Scientific Online Resource System

Conference Proceedings

Медицинската клинична tерминология - отражение на научни заблуди и дефицит в медицинското познание

Надежда Aмуджиева


The relatively limited extent of medical science in the Antiquity and the Middle ages is the reason for many mistakes that lie in the base of terminology. It is fascinating how the insufficient development of medical theory and practice has influenced a number of terms, still used today, primarily in the field of clinical science. Terms such as melancholy, hypochondria, rachitis, hysteria, etc. reveal different in nature deceptions and mistakes in the development of medicine in the past: from inconsistency in word formation to a faulty perception of the anatomic structure or etiology, as well as the essence and clinical representation of different diseases.


clinical terminology; scientific deceptions; terminological mistakes

Full Text


Арнаудова 2005: Арнаудова, П. Nova terminologia medica polyglotta et epo-nymica. Нова медицинска полиглотна и епонимна терминология на седем езика. София: Медицина и физкултура, 2005.

Николова, Колева 2004: Николова, В., И. Колева. Lingua Latina medicinalis. V допълнено и преработено издание, София, 2004.

Чернявский 1984: Чернявский, М. Н. Краткий очерк истории и проблем упорядочения медицинской терминологии. В: Энциклопедический словарь медицинских терминов в 3-х томах. Т. III. Москва: Изд. „Советская энциклопедия”, 1984, 410-425.

Epilepsy Atlas WHO 2005: Atlas: Epilepsy Care in the World. World Health Organization, 2005.; (20. 12. 2016)

Hippocrates. The sacred disease. In: The genuine works of Hippocrates. Birming-ham, AL, The Classics of Medicine Library, Gryphon Editions, 1985.

Hippocrates. The Sacred Disease. Vol. 2. London, UK: Loeb Classical Library and Harvard University Press; 1965. translated by W. H. S. Jones.

Hp. Aer. 10: Hippocrates Collected Works I. Hippocrates. W. H. S. Jones. Cam-bridge. Harvard University Press. 1868; (29.01. 2017)

Magiorkinis, Kalliopi, Diamantis 2010: Magiorkinis E, Kalliopi S, Diamantis A. Hallmarks in the history of epilepsy: epilepsy in antiquity. // Epilepsy & behavior : E&B 17 (1). January 2010. DOI:10,1016/j.yebeh.2009,10.023. с. 103 – 108; (29.01. 2017)


Font Size