Medical terms in Italian

Italian medical dictionary: Body parts in Italian

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

Knowing a few terms in Italian can help your doctor in Switzerland diagnose you.

  • Arm(s): Braccio (bracce)
  • Bladder: Vescica
  • Bone: Osso (e)
  • Blood: Sangue
  • Breast: Seno
  • Cancer: Cancro
  • Chest/breast: Petto
  • Doctor: Dottore (i)
  • Ear(s): Orecchio (orecchie)
  • Eye(s): Occhio (occhi)
  • Gums: Gengiva (e)
  • Head (ache): Testa (mal di)
  • Heart (attack): Cuore (attacco di)
  • Infection: Infezione
  • Insurance (s): Assicurazione (i)
  • Kidney(s): Rene (i)
  • Leg(s): Gamba (e)
  • Liver: Fegato
  • Lung(s): Polmone (i)
  • Mouth: Bocca
  • Inflammation: Infiammazione
  • Pain: Dolore
  • Penis: Pene
  • Rash: Eruzione cutanea
  • Sick/unwell: Malato (Malata, female)
  • Skin: Pelle
  • Stomach: Stomaco
  • Tonsils: Tonsille
  • Tooth (teeth): Dente (i)
  • Vagina: Vagina


‘Sick’ as an adjective can be male or female. So you say:

  • Lo sono malato (if you are male) = I'm sick
  • Lo sono malata (if you are female) = I'm sick


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