What is Medical translation?
In general terms, medical translation is the translation of content relating to medical fields, and which requires the use of specialized terminology of the medical field concerned. In more basic terms, medical translation is translation that requires the services of a specialized translator who is highly qualified in the field concerned, and therefore has a good understanding of the subject matter and knowledge of the specialized terms and processes of this field in both the source and target languages.
The range of material one may consider as requiring medical translation is very broad and varied, and may cover areas with extremely specific content such as biology, radiography, physiology, psychology, and pathology. Translating such content is not always straightforward, and generally requires resources educated to degree level in the respected field.