What are the most common medical terms?

Some of our vocabulary lessons are for fun; others are serious. This is a serious one. Wherever you go, jobs in the medical field are some of the easiest to get for speakers of English as a second language. But you must make sure you know the terminology – very often, even outside of the English-speaking world, the language of medicine is English, and hospitals in some countries have days of the week when they try to communicate in English as much as possible.

Watch this video to discover the most common medical terms in a quick and fun way (visual & audio).

Who needs medical terminology?

Medical terminology is used every day throughout the healthcare industry by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants, and medical administrators.

Medical terminology is also used by medical billing specialists and medical coders as well as insurance companies to document conditions, process claims, and enable patients to apply for their insurance coverage.

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