Medical Spanish

Medical Vocabulary in Spanish

Romanic language originating in the Iberian Peninsula

Romanic language originating in the Iberian Peninsula.

Learning medical vocabulary in Spanish is an essential part of being able to communicate effectively in healthcare settings. This unit will cover basic anatomy, common illnesses and conditions, and medical procedures.

Basic Anatomy in Spanish

Understanding the Spanish terms for major body parts and systems is the first step in medical Spanish. Here are some of the most common terms:

  • Head: Cabeza
  • Heart: Corazón
  • Lungs: Pulmones
  • Stomach: Estómago
  • Legs: Piernas
  • Arms: Brazos

Common Illnesses and Conditions

Being able to discuss common health issues in Spanish is crucial. Here are some common illnesses and conditions, along with their Spanish equivalents:

  • Flu: Gripe
  • Diabetes: Diabetes
  • Heart Disease: Enfermedad del corazón
  • Asthma: Asma
  • Cancer: Cáncer

Medical Procedures

Finally, understanding the Spanish vocabulary for common medical tests and procedures can be very helpful. Here are some examples:

  • Blood test: Análisis de sangre
  • X-ray: Radiografía
  • Surgery: Cirugía
  • Vaccination: Vacunación
  • Physical examination: Examen físico

By familiarizing yourself with these terms, you'll be better equipped to communicate in Spanish in a medical context. Remember, practice is key when learning a new language, so try to use these new terms in sentences to help them stick.