German medical dictionary: Body parts in German

German medical dictionary: Body parts in German

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Here is a short list of German medical terms that could come in handy when you have a doctor's appointment.

If you have to go to the doctor and speak German, knowing a few medical German terms can help the doctor better diagnose you.

At the doctor: Body parts in German

  • Arm(s): Arm(e)
  • Bladder: Blase
  • Bone: Knochen
  • Blood: Blut
  • Breast: Brust or busen (boobs)
  • Cancer: Krebs
  • Chest/breast: Brust
  • Doctor: Arzt / Ärztin / Doktor
  • Ear(s): Ohr(en)
  • Eye(s): Auge(n)
  • Gums: Zahnfleisch
  • Head (ache): Kopf (schmerzen)
  • Heart (attack): Herz (infarkt / anfall)
  • Infection: Infektion
  • Insurance(s): Versicherung(en)
  • Kidney(s): Niere(n)
  • Leg(s): Bein(e)
  • Liver - Leber
  • Lung(s): Lunge(n)
  • Mouth: Mund (Münder)
  • Inflammation: Entzündung
  • Pain: Schmerzen
  • Penis: Penis
  • Rash: Hautausschlag
  • Sick/unwell: Krank / unwohl
  • Skin: Haut
  • Stomach: Magen
  • Tonsils: Mandeln
  • Tooth (teeth): Zahn (Zähne)
  • Vagina: Vagina


Please note that German nouns are always capitalised. For online dictionaries, you can go here and here.

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