By Dr. Takácsné Tóth Emőke
Pharmaceutical Latin II. is the continuation of Pharmaceutical Latin I., the Latin coursebook written for international students of Pharmacy. The second part introduces students to the basic terminology of some body systems like the digestive and respiratory system, as well as the skin and the cardiovascular system. Greek terminology is presented through the names of the most common disorders related to the above systems, which is essential in students’ understanding of indications and contraindications as well as side effects. Action and use words also come up in connection with indications as well as the names of the Hungarian Formulae Normales preparation names, which are a must for the Pharmaceutical Technology course. Besides, the course continues to present the grammar aspects necessary for prescription reading and writing, thus it highlights the declensions not covered in the first semester, the Latin conjugation system with its non-finite forms and the use of most common prefixes in everyday Pharmacy expressions and preparation names. The main goal of the course is to make students able to read and write any prescription, especially the ones found in Formulae Normales without any difficulty.