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Can you translate these medical terms into common English?
The answers could be a phrase or a single word
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Last updated: October 25, 2019
First submittedJune 9, 2014
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Medical Term
Common Term
Contusion
Bruise
Halitosis
Bad breath
Rhinoplasty
Nose job
Coccyx
Tailbone
Conjunctivitis
Pink eye
Myocardial Infarction
Heart attack
Clavicle
Collar bone
Alopecia
Hair loss
Varicella
Chicken pox
Leukocyte
White blood cell
Medical Term
Common Term
Neoplasm
Tumor
Hypoglycemia
Low blood sugar
Mandible
Lower jaw
Umbilicus
Belly button
Laryngeal Prominence
Adam's apple
Incisors
Front teeth
Plantar Aspect
Sole
Dyspepsia
Indigestion
Myalgia
Muscle pain
Hypertension
High blood pressure
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Level 48
Jun 23, 2014
Couldn't you count wishbone as "clavicle?" Thanks for a great quiz.
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Level 70
Sep 14, 2016
Username-to-question correlation is poor.
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Level 32
May 18, 2017
Ironic username is ironic.
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Level 71
Apr 14, 2020
*ding*
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
are you a chicken?
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Level 76
Nov 8, 2019
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English: Wishbone - a forked bone (the furcula) between the neck and breast of a bird. According to a popular custom, this bone from a cooked bird is broken by two people and the holder of the longer portion is then entitled to make a wish.
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Level 48
Apr 23, 2020
*Ironic Username Alert*
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Level 33
Jun 23, 2014
Should have gotten more, but I wasn't thinking.
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Level 71
Mar 22, 2017
Wonder you got any!
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Level 69
Jun 26, 2014
Darn, I was sure I had typed "white blood cell".... I probably forgot the 'blood' part. Varicella was the biggest challenge among the ones I got, since "varicelle" is the actual (and only) correct name in French.... had to think for a while what English people usually called it! I didn't know "varicella" existed in English at all.
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2014
I always heard it as "herpes varicella" before. I once got in trouble for writing "chicken herpes" on someone's triage papers when they were presenting with symptoms of chicken pox.
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Level 47
Jun 26, 2014
I got only 4, but chicken pox was one of them. Happy! :D
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Level 78
Jun 26, 2014
Stomach ache for Dyspepsia?
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Level 45
Jun 26, 2014
I put "upset stomach" at first which is pretty much the same as indigestion too.
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2014
Added those two as accepted type-ins.
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Level 81
Jun 26, 2014
Thanks for that. I went with "bad digestion", which basicly is "indigestion", but my problem was not knowing the proper term. Lucky that "stomach ache" worked even though it's not quite the same thing.
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Level 49
Jan 15, 2015
I called it heart burn and it was correct.. lol
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2015
Honestly, I don't think you should accept upset stomach, since that means nausea, which is a TOTALLY different bird than indigestion.
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2016
Reflux?
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Level 60
Jun 27, 2014
Shoulder blade should count as clavicle, eye infection should count for conjunctivitis and anything along the lines of base of spine, lower spine etc for coccyx
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Level 77
Jun 28, 2014
Scapula, not clavicle, is the medical term for shoulder blade.
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Level 55
Jul 4, 2014
I think those are a little too dumb.
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Level 27
Jun 27, 2014
Didn't know how to "dumb down" a clavicle haha...
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Level 50
Jul 17, 2014
The clavicle is actually the wishbone in chickens. Imagine two cannibals with a giant wishbone!
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Level 68
Sep 1, 2014
Please accept muscle ache for muscle pain.
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Level 60
Jul 5, 2019
and sore muscles!
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2021
Agree
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Level 27
Jan 23, 2015
I wrote muscle soreness instead of muscle pain -_-'
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2022
same!
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Level 63
Sep 12, 2015
Great quiz! Thank you for this!
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Level 69
Feb 27, 2016
Should accept 'Nose surgery' or 'Nose plastic surgery' for Rhinoplasty.
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Level 48
Sep 17, 2016
Agreed! I tried both of those but couldn't think of "nose job" haha
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Level 43
Sep 10, 2016
Tried a dozen variations for Alopecia. Time murderer.
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Level 63
Sep 14, 2016
great one thanks
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Level 60
Sep 14, 2016
I tried every version of "bottom of the foot" except "sole." DERP.
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Level 51
Sep 14, 2016
Never heard of "pink eye" is it American English? Rabbits have pink eyes,eye infection should be accepted as this is what it is,surely?
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Level 57
Sep 20, 2016
You can clear a room in America at the mention of Pink Eye. It's the yucky worst of eye infections.
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Level 78
Oct 3, 2018
In Britain and Australia we’d call it red eye. It took me a moment to think of pink eye too!
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Level 76
Nov 14, 2018
I've always just heard it called conjunctivitis in Britain. Never heard red-eye used.
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Level ∞
Oct 25, 2019
Red eye will work now.
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Level 67
Jan 27, 2020
Isnt red eye when you have jetlag from a long flight?
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2021
Yes, you are right, there is the term 'red-eye flight' often shortened to 'red-eye', which is an overnight flight.
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2022
We just call it conjunctivitis in NZ.
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Level 60
Jan 28, 2020
I totally agree, busby - never heard of pink eye (or red eye, other than in the context of an overnight flight) - the only thing I could think of was eye infection - even inflammation of the conjunctiva wouldn't work (Yeah, I know - not totally dumbing down there!)
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Level 36
Sep 14, 2016
Typed nose surgery :l Knew it had to do with nose plastic surgery...
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Level 44
Sep 17, 2016
Only missed tumour. My years of reading medical books for fun paid off! (I would have actually gone into medicine, but my math was too piss-poor for almost any field and my parents were too piss-poor for university tuition. So much for "I wanna be a doctor when I grow up!" :P)
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Level 71
Dec 21, 2016
I think you mean 'Urinary Retention'.
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Level 57
Sep 20, 2016
I spelled 'soul' instead of 'sole' and couldn't understand why it wasn't working.
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2018
Reminds me of Robin Williams talking to the basketball player in Flubber--"Excuse me, can I see your sole?"
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Level 21
Dec 21, 2016
Please Edit - I tried writing Nose Surgery, Nose Repair, and various other forms for Nose Job... Please update to include! Otherwise, great quiz.
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Level 42
Sep 28, 2017
I could not think of the word "sole". I typed "bottom of foot" and variations of that. Ha
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Level 65
Nov 14, 2018
I tried "low sugar", "low glucose", and "low blood glucose", but not "low blood sugar" for hypoglycemia. Thought sure I tried low blood sugar, too...
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
only missed the worst 3 answers, not bad, espacially since I hadnt heard of any of them ( the translations of them were familiar though)
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Level 40
Jan 18, 2019
"pain" should not be an acceptable answer for myalgia. Myalgia is specifically "muscle pain".
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Level 73
Dec 22, 2019
So neoplasm and pleonasm are both words
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2020
Please accept WBC and Muscular pain
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2020
It's naht a neoplahsim!!
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Level 47
Jan 27, 2020
Low sugar should be acceptable for hypoglycemia..
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2020
eye infection for conjunctivitis?
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Level 43
Jan 27, 2020
this is the first quiz ive ever taken where i got 0...
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Level 29
Jan 30, 2020
Nice quiz , thanks! That said, if "pain" is enough for "myalgia" (which it shouldn't, I feel), then shouldn't "white cell" suffice for "leukocyte"?
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2022
"White cell" is also pretty common and ought to be accepted.
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Level 61
Oct 29, 2020
Did you know that Pepsi's name comes from dyspepsia? It was originally marketed as an aid for indigestion.
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Level 69
Jul 29, 2022
As a french speaking person, it was quite hard, because we use mostly the medical term in french, even in the everyday life
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Level 40
Jul 29, 2022
I think 'foot bottom' or 'bottom of foot' should be accepted
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Level 63
Jul 29, 2022
I have never heard conjunctivitis or hypoglycaemia called anything but those names.
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Level 46
Jul 30, 2022
Accept "sore muscle"?
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Level 61
Jul 30, 2022
Please allow tummy button for belly button. It's the usual term in UK English
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Level 55
Jul 30, 2022
Have never heard conjunctivitis called 'pink eye' always called conjunctivitis.
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2022
Really? You've never heard of pink eye?