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Healthcare and Medical Vocabulary in Russian

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Learning a new language opens doors to understanding not just everyday conversation but also specialized fields, such as healthcare and medicine. Whether you’re planning to travel to a Russian-speaking country, aiming to work in healthcare, or just broadening your linguistic horizons, knowing essential medical vocabulary in Russian is incredibly useful. Here are some foundational words and phrases to get you started:

Врач (Vrach) – Doctor.
Когда вы сможете записаться на приём к врачу?
(When can you make an appointment with the doctor?)

Лекарство (Lekarstvo) – Medicine.
Не забудь купить лекарство в аптеке.
(Don’t forget to buy the medicine at the pharmacy.)

Аптека (Apteka) – Pharmacy.
Я пойду в аптеку за лекарством после работы.
(I will go to the pharmacy for medicine after work.)

Больница (Bol’nitsa) – Hospital.
В случае чрезвычайной ситуации звоните в скорую помощь или едьте в ближайшую больницу.
(In case of an emergency, call an ambulance or go to the nearest hospital.)

Анализы (Analizy) – Tests/analysis.
Завтра мне нужно сдавать анализы в клинике.
(Tomorrow I need to have tests done at the clinic.)

Пациент (Patsient) – Patient.
Пациент ждёт вас в кабинете номер три.
(The patient is waiting for you in office number three.)

Диагноз (Diagnoz) – Diagnosis.
Врач поставил мне точный диагноз на прошлой неделе.
(The doctor gave me an accurate diagnosis last week.)

Лечение (Lecheniye) – Treatment.
Специалист назначил мне новое лечение.
(The specialist prescribed a new treatment for me.)

Таблетка (Tabletka) – Pill/Tablet.
Прими таблетку за 30 минут до еды.
(Take the tablet 30 minutes before eating.)

Аллергия (Allergiya) – Allergy.
У меня сильная аллергия на пыльцу.
(I have a severe allergy to pollen.)

Симптом (Simptom) – Symptom.
У вас есть какие-нибудь симптомы?
(Do you have any symptoms?)

Прививка (Privivka) – Vaccination.
Все дети должны получить прививку перед поступлением в школу.
(All children must receive a vaccination before starting school.)

Хирургия (Khirurgiya) – Surgery.
После хирургии вам потребуется время для восстановления.
(You will need time to recover after the surgery.)

Терапевт (Terapevt) – Therapist/General practitioner.
Мой терапевт порекомендовал мне дополнительные анализы.
(My therapist recommended additional tests for me.)

Рецепт (Retsept) – Prescription.
Фармацевт попросил меня показать рецепт от врача.
(The pharmacist asked me to show the doctor’s prescription.)

Череп (Cherep) – Skull.
Снимок показал трещину в черепе.
(The x-ray showed a crack in the skull.)

Кровь (Krov’) – Blood.
Для анализа мне взяли пробу крови.
(A blood sample was taken for analysis.)

These words represent just a fragment of the rich medical vocabulary available in the Russian language. Learning them will not only help in medical situations but also improve your overall language skills. Always remember that consistent practice and exposure are key to mastering a new set of vocabulary. успехов (udachi) with your studies – good luck!

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