“First aid kit” or “medicine box” for home use? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question What term is more widespread and suitable when we speak about box with medicines you keep at home on … Read more

Histonic cancer: Ok English? Or, Japanese English?

Histonic cancer Would this term be understood by English-speaking medical professionals? Google shows only 53 hits, and all are from Japanese or Chinese sites. If it is not natural English, perhaps someone could recommend a more natural term. Translated literally from Japanese, it would be something like “tissue-type cancer” or “organ-type cancer”. Answer Perhaps you … Read more

Patient vs. subject in clinical research

What is the difference between patients and subjects, in clinical research? I read this paper abstract: The terms “patient” and “subject” are often used interchangeably when proposing, conducting, or reporting on research. This error is not just a semantic one but also a conceptual one. Proper use of these terms is essential for all parties … Read more

Synonym for AIDS/HIV-positive?

Looking for a single word, an adjective, that means “HIV-positive” or “having AIDS”. I am especially looking for slang/informal equivalents, but open to all suggestions. Edit: I am translating a text that was written when much less was known about the disease, so the lines were blurrier. The text is also about a very marginalized … Read more

Use of medical words

When charting on a patient, and a choice is high cholesterol, should both be capitalized? Answer Neither word is a proper noun, so technically neither should be capitalized. If you want to capitalize them in “title case” (where terms exist outside of normal syntax and actually form a kind of title), go right ahead and … Read more

What does “dorsal” mean? [closed]

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information. Closed 10 years ago. I’m having trouble with the adjective “dorsal”, as different authorities have seemingly conflicting opinions. Tortora and Derrickson write in Principles of … Read more