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language

 [lang´gwij]
1. the use of a meaningful pattern of vocal sounds (or corresponding written symbols) to convey thoughts and feelings, or a system of such patterns that is understood by a group of people.
2. by extension, any of various other systems of communication that use sets of discrete symbols.
3. any of numerous sets of standardized vocabulary terms for use among health care providers in a variety of settings allowing comparisons of care across populations, settings, regions, and time. There are over 30 researched standardized health care languages. Called also standardized vocabulary.
body language the expression of thoughts or emotions by means of posture or gesture.
International Sign language a sign language composed of a blending of vocabulary signs from numerous different countries, sometimes used at international meetings and events of deaf persons; formerly called Gestuno.
natural language ordinary language as used by the speakers of that language, as opposed to a language made up for a special purpose (as for use by a computer system).
nursing language any of various sets of standardized terms and definitions for use in nursing to provide standardized descriptions, labels, and definitions for expressing the phenomena of nursing; some include category groupings of terms. The American Nurses Association has recognized twelve official languages.

lan·guage

(lang'gwăj),
The use of spoken, manual, written, and other symbols to express, represent, or receive communication.
[L. lingua]

language

[lang′gwij]
Etymology: L, lingua, tongue
1 a defined set of characters that, when used alone or in combinations, form a meaningful set of words and symbols that are used for communication.
2 a unified, related set of commands or instructions that a computer can use to perform work.

clinical etiquette

Professional comportment Medical practice The components of medical practice which, in addition to ethics and competence, define what it is to be a physician
Clinical etiquette
Bedside manner Avoid easy familiarity, be attentive of Pts needs, do not eat on rounds
Dress Conservative & appropriate
Grooming Clean, neat, unobtrusive
Language Respectful, at level of audience, non-use of vulgar vernacular or demeaning appellations, discretion regarding others' condition (JAMA 1988; 260:2559)  

lan·guage

(lang'gwăj)
The use of spoken, manual, written, and other symbols to express, represent, or receive communication.
[L. lingua]

lan·guage

(lang'gwăj)
Use of spoken, manual, written, and other symbols to express, represent, or receive communication.
[L. lingua]

language,

n a defined set of characters that is used to form symbols and words and the rules and connections for combining these into meaningful communications.
language, machine,
n a language designed for interpretation and use by a computer system without translation. Also called
machine code.

Patient discussion about language

Q. what is leukemia in lay person language, what causes it, what are the symptomes, and is it cancer

A. Leukemia is cancer of white blood cells. there are about 6-7 types of Leukemia i think...i'll have to check that one out. it basically means a white blood cell got mutated and started to multiply like crazy. causes severe problems. the types defer in which part of maturation it got cancerous. i hope i helped- if you still need more information, just ask! i'm here.

Q. Do I have to speak Chinese to study Chinese medicine? I’m thinking about studying Chinese medicine next year at a local college. Do I have to study Chinese before I start studying? Will it make any difference?

A. The main language of China is Mandarin. Hong Kong is Cantonese. Tawainese people speak (duh) Tawainese and Mandarin. Then you have like hundreds of other dialects from small provinces and island. I speak Mandarin which is the official language. A lot of Chinese People speak more than one dialect.

If I was you, I would go with Mandarin because it is becoming a standard in China. (Although Cantonese is very very popular in NYC, esp in Chinatown)

There are books at Barnes and Nobles that include audio lesson and video lessons, if you don't want to take a class, you can try that.

http://mandarin.about.com/
http://in.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4E31423D4420774B&playnext=1&v=KSjpDj4s03k
http://learnchinesereviews.com/Learn-Chinese-Vocabulary-For-Family

More discussions about language
References in classic literature ?
It seems to me that the Germans could do worse than import it into their language to describe particularly tremendous explosions with.
After one short lesson in the alphabet, the student can tell how any German word is pronounced without having to ask; whereas in our language if a student should inquire of us, "What does B, O, W, spell?
For instance, those which describe lowly, peaceful, and affectionate home life; those which deal with love, in any and all forms, from mere kindly feeling and honest good will toward the passing stranger, clear up to courtship; those which deal with outdoor Nature, in its softest and loveliest aspects--with meadows and forests, and birds and flowers, the fragrance and sunshine of summer, and the moonlight of peaceful winter nights; in a word, those which deal with any and all forms of rest, respose, and peace; those also which deal with the creatures and marvels of fairyland; and lastly and chiefly, in those words which express pathos, is the language surpassingly rich and affective.
I have shown that the German language needs reforming.
These are perhaps all I could be expected to name for nothing; but there are other suggestions which I can and will make in case my proposed application shall result in my being formally employed by the government in the work of reforming the language.
Sie mu"ssen so freundlich sein, und verzeih mich die interlarding von ein oder zwei Englischer Worte, hie und da, denn ich finde dass die deutsche is not a very copious language, and so when you've really got anything to say, you've got to draw on a language that can stand the strain.
I suppose that in all languages the similarities of look and sound between words which have no similarity in meaning are a fruitful source of perplexity to the foreigner.
The two languages are so alike--how pleasant that is;
If it is to remain as it is, it ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it.
In short, "much of the decision-making regarding foreign language study is made at the local level," reports the National Association of State Boards of Education.
But the 70-year-old Sherman Oaks resident recently decided that her longing to learn a foreign language would not be soured by the series of disastrous French classes she took a half century before in college.
A wide breadth of approaches to both English and foreign language learning are represented.