Food Analogies can help Teach Medicine

July 10, 2014 5:54 PM

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Medical jargon can be difficult to understand and learn, which is why medical professionals often use food analogies when describing certain health conditions. In a new article, researchers reported that using food to help describe medical terms could ease the learning process for medical students. The report listed 46 popular medical terms that are related to food.

"The non-medical reader may perceive this usage variably as amusing, bizarre or even revolting," lead author of the report, Ritu Lakhtakia, a pathologist at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman said to USA Today. "These metaphors at no stage belittle the patient's suffering. They are aimed at impr...

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