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There are some smells… unique to working in healthcare. Smells that you don’t (or really shouldn’t) smell elsewhere. Once you learn what they smell like, you never truly forget.

Deal with one of them, and even when you’re home and showered, you might get the feeling you can smell it still. Even thinking about them is enough to conjure a vivid sensory memory.

Hello! I’m creating this list of latin vocab mainly to help myself revise, but also for anyone else who is premed/interested in anatomy. I tried to translate as accurately as I could, but please bear in mind my first language is not English.

body parts

  • caput - head
  • auris - ear
  • facies - face
  • nasus - nose
  • bucca - face
  • mentum - chin
  • collum, cervix - neck
  • truncus - torso
  • thorax - chest
  • venter, abdomen - abdomen
  • membrum superius - upper limb
  • brachium - shoulder
  • antebrachium - forearm
  • carpus - wrist, carpus
  • metacarpus - metacarpus
  • manus - hand
  • palma (vola) manus - palm
  • dorsum manus - back
  • digitus manus - finger
  • membrum inferius - lower limb
  • femur - thigh
  • genu - knee
  • crus - shin
  • pes - foot
  • planta pedis - sole
  • dorsum pedis - back
  • digitus pedis - toe

direction and location (torso)

  • cranialis - head, in the direction of head
  • caudalis - tail, in the direction of tail, down
  • superior - upper
  • inferior - lower
  • anterior - frontal
  • posterior - back
  • ventralis - frontal, in the direction of abdomen
  • dorsalis - back, in the direction of back
  • medialis - closer to the middle
  • lateralis - closer to the side
  • externus - outer
  • internus - inner
  • superficialis - superficial, on the surface
  • profundus - profound, deep
  • dexter - right
  • sinister - left
  • rostralis - upper, frontal

direction and location (limbs)

  • proximalis - closer to torso
  • distalis - further from torso
  • ulnaris - closer to ulna bone
  • radialis - closer to radius bone
  • palmaris - palm
  • dorsalis - back
  • tibialis - closer to tibia bone
  • fibularis - closer to fibula bone
  • pantaris - sole

body and limb movements

  • flexion - bend
  • anteflexion - bend towards front
  • retroflexion - bend towards back
  • lateroflexion - bend on the side
  • extension - stretch
  • adduction - pull towards body
  • abduction - pull away from body
  • elevation - lift
  • pronation - rotation towards inside
  • supination - rotation towards outside
  • circumduction - rotation

The source I took these from also has a list of frequently used anatomical vocab, so if you are interested I could create another post (please let me know). 

Each house as: a med speciality
  • Gryffindor: Heart surgery – Adrenaline, strong stomach, self-confidence
  • Hufflepuff: Obstetrics – Life-bringing, compassion, emotional armor
  • Ravenclaw: Psychiatry – Complexity, adaptation, creativity
  • Slytherin: Neurosurgery – Tension, precision, prestige