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Useful Spanish medical terms and body parts

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A complete list of Spanish medical terms and body parts for visiting the doctor or in an emergency in Spain. Knowing the basic medical terms and body parts in Spanish can greatly help a doctor diagnose you.

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If you need to visit a Spanish doctor, access Spanish healthcare, go to a hospital in Spain or get in touch with the public Spanish health insurance system, knowing a few Spanish medical terms and body parts will help doctors and medical specialists diagnose you better. While some Spanish medical specialists speak English, many don't.

Here is a list of important words to help you explain medical terms and body parts in Spanish, from telling your doctor where you're experiencing pain to understanding the diagnosis or what you have been prescribed.

Below is an English-Spanish medical dictionary of healthcare terms, phrases and Spanish body parts.

Medical terms in Spanish

  • Allergies – Las alergias
  • Ambulance – La ambulancia
  • Antibiotics – Los antibióticos
  • Birth – El parto
  • Blood – La sangre
  • Blood test – Un análisis de sangre
  • Cancer – Cáncer
  • Dead – Muerto/a
  • Doctor – Doctor / Medico
  • Fever – La calentura
  • Flu – La gripe
  • High blood pressure – La tension alta
  • Hospital – El hospital
  • Injection – Una inyección
  • Infection – Infección
  • Inflammation – La inflamación
  • Insurance – Seguro
  • Itching – El picor
  • Medicine – La medicina / los medicamentos
  • Nurse – El/la enfermo/a
  • Operating room – La sala de operaciones
  • Pain – La dolencia
  • Pain killer – Un analgésico
  • Patient – El/la patiente
  • Pharmacy – La farmacia
  • Private hospital – El hospital privado
  • Pregnancy – El embarazo
  • Prescription – Una receta
  • Rash – Sarpullido
  • Sick/unwell – Enfermo/a
  • Sprain – Una torcedura
  • Stroke – Un derrame cerebral
  • Surgeon – El cirujano
  • Surgery – La cirugía
  • To be sick – Vomitar
  • To break – Romper
  • To cough – Toser
  • To cure – Curar
  • To injure – Herir

Spanish medial terms

Body parts in Spanish

  • Abdomen – El vientre
  • Arm(s) – Brazo(s)
  • Back – La espalda
  • Bladder – Vesícula biliar / Vejiga
  • Bone – Hueso
  • Brain – El cerebro
  • Breast (women) – Los senos
  • Chest/breast – El pecho
  • Chin – La barba
  • Ear(s) – La(s) oreja(s)
  • Elbow – El codo
  • Eye(s) – Ojo(s)
  • Face – La cara
  • Fingers – Los dedos
  • Foot – El pie
  • Gums – Encías
  • Hair – El pelo
  • Hand – La mano
  • Head (ache) – Cabeza (dolor de cabeza)
  • Heart (attack) – Corazón (ataque al Corazón)
  • Hip – La cadera
  • Kidney – Riñón
  • Knee – La rodilla
  • Leg(s) – Pierna(s)
  • Lip – El labio
  • Liver – Hígado
  • Lung(s) – Pulmón(es)
  • Mouth – La boca
  • Neck – El cuello
  • Nerves – Los nervios
  • Nose – La nariz
  • Penis – Pene
  • Ribs – Las costillas
  • Shoulders – Los hombros
  • Skin – La piel
  • Spine – La columna
  • Stomach – Estomago
  • Thigh – El muslo
  • Throat – La garganta
  • Tonsils – Amígdalas
  • Tooth (teeth) – Diente(s)
  • Vagina – Vagina
  • Wrist – La muñeca
Spanish body parts

Spanish medical terms for emergencies and patients

  • Help! – ¡Socorro!
  • I’m sick. – Estoy enfermo(a).
  • I don't feel well. – Me siento mal.
  • I need a doctor! – ¡Necesito un médico!
  • It’s an emergency! – ¡Es una emergencia!
  • Call an ambulance! – ¡Llame una ambulancia!
  • Could you please call a doctor? – ¿Podría llamar a un médico, por favor?
  • Can the doctor come here? – ¿Puede visitarme el médico?
  • I feel nauseous. – Tengo náuseas.
  • I have an allergy. – Tengo alergia.
  • I have diarrhea. – Tengo diarrea.
  • I have a migraine. – Tengo migraña.
    • I have a virus. – Tengo un virus.   
    • I have an allergy. – Tengo una alergia.  
    • I have a bad cough. – Tengo una fuerte tos.
    • I need antibiotics. – Necesito antibióticos.
    • I need antibiotics. – Necesito jarabe para la tos.
    • I need a prescription. – Necesito una receta médica.
  • I've got a pain here. – Me duele aquí.
  • I've got a stomach ache. – Me duele el estómago.
  • I am allergic to penicillin. – Soy alérgico a penicilina.
  • Is there a pharmacy near here? – ¿Hay una botica cerca?
  • He has angina (heart trouble). – Se duele el pecho.
  • He had a heart attack three years ago. – Tuvo un infarto hace tres años.
  • Can you give me a prescription? – ¿Puede Ud. darme una receta?
  • Thank you, I feel better. – Muchas gracias, me siento mejor.

Medical terms in Spanish

Spanish medical terms from medical professionals to patients

  • How do you feel? – ¿Cómo se siente?
  • Hold your breath. – No respire.
  • Breathe deeply. – Respire profundamente.
  • Where does it hurt? – ¿Dónde le duele?
  • Do you have a fever? – ¿Tiene fiebre?
  • How long have you been feeling this way? – ¿Desde cuándo se siente así?
    • What symptoms do you have? – ¿Qué tipo de síntomas tiene?
    • Take this medicine… – Tome esta medicina…
      •  ___ times a day – ___ veces al dia
      • every ___ hours – cada ___ horas
      • dissolved in water – disuelta en agua
      • before you go to bed – antes de acostarse
      • before/after each meal – con cada/antes de cada comida
      • with each meal – con cada comida
      • after each meal – después de cada comida
      • every other day – cada tercer día, un día sí y otro no
      • with plenty of water – con mucha agua
      • Do not take this medication on an empty stomach. – No tome esta medicina con el estómago.
      • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. – No beba alcohol mientras esté tomando esta medicina.
      • Have you had any surgery? – ¿Ha tenido alguna operación/ cirugía?
      • Other hospitalisations? – ¿Alguna hospitalización?
      • Other serious illnesses? – ¿Alguna enfermedad grave?
      • Other serious injuries? – ¿Alguna herida grave?
      • Do you have allergies? – ¿Tiene alergias?
  • Is this the first time this has happened? – ¿Es la primera vez que le pasa?
  • I'm going to take your temperature and blood pressure. – Le voy a tomar la temperatura y la presión de la sangre.
  • We need to analyze a blood / stool / urine sample. – Tenemos que hacer un análisis de sangre / de heces / de orina.
  • What medicine are you taking? – ¿Qué medicación está tomando Ud?

 

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Updated 2017.

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