J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2020 Aug;38(3):175-182. 10.17340/jkna.2020.3.2.

Korean Neurological Terminology

  • 1Department of Neurology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Neurology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Neurology, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 5Departments of Neurology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Experts have communicated and developed field of study through scientific terminology. However, medical terminologies are no longer used only by experts. As technology advances and society becomes more complex, the public encounter medical terminology more often. Therefore, medical experts need to revise the medical terms in simple and easy way to facilitate communication with the public. Korean Neurological Association has been make an efforts to manage the Korean terminologies in field of neurology. In this paper, we summarized principles of the use in Korean neurological terminologies, and frequently misused terms.


Medical terminology; Neurological terminology
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