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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

acopia

It means inability to cope and it usually refers to coping with life mrgreen.

In medicine, we learned many Latin and Greek words and this represent the fundamental vocabulary among health professionals.
a+verb(in Latin or Greek)+a = inability or loss of description of the verb
Example
  1. apraxia - loss of the ability to execute or carry out learned purposeful movements
  2. agnosia - inability to smell
  3. agraphia - inability to write
  4. ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
  5. agnosia - inability to recognize and identify objects or persons despite having knowledge of the characteristics of those objects or persons
  6. alopecia - loss of scalp hair
  7. anaesthesia - Loss of feeling or awareness
  8. aphasia - loss of the ability to produce and/or comprehend language
When I first read the diagnosis of acopia, I was perplexed and unable to understand the meaning of the word. Theoretically, it is not a medical disorder. It is a description of what is happening to the patient. In fact, the word of acopia can be used to various medical disorders and thus it lacks sensitivity or specificity.

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2 comments:

nihas said...

new look ya doc...ancient? desert concept? hihihi...

Hafiz said...

@nihas, yes, new layout but not mine though. Perhaps the concept in the current layout is burned paper :)