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Glossary

This glossary is designed to help you to understand what is said at meetings, forums and groups you are involved with.

You will find alphabetical listings of common terms you hear referred to by healthcare professionals and in reports.

You will also find hints on understanding complex medical terms.

How to use the glossary

Words with capital letters are listed individually to allow further understanding.

You will find alphabetical listings of common terms and hints to understanding more complex medical terms.

You can search all pages using Ctrl + F.

General medical

Explanations of general healthcare terms relevant to chest heart and stroke illness.

Medical abbreviations

List of prefixes (beginnings of the word) which can help you to understand complex medical terms.

Chest terms

Explanations of the terms used to discuss or describe chest illness.

Heart terms

Explanations of the terms used to discuss or describeheart illness.

Stroke terms

Explanations of the terms used to discuss or describe stroke illness.

Organisational terms

Explanations of the main terms used to describe healthcare organisations relevant in Scotland.

Financial terms

Explanations of some common financial terms used in relation to healthcare.

NHS staff terms

Explanations of the main terms used to describe healthcare professionals relevant to chest heart and stroke illness.

Further information

Your feedback and suggestions glossary are most welcome.

You can download the glossary (see Related documents) or you can request a hard copy from our publications department.


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