Professional vs Medicalese - What's the difference?

professional | medicalese |


As nouns the difference between professional and medicalese

is that professional is a person who belongs to a profession while medicalese is (informal) the jargon used by medical professionals.

As an adjective professional

is of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.

professional

English

Noun

(wikipedia professional) (en noun)
  • A person who belongs to a profession
  • A person who earns his living from a specified activity
  • An expert.
  • * 1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 97:
  • I have learned that there is a person attached to a golf club called a professional'. Find out who fills that post at the Green Meadow Club; invite the ' professional , urgently, to dine with us this evening.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
  • *
  • *:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
  • That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
  • (lb) Expert.
  • Derived terms

    * non-professional, nonprofessional * professionalism * unprofessional

    medicalese

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (informal) The jargon used by medical professionals.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=June 26, author=Dwight Garner, title=Out of the Bedroom, Into the Clinic, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Masters and Johnson wanted their work to be taken seriously, and wanted to stay a step ahead of the morality police, so they tended to write in almost comically dense medicalese . }}