Korean J Perinatol.  2007 Jun;18(2):119-124.

Comparison of Neonatal Medical Terminology between South Korea and North Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Gangneung Asan Hospital College of Medicine, Ulsan University, Gangneung, Korea. imljj@naver.com
  • 2Department of Dentistry, Gangneung Asan Hospital College of Medicine, Ulsan University, Gangneung, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study is to analyze the similarities and differences in neonatal medical terminology between South Korea and North Korea.
METHODS
This study was carried out by searching North Korean neonatal terminologies used in textbooks published in North Korea and comparing those terms with the South Korean terms used in textbooks in South Korea.
RESULTS
The North Korean terms are different from the South Korean terms in that North Korean terms adopt more from the native language. There are also some differences in the inscription of foreign language, spelling and spacing. But, there are few terms that cannot be capable of communication.
CONCLUSION
We could identify the major differences between South Korean and North Korean neonatal medical terms. We should take effort to establish unified terms by establishing more communication between both sides.

Keyword

Neonatology; Terminology

MeSH Terms

Democratic People's Republic of Korea*
Korea*
Neonatology
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