Interesting Stories Hidden in Medical Vocabulary (Anatomy)

1. Achilles Tendon)

Of all the medical vocabulary stories, The most famous first choice, Achilles, Achilles, the son of Peleu and Thetis, the goddess of the sea, was carried upside down and soaked in the Styx River from birth. The water of the Styx makes people invulnerable, Only the part where the heel is carried becomes a weakness. He became the first god of war in Greek mythology. Achilles was brave in the Trojan War. Kill the first warrior, Hector, But Paris shot him in the heel with an arrow and died. In this position, The anatomical Achilles tendon, Achilles Tendon’s place. 3. Fibula, the bone in the gastrocnemius muscle, It’s called fibula, The English name is Fibula. Latin Fibulae means brooch. The tibia and fibula of the lower leg look like this brooch. One coarse and one fine, Together, So Fibulae also means fibula. 4. In the anatomy of the first cervical spine (Atlas), besides the famous Achilles Achilles tendon from Greek mythology, The first cervical vertebra, Also known as the atlas, Atlas, It is also from Greek mythology. Atlas Hercules was punished by Zeus for holding a round celestial sphere with his shoulder and arm all his life. The first cervical spine holds our heads like Atlas Hercules. Therefore, the first cervical spine is called Atlas. 5. Sacrum, Greek Sacrum, It means sacred, Sacred meaning. One is that the sacrum looks like Jesus on the cross. It indicates sanctity. Another argument is that the ancients found that only this bone did not disperse after death. Therefore, it is considered sacred. Therefore, the sacrum is called Sacrum. 6. Gladiolus. Anyone who has seen the movie [Gladiator] knows that gladiator is Gladiator in English. Because the favorite dagger used by the Roman army is called Gladius. Is the main part of the sternum in the middle of our chest very similar to this sword? Therefore, the sternum body is called Gladiolus. In addition, the English of gladiolus is also Gladiolus. If you don’t pay attention to it, see if it is very similar. 7. Bursa of joint (Bursa) Bursa comes from Greek b ú rsa, A sheepskin bag filled with wine, The Latin word purse (which everyone should know, Wallet, small bag). Like this sheepskin bag containing wine, Anatomical opening is a transparent [skin] with a bag of [water] inside, much like bursa. It seems that ancient Greek anatomists liked drinking. 8. Aorta Hippocrates used Aorta to refer to trachea, taken from Greek aer (air) and tepeo (hanging). Later Aristotle changed it to describe aorta. One is because there is an ancient Greek knife called Aorta, whose handle is bent like aortic arch. On the other hand, he took the Greek word Aortemei (hanging), Because the aorta hangs the heart. I agree with the first statement, How cool this knife is. 9. The word carotid comes from the ancient Greek word Karosis. The ancient Greeks discovered that oppression of the carotid arteries on both sides, Stimulation of the carotid sinus causes loss of consciousness, They use this method to make animals unconscious, This method is called karoun. Therefore, The carotid artery is called Karotid, It later evolved into carotid. 10. The two-valve hat worn by the Archbishop of Mitral Valve is called Bishops Mitre. Also spelled Miter, In the middle. Early anatomists found that the mitral valve of the left heart is very much like the bishop’s hat. So the mitral valve was named Mitral Valve, Also known as the mitral valve. 11. Pituitary Gland in ancient Greek, Snot is called Pituita (modern English phlegm, Sticky sputum). By dissection, They found that near above the sinuses, There is a small clear structure in the center of the brain. Because of their proximity, They take it for granted that this is the source of nasal mucus. So linking this place to Pituita, It’s called the pituitary gland. But it’s actually the pituitary gland, It has nothing to do with the source of nasal mucus. 12. Abdominal wall varicose veins (Medusae) Medusa, Medusae, It’s a banshee in Greek mythology. No hair, But it’s full of snakes. Ordinary people turn her into stone at a glance. The common abdominal wall varicose veins in patients with liver cirrhosis are called Caput Medusae (Medusae’s head). It makes people shudder to think about it. Take a look at the rocks. Jellyfish are also called Medusae. Bibi, it seems that you know why. 13. Subarachnoid Hemorhage the most common subarachnoid hemorrhage is Subarachnoid Hemorhage in English. Arachnoidmater is Arachnoidmater. In Greek mythology, Arachne is a civilian. But boasted that her textile skills surpassed those of the goddess Athena. When Athena saw that her works really surpassed her and did not respect God, she was furious and turned her into a spider and punished her for spinning forever. Ancient Greek anatomists found that the inner layer of meninges looked like a spider web, so they named it Arachnoid.