Health Vocabulary, Definition and Examples

English Health and Medical Words Vocabulary, Definition and Examples


English Health and Medical Words Vocabulary, Definition and Examples

Health Vocabulary

In this article, we will provide information on health vocabulary. Such words will help you to comfortably write about health-related issues or to talk about health-related issues in a possible test. These topics can also help you read in case of a possible illness or discomfort. Let’s take a closer look at the health vocabulary examples;

Abduction: Movement of all or part of the arm or leg from the vertical axis of the body.

Abscess: It is the accumulation of pus in one place. It is a body’s response to bacterial infections. Abscess formed in a tissue or organ anywhere on the body, manifests itself by creating pain, redness and swelling. Some abscesses open out and flow automatically.

Antibody: By the immune system of multicellular animal organisms; They are molecules in the structure of the glycoprotein developed against organic structures that do not belong to their own organisms.

Antibiotic: Medicines used to treat infectious diseases.


Amputation: Removal of the arm or leg or any part of the body.

Acupressure: Acupressure is a treatment performed by stimulating acupuncture points by pressure. Although it is a long-eastern treatment, it has become well known and widespread in the world in recent years.

Acupuncture: It is a treatment method that provides stimulation of some parts of the human body by using a needle.

Botox: Botox shows its effect by preventing the release of substances that transmit at the nerve endings and stopping the transmission between the nerves and the organs reached by the nerves. Stopping nerve conduction causes the functions of the organ that the nerve reaches to decrease or disappear completely. Botox’s mechanism of action is used in many areas in medicine.

Dry mouth: Dry mouth is a moisture-free and uncomfortable condition of the mouth environment due to insufficient saliva secretion. Dry mouth causes the ecological balance of the oral region to deteriorate, the associated dental and gum disease to occur, and at the same time, to not taste the food and drink of the person and thus negatively affect the quality of life of the person.

Myeloma: Tumor originating from the bone marrow.


Narcissism: In psychoanalysis, a person’s sexual desire (libido) turns to himself; excessive loving self.

Menstrual Vision: Blood from the vagina once a month, from puberty to menopause in women.

Menstrual Pain: Discomfort and cramp-like pain that occurs in the groin during or just before menstrual bleeding is called dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea is examined in two ways, primary and secondary.

Obesity: It is a disease that occurs as a result of excessive fat accumulation in the body and must be treated.

Polyp: It is a benign small urine originating from the layer called mucosa covering the inner face of the organs and body cavities.

Sexual Dysfunctions: It can be expressed as decreased sexual desire, decreased frequency of sexual intercourse, poor sexual perception, or poor desire. When questioned, one finds that thoughts or fantasies about sexuality are absent or scarce, there is little awareness of sexual stimuli and little interest in initiating a sexual experience.

Tonsil: It is the body part at the beginning of the respiratory and digestive tract.