Literally meaning: ?prematurely old?
Origin: Anc Greek
???-/pro-(= suffix denoting ?toward?, ?in front of?, ?precede?, ?before?)
In 1886,the English surgeon and pathologist Dr Jonathan Hutchinson (1828 ?1913) presented a case of a 3-year-old boy who had features resempling those of an enderly man. In 1887 nglish surgeon, Dr Hasting Gilford (1861-1941) described the second known case of this particular syndrome and he coined the term ?progeria? in order to describe his findings.
Progeria (or "Hutchinson?Gilford Progeria Syndrome?) is a rare genetic disease characterised by symptoms resembling with normal human aging. The disese is caused mainly by mutations affecting lamin-A protein.
Term: syndromeLiterally meaning: ?running together?Origin: Anc Greek????????/syndrome(=concourse)???-/syn-(=prefix meaning ?along with?, ?together?)+??????/dromos(= road, street, course) > ???????/dedroma(=past perfect...
Term: rabdomyolysis Literally meaning: ?desrtuction of skeletal (striated) muscle? Origin: Anc Greek??????/rabdos(=rod, stripe, stick)+???-/myo-(=combining form meaning muscle) >???/mys/(=muscle) >???/myo(=enclosed like the muscle inside body...
Term: philtrum Literally meaning: ?spot of affection?Origin: Anc Greek???????/philtron(=philtrum, love potion) > ?????/phileo(=kiss, love)Coined/HistoryEtymology of the term derived by Ancient Greeks belief that the philtrum is of the most erogenous...
Term: preclinicalLiterally meaning: ?before symptoms? Origin: Anc Greek???-/pro-(= suffix denoting ?toward?, ?in front of?, ?precede?, ?before?) +?????/clini(=bed) > ????????/clinicos=clinic (adj)Coined/HistoryDefinitionPreclinical (adj) is pertaining...
Term diabetes Literally meaning: "to pass through " Origin: Ancient Greek ???/dia (=through) + ???????/venein(=to go) Coined: Aretaeus the Cappadocian, physician of Alexandria, in 2cen, used this term in order to describe the...