Patient medical notes need to be legible, and and able to be understood from one doctor to another. Medical terminology is often used to describe the patient's condition. The medical terminology is also to be learned by others working in the hospital, not just the doctors. The note from one doctor …show more content…
Terminology such as body planes, positions, regions and cavities are used to avoid getting confused when the doctor is identifying the structure and the location of the structure. For example if the patient had an injury in his or her head, the doctor would say that the patient has an injury in the “cranial cavity”.
They will usually use anatomical position to relate the injured body part to. It makes it easy to memorize new terms and makes the doctor’s job easier if he can communicate to another medical professional without confusion. If these terms had not been created, most medical professionals would spend their time in school studying all the bones and trying to figure out a relative body part to compare it to. For example if some patient came in to the hospital with a damaged lung, they would check the body midsagittal in the thoracic and abdominal cavities on both the left and right side to compare the injured lung to a normal functioning lung.
After researching, I have come to the conclusion that it is important to know this medical terminology when studying in the medical field because not only does it lower chances of confusion between you and other doctors, it also makes it easier to understand the body and explain the body and the injury to the