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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]

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]

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 ?
"What a fine thing it is to understand two different languages," he said, with a perplexed sigh.
Such "understanding" may be taken to belong to the nerves and brain, being habits which they have acquired while the language was being learnt.
Now there are more adjectives in this language than there are black cats in Switzerland, and they must all be as elaborately declined as the examples above suggested.
The Celtic languages are dying out, but they have left us something which will last so long as our literature lasts.
"There is the disadvantage of not knowing all languages," said Conseil, "or the disadvantage of not having one universal language."
THE UNION OF THE RACES AND LANGUAGES. LATIN, FRENCH, AND ENGLISH.
On the 26th day of October we arrived at the metropolis, called in their language LORBRULGRUD, or Pride of the Universe.
It meant nothing to Tarzan, of course, for he could not tell one language from another, so when he pointed to the word man which he had printed upon a piece of bark he learned from D'Arnot that it was pronounced HOMME, and in the same way he was taught to pronounce ape, SINGE and tree, ARBRE.
An anchor is a forged piece of iron, admirably adapted to its end, and technical language is an instrument wrought into perfection by ages of experience, a flawless thing for its purpose.
But it is a grievous thing to me that he should have toiled so hard to translate the Bible, and now the language and the people are gone!
Philologists have said that there are but two or three languages, properly speaking, among all the numerous tribes which formerly occupied the country that now composes the United States.
* There was no language which the Normans more formally