For all those of us who have not actually had a formal medical training and education, it becomes very difficult to actually understand the exact meaning and implications behind most of the medical terms that are used. In fact, our vocabulary probably stopped growing beyond basic high school knowledge of medicine which means the basic health classes. However, before we start criticizing people and the doctors who are the ones using these medial terms to make the world a better place, you must understand that there is actually a sequence to this. It is not exactly all gibberish. For starters, the roots of all the medical terms that we get to hear so often are actually derived from Latin and Greek, whether you have studied these languages in school or taken a course or not, you can make better your knowledge about them with a little bit of research. You can of course not become an expert instantly, but the moment you understand the basic roots of these medical terms, it will become very easy for you to have an easy grasp over the medical terms that you hear. A simple demonstration ' the term pancytopenia can be broken down into several root words. For instance, Pan stands for total and all, cyto means cells of the body and penia means deficiency. So, all those words put together of course mean a deficiency of all cells in the body. So, these root words are not that difficult to get a grasp of, all you have to do is a bit of research. All you will have to do is pick up a few and you will see that the most used and important ones are pretty much used in many of the medical terms. This is an easy way to make sense of these terms..