• Jeffrey Brian Flood

The Vocabulary of Disease




Since in English most medical vocabulary comes from Latin and Greek, there are lots of words that you'll recognize.


Virus Virus

Viral Viral

Bacteria Bacteris

Bacterial Bacteriana

Infect Infectar

Infection Infeció

Infected Infectat

Epidemic Epidèmia

Epidemiologist Epidèmioleg

Epidemiology Epidemiologia

Endemic Endèmic

Pandemic Pandèmia

Disease Malaltia

Sick Malalt

Sickness Malaltia

Death La mort

Recovery Recuperació

Case Cas

Active Cases Casos Actius

Closed Cases Casos Tancats

Pharmacy Farmàcia

Pharmaceutical Farmacèutica

Pill Pastilla

Respirator Respirador

Ill Malalt

Flu Grip

Fever Febre

Pneumonia Pneumonia

Nausea Nàsees

Dry cough Tos sec

Patient Pacient

Doctor Metge

Medic Medic

Medical Medicinals

Medicine Medicina

Paramedic Paramèdic

Nurse Infermera

Hospital Hospital

Ambulance Ambulància

Emergency D’emergència

Urgent Urgent

Emergency Room Sala d’emergèncias/Urgencias

Clinic Clínica

Quarantine Quarantena

Social Distancing Distanciament Social

Trial Assaig

Clinical Trial Assaig Clínic

Vaccine Vacuna

Treatment Tractament

Symptom Símptoma

Diagnosis Diagnòstic

Test Prova

Prove Provar

Try Provar/Intentar

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