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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Philological sciences" / 2015 № 3.


S.V. Shuripa

TENDENCY OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY SYSTEMATIZATION IN KOREAN. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2015, no. 3.

UDC Index: 81’322.2

Date of publication: 13.08.2015

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Western medicine became known in Korea in the late XIX century. Then for the first time it was translated into Korean for medical textbooks, in which medical terms of Japanese pattern were used. Those terms were used in Korea until 1945. After that a movement for terms “purification and simplification” began. In the fourth edition of the dictionary of medical terms many hieroglyphic terms were replaced by native Korean words. A lot of hieroglyphic terms excluded from the fourth edition were restored in the fifth edition of the dictionary, so the process of ordering the terms led to their further complication. Currently, the issue of standardization and systematization of medical terms remains unsolved.

Key words

systematization of medical terms, western medicine, simplification, purism, five editions of medical terms dictionary

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