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13:37 Aug 14, 2006
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
Portuguese term or phrase: em nosso meio
I see this in various Brazilian medical papers written by doctors and or researchers, e.g. "a etiologia da doença é pouco conhecida em nosso meio".

Is there a recognized translation for this, or is it best to translate it as "in Brazil" or "in the xyz institution or hospital" depending on where the author's research relates to?

Thanks in advance,

Colin.
Colin Bowles
Brazil
Local time: 11:29
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3in our milieu
mariajorge
4 +1in our country/ in Brazil
Claudio Mazotti
4medical professionxxxCarla Queiro
4we (in our field)
Muriel Vasconcellos
4in our field
Muriel Vasconcellos
3in our peer group
Ivaneide
3among us in Brazil
Flavia Martins dos Santos
3in our sphere
Clauwolf


Discussion entries: 2





  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
in our sphere


Explanation:
:)

Clauwolf
Local time: 11:29
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 66
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
in our country/ in Brazil


Explanation:
that's how I usually put it...

... of these scales and the availability of valid versions in our country. ... Não temos notícia de que tenha sido traduzida e validada em nosso meio. ...
www.hcnet.usp.br/ipq/revista/r261/artigo(32).htm

Em nosso meio, são necessários estudos para avaliar as dificuldades de se implantar ... In our country, studies are necessary to assess the barriers for the ...
www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0004-27302005000400003&
script=sci_arttext&tlng=pt

... since they have been object of research in our country: leprosy, ... De fato, em revisão especializada procedida em nosso meio (Gonçalves & Gonçalves, ...
www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0102-31...

... cesárea ainda é elevada em nosso meio. ... in our country despite some efforts to decrease this. type of delivery. There is considerable variation ...
www.febrasgo.org.br/femina/femina042004.pdf

A técnica cirúrgica, há algum tempo conhecida em nosso meio, consiste em múltiplas e ... The surgical technique involved is widely known in our country. ...
www.varizes.org.br/monografia-p1.htm


Claudio Mazotti
Brazil
Works in field
Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in category: 159

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  suesimons: Yes.
3 hrs
  -> tks a lot!!!
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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
in our milieu


Explanation:
sometimes the french works... leave milieu in italic

mariajorge
Portugal
Native speaker of: Portuguese

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rhandler: It may mean hospital, city, country, etc. Good solution.
8 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Neil Stewart
2 hrs
  -> thank you

agree  Henrique Magalhaes
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33 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
among us in Brazil


Explanation:
In the sentence I gor this idea

Flavia Martins dos Santos
Brazil
Local time: 11:29
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
medical profession


Explanation:
Definition in Aurelio:
meio - Esfera social ou profissional onde se vive ou trabalha; ambiente, círculo.
I think they are talking about the medical profession as a whole. These days it is unlikely that only one country in the world would be unaware of research being conducted in other countries. Depending on the context it could also be translated as something like, there is little information available in medical literature but this would not work for the example you have given here.


xxxCarla Queiro
Local time: 11:29
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
in our field


Explanation:
I agree with Carla (and the definition she cites) that it's being used in the abstract sense;. However, I think it would be safer not to specify the exact field because the original doesn't either. My sense is that it refers to the medical specialty in question or the entire medical profession. Researchers tend to know what people are doing in their own field but not so much in other fields of medicine.

Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 07:29
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 545
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
we (in our field)


Explanation:
This is so different that I'm going to break the rules and open up a new answer. In the example cited, you could capture exactly the same meaning by turning the sentence around and saying:

"We (in our field) understand very little about the etiology of the disease"

Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 07:29
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
in our peer group


Explanation:
ja vi assim tambem

Ivaneide
Brazil
Local time: 11:29
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 15
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