healthhospital, nambulance, n drug-store, n
centers surgery, nemergency, n maternity home
polyclinic, nchemist’s, n nursing center
to take to the hospital waiting room ward
medical record (card) patient’s file to be admitted to a hospital to be discharged from a hospital urgent call
to call an ambulance stretcher emergency case
examination couch instrument table
indispositiondisease, n injury, n
illness, nmalady, n
sickness, nailment, n
be in poor / no / critical condition
be unfit for something
be weakened / indisposed
a bout of depression
(non) communicable diseases
(in)curable, catching, contagious diseases
Pneumonia is a chest disease, which makes breathing very difficult
organslung, nstomach, nback, n
of bodyheart, nbelly, nbackbone, n
liver, nintestine(s), nside, n
kidney, nskin, nankle, nchest, nlimb, nknee, n
breast, njoint, nbowels, n
brain, windpipe vein
artery bronchus lung
gullet bladder blood circulation
nervous system muscle
Mark has broken his arm. His knee is also damaged.
medicinesdrug, nmixture, nantibiotic, n
pill, ndrops, nantiseptic, n
capsule, nointment, nanesthetic, n
tablet, ncream, npain killer
powder, niodine, nmedical herb
extract, ngargle, ntranquilizer, n
make up a medicine take a medicine (for)
a tablespoonful , a teaspoonful,
take this pills three times a day, every two hours , after / before meals, on an empty stomach
to take for a headache/cough/ a cold
to apply a mustard plaster to be inoculated against
to put a dressing to put a hot water bottle( to)
to remove the bandage
You much take these tablets to reduce the inflammation.
You can only get this ointment on prescription.
medicalbandage, n heating pad stethoscope, n
appliancessyringe, n plaster, n cotton-wool, n
thermometer, n injection, n inhalation, n
to give a shot ( injection )
The doctor protected the wound from the air by putting a bandage over it.
symptomspain, n sore eyes running nose
chest ~ sore throat shiver, n
ache, n sore back vomit, n
stomach ~ swollen ear diarrhea, n
headache, n insomnia, dizziness, n
earache, n fainting, n giddiness, n
temperature, n bleeding, n sleepiness, n
fever, n cough, n fatigue, n
inflammation, n sneezing, n rash, n
My throat is store. It hurts to swallow.
complaintsfeel bad / sick / ill / dizzy / giddy / feverish / faint
fall ill / be taken ill
suffer from, v
complain of / about, v
have / develop pain in kidneys / liver / stomach
have a sore throat / headache / temperature/high blood pressure
catch cold / have a cold
fall over, v
pill a muscle
twist one’s ankle
have a heart attack
have poor vision
to have pain in the stomach
have a runny / stuffed-up nose /clogged nose
have a nervous breakdown
be depressed / tired
lose appetite / voice
have a chill
be near / far sighted
I’m allergic to odors.It hurts me to move.
I have a high blood pressure.My eyes itch.
My ear aches.What shall I take for it?
diseases flu / influenza, nheart disease blood pressure
tonsillitis, n hay fever, n appendicitis, n
quinsy, nfood poisoning AIDS, n
sore throatindigestion, n cancer, n
grippe, n sun-stroke, n allergy, n
catarrh, nchest infection pneumonia, n
asthma, near infection the measles, n
He was suffering from chronic appendicitis.
My appendix is causing me trouble again.
doctor’s test / take blood pressure do X-ray
activity examine / feel the pulse do blood test
sound the chest / hearth / lungs remove tonsils
pull / take out a tooth operate, v
make / give an injection treat, v
to write out a prescription to write out a sickleave
cure, v to cure smb. of smth. to be operated on /for
to have the mixture made up
The doctor arranged for me a complete series of tests.
He gave me an injection to relieve the pain.
patient’s strip to the waist take the shirt off
activity spread fingers inhale, v
stretch arms exhale,
to be prescribed to a diet to stay in bed
to undergo an operation to gargle to bare an arm
to complain of smth. to have after-effects
to have the symptoms of
follow the directions of the doctor
Before going to the doctor you should make an appointment.
prescriptions prescribe an injection
apply the ointment/drops
rub the cream
wear glasses / contact lenses
stay from work
put a bandage / plaster on
have an operation
stay in bed for some time
be on a sick list
take a hot water bottle/bag
consult a doctor
do blood transfusion
take more exercise
The doctor prescribed an antibiotic to the sick man.
How should the medicine be taken? On an empty stomach? After / before a meal?
How do I take this medicine? How often / how much should I take it?
How long is your sick-leave?
At the dentist’s
To make an appointment with a dentist for a check up, for a dental care
instrument tray dentures set of false teeth
drill bridge crown
seat porcelain tooth filling
extraction forceps to have one’s tooth treated
to be loose to fit on a crown/bridge
to pull out (remove, extract) a tooth
To have one’s tooth stopped/filled
general practitioner (GP)
This surgeon operated on my leg last year.
PROVERBS AND SAYINGS
An apple a day keeps a doctor away.
Sound mind in a sound body.
Health is better than wealth.
Prevention is better than cure.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Health is not valued till sickness comes
Take turn for a better /worse
A man’s health is failing.
A man’s health is picking up.
He is doing well, he is on the mend, he is over the worst/
Get over the/ an illness.
To ruin one’ s health.
Feel /be/ look/ washed out.
Feel /be/ look/ run down.
Run /be running a temperature.