200 Medical Terms in English

200 Medical Terms in English

Basic Medical Terminology

Learning a new language requires learning everything that a person may need to know to be able to communicate in daily life. Many people find it difficult to interpret the names of medical tests or some details related to the diagnosis of diseases, as well as some terms that may appear in medical drug bulletins. In this article, we review some terms Specialized medical In addition to the names of several medical specialties in English, we will also list several non-specialized medical terms that we may use to describe some symptoms of diseases in English, as well as review some terms related to nursing and some dental tools and several terms related to the pharmacy in addition to some words related to care tools Personal.

Basic Medical Terminology

We start with some general translated English medical terms. We may need to use these terms either to understand the doctor's diagnosis or to describe our symptoms or medical history when talking to a doctor.

  • Abdomen
  • Abortion
  • Immunity
  • Acute
  • Acute heart failure
  • Acute inflammation
  • Acute liver infection
  • Addiction
  • Airway duct
  • Allergic reaction
  • Amnesia
  • Amputation
  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Appetite
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clotting
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood transfusion
  • Bones
  • Bone marrow
  • Cesarean section
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic 
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Coma zombie
  • Complications
  • Contagious diseases
  • Cough 
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestion
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis
  • High blood pressure
  • Influenza, flu
  • Tumor
  • Infection
  • Skin rash
  • Renal failure
  • Stethoscope
  • Stomach
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Veins
  • Runny nose recommended
  • Sneeze
  • Breathing
  • Treat 
  • Heart
  • Beat 
  • Fertility  
  • Incubation disease 
  • Choke suffocates
  • Contagious disease
  • Virus 
  • To be ill
  • Patient
  • Healthy
  • Stomach
  • Stomach ache
  • Back pain
  • Sore throat
  • Dry eye
  • Heart attack / stroke
  • Shock
  • Prescription
  • Arterial pressure

Medical specialties

It is important for the learner of English to know the names of the different medical specialties.

Especially if he wants to travel abroad, so that he can determine the name of the specialization that he needs/

He wants to visit him when he is ill, for example, or so that he can understand a sentence that contains On the name of one of these disciplines.

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Dentist
  • Dermatology clinic
  • Dermatologist  
  • Psychiatrist
  • Surgeon
  • Pediatrician/ Pediatrician
  • Gynecologist
  • Obstetricians
  • Cardiologist
  • Neurologist 
  • A doctor specializing in hematology
  • Rheumatologist specializing in joint and rheumatic diseases
  • Urologist
  • A doctor who specializes in diseases of the respiratory system, a pulmonologist
  • An English otolaryngology
  • ENT doctor (ear nose throat)
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Internist/ general internist/ doctor of internal medicine
  • Veterinarian

Medical terms for nursing

In the following list, we review some nursing tools and terminology and some tools used by the nursing staff in medical matters.

  • Autoclave  
  • Bandage 
  • First aid
  • Gloves
  • A mask  
  • Post-operative care
  • Preoperative care
  • Pulse 
  • Thermometer
  • Vaccination
  • Injection 
  • Syringe
  • Dose
  • Nurse
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Nurse
  • Vaccine
  • Dressing
  • Plaster
  • Fracture splint 

Dental tools

Dental instruments terminology and their names in English
Here are also some dental terms and some dentist tools:

  • Gingivitis 
  • Gum
  • Mouth gag
  • Wisdom tooth
  • Dental floss
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Sterilizer
  • Dental needle
  • Filling
  • Toothache
  • Mouth wash
  • Dental orthopedics
  • Dental braces

Pharmaceutical terms

This list includes some pharmaceutical terms related to drugs and their types:

  • Antacids
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Antipruritic 
  • Antipyretic
  • Antitoxin
  • Broad spectrum antibiotic
  • Extract
  • Fungicidal 
  • Hematinic
  • Locally acting drugs
  • Narrow spectrum antibiotic
  • Oral suspension
  • Psychotropic  
  • Side effect
  • Drops
  • Pills
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Syrup  
  • Ointment
  • water-soluble vitamin
  • Pharmacy / drug store (American English)= Chemist's (British English)
  • Chemist/ druggist/ pharmacist
  • Cure/drug / medicament/ medication / medicine/ remedy

Medical tests

Medical analysis terms

Analyzes and x-rays:

The language student also needs to know the meanings of the names by some analyzes and radiology in particular

And it is used in English even in Arab countries.

  • Cardiogram
  • Deep X-ray
  • Electrocardiogram
  • CT/CAT scan
  • Computerized Maxilla Tomography
  • Pregnancy test
  • RH (rhesus factor)
  • Sensitivity test
  • CBC (complete blood count)
  • Stool Analysis
  • Uric acid
  • Urine test
  • Laboratory(LAB)
  • Microscope
  • Samples
  • Red blood cells (RBCs)
  • White blood cells (WBCs)
  • Platelets
  • Bleeding time
  • Coagulation time
  • Blood groups
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Glucose
  • Random blood glucose
  • Fast blood sugar
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Parasites
  • Worms
  • Ova
  • Larvae
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Liver enzymes

Personal Care

This list includes some of the words that are used when talking about caring

Personality and personal items:

  • Razor
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb
  • Lipstick
  • Perfume
  • Shampoo
  • Healthy
  • Crutch
  • Wash
  • Bath
  • Towel
  • Shave
  • Shower
  • Soap

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