking, popping, and cracking noises. These sounds are your joints adjusting themselves. The word for these sounds, crepitus, comes from the Latin for "rattle" or "crack".


HORRIPILATION

Literally translating to "hair standing on end". You guessed it right, goosebumps.


HORRIPILATION

If you stand up too fast and the blood rushes to your head, making you freeze momentarily, that is because of orthostatic hypotension. You can just say head rush as well


VEISALGIA

Usually noticed on a Sunday morning by a majority of the world population, Veisalgia is simply the medical term for a hangover.



MUSCAE VOLITANTES

When you are reflecting deeply or staring keenly at something, you can see little transparent threads floating across your eye. These are little bits of protein inside the jelly of your eye.


APHTHOUS STOMATITIS

It is ironic that this term is given to a condition that actually makes speaking difficult for the person who has it. It is the medical term for canker sores, the painful small blisters inside the mouth


FASCICULATION

If you feel a small bundle of muscle fibers under your skin contract without warning, you are experiencing fasciculation. It is just a twitching of muscles and not cramps.