The English Corner 13 June

Posted Date : 13-Jun-2018

General Medical Experts
There are different types of doctors who treat various medical conditions according to their specialization.
Brain/Nervous System
Clinical Neurophysiologist ~ Diagnoses conditions and disorders affecting the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system with the help of electrophysiological tests.
Neurosurgeon ~ Treats diseases and condition of central and peripheral nervous system including the brain.
Pediatric Neurosurgeon ~ Provides surgical medical assistance to treat diseases or disorders of the nervous system in children.

An idiom a day, keeps  confusion away 
Beside the point
If something is beside the point, it's not relevant to the matter being discussed or considered.
Clean bill of health
If something or someone has a clean bill of health, then there's nothing wrong; everything's fine.
Double whammy
A double whammy is when something causes two problems at the same time, or when two setbacks occur at the same time.

A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
Toilet, flush: Product of Minoan civilization, Crete, c. 2000 B.C. Alleged invention by "Thomas Crapper" is untrue.
Tractor: Benjamin Holt, U.S., 1900.

Names for Names
teknonymy    the naming of the parent from         the child
toponym    place name derived from geo            graphical feature
trionym        name consisting of three words
        These words contain the root             "nym", which comes from the             Greek onoma, a name

Buzz Words
Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
Trashion: Blend of 'trash' and 'fashion'. Fashionable items created from old, used and recycled elements.
Trekkie :A fan of the TV science fiction series Star Trek.

Each word with a suffix 'ism' represents a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system.
physitheism    attribution of physical form and         attributes to deities
pluralism    belief that reality consists of sev        eral kinds or entities
positivism    doctrine that that which is not             observable is not knowable
pragmatism    doctrine emphasizing practical         value of philosophy

Economics Terminology  
Determinants of supply - Factors that influence producer decisions about goods, services, or resources.  
Distribution - The manner in which total output and income is distributed among individuals or factors (e.g., the distribution of income between labor and capital).  
Division of labor -  The process whereby workers perform only a single or a very few steps of a major production task (as when working on an assembly line.)  

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