Aspects of Algerian Medical Translation

  • Nassima BENCHABANE University of Mentouri Constantine


The aim of this article is to throw light on some aspects of the English-Arabic Medical translation which belong to the most significant area of difficulty met by the Algerian university students, especially in terms of style and terminology. It also attempts to draw attention to some Algerian students’ misconceptions related to the translation of English Medical texts into Arabic.

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Nassima BENCHABANE، University of Mentouri Constantine
Faculty of Letters and Languages, Department of English


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-Electrocardiogram: a graphic tracing showing the variations in electric force which trigger the contractions of the heart: it is used in the diagnosis of heart disease. Webster's New World College Dictionary 2009

-Acetylcholine: A white crystalline derivative of choline that is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses in the body.Webster's New World College Dictionary 2009

-Membrane:A thin, pliable layer of tissue covering surfaces or separating or connecting regions, structures, or organs of an animal or a plant

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BENCHABANEN. (2015). Aspects of Algerian Medical Translation. مجلة العلوم الإنسانية, (44), 91-97. استرجع في من