We like to think that doctors, lawyers, and programmers create terminologies out of thin air to suspend belief that they know so much and are indeed highly valued members of the society. As much as we like to believe that everything we don't understand is either evil or god, terms exist for good reasons.
I wrote this because I need to remind myself that terms are important. In pharmacy you remember a lot of $*#(% things, things that are abstract and may never be seen throughout your entire life. You DON'T want to see EVERY cases described in the Basic Pathology textbook! Rationalizing with myself brings enlightenment, and thus this post.
I shall use this simple statement to illustrate my arguments:
"He's on NSAIDs." Read more »