Portuguese 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.

Portuguese belongs to the West Romance family of languages. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe, and, is the co-official language in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China. Other widely spoken Western Romance languages are Spanish, French and Catalan. Portuguese is regarded as the sixth most spoken native language in the world and the most spoken language in South America. Besides the above mentioned countries Portuguese is also spoken by immigrant population in many countries such as, Andorra, Bermuda, Canada, France, Japan, Jersey, Namibia, Paraguay, Macau, Switzerland, Venezuela and United States.

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

Medical & Pharmaceutical Industries
Portuguese Language English Language
a saude Health
a dor de cabeca headache
a febre fever
as colicas cramps
a nausea nausea
o AVC stroke
a diabetes diabetes
a epilepsia epilepsy
a infeccao infection
a alergia allergy
a tensao arterial blood pressure
o enfarte do miocardio heart attack
o virus virus
desmaiar faint
a enxaqueca migraine
o medico doctor
o medidor de tensao arterial blood pressure gauge
o estetoscopio stethoscope
o termometro thermometer
a ligadura triangular de suporte sling
a entorse sprain
a fractura fracture
o corte cut
o arranhao graze
a queimadura burn
a picada sting
o acidente accident
a hemorragia hemorrhage
a bolha blister
a emergencia emergency
o ferimento na cabeca head injury
os primeiros socorros first aid
a pomada ointment
o penso rapido adhesive bandage
os analgesicos painkillers
o anti-septico antiseptic
a toalhita anti-septica antiseptic wipe
o adesivo adhesive tape
a tala splint
a reanimacao resuscitation
o hospital hospital
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