10 medical words you thought you knew

Commonly known as: Official medical term Etymological notes:
runny nose rhinorrhea Greek rhino- (of the nose) and -rrhoia (flow)
dry mouth xerostomiath Greek xero-(dry) andstoma (mouth)
rumbling in the stomach borborygmus Greek (same sense)
pins and needles paraesthesia Greek para- (beside, beyond, irregular) andaisthesis (sensation)
earwax cerumen Latin cera (wax)
crying lachrymation Latin lachryma (tear)
hair standing on end; goosebumps horripilation Latin horrere (to stand on end) and pilus (hair)
scab eschar Latin eschara (scar or scab)
nosebleed epistaxis Greek,  epi (upon, in addition) and staxis(dripping)
“every four hours” QQH (quarta quaque hora) Latin (see quarter and hour)

Source: Oxford Dictionaries

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