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French Translation of Commonly Used Medical Terms

Medical science is divided into numerous fields or specializations. A professional medical translator will not just have strong knowledge of languages, but of that specific medical field and the related terminologies as well.

The French language is a widely spoken Romance language which belongs to the the Indo-European family of languages, which is one of the world’s primary language families. It is the official of 29 independent countries which are, Africa, France, Canada, Madagascar, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Chad, Guinea, Rwanda, Belgium, Burundi, Benin, Haiti, Switzerland, Togo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Comoros, Luxembourg, Vanuatu, Seychelles and Monaco.

Below are French translation of common terms used in medical documents:

Medical & Pharmaceutical Industries
French Language English Language
la sante Health
la maladie illness
le mal de tete headache
la toux cough
le rhume cold
la fievre fever
l’asthme asthma
les crampes cramps
la nausee nausea
l’eruption rash
l’urgence emergency
l’attaque stroke
le diabete diabetes
le refroidissement chill
vomir vomit
l’epilepsie epilepsy
le mal d’estomac stomach ache
l’infection infection
l’allergie allergy
la tension blood pressure
la crise cardiaque heart attack
le rhume des foins hayfever
le virus virus
s’evanouir faint
la migraine migraine
le medecin doctor
le sphygmotensiometre blood pressure gauge
le stethoscope stethoscope
le rendez-vous appointment
la blessure injury
l’echarpe sling
la minerve neck brace
l’entorse sprain
la fracture fracture
la coupure cut
l’ecorchure graze
la contusion bruise
l’echarde splinter
le coup de soleil sunburn
la brulure burn
la morsure bite
la piqure sting
l’accident accident
l’hemorragie hemorrhage
l’empoisonnement poisoning
le traumatisme cranien head injury
les premiers secours first aid
la pommade ointment
le pansement adhesive bandage
le bandage bandage
les analgesiques painkillers
l’antiseptique antiseptic
les ciseaux scissors
la serviette antiseptique antiseptic wipe
l’hopital hospital
la gaze gauze
le pansement dressing
la reanimation resuscitation
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