2.5.7 Treat disease

Use this domain for words related to the treatment of disease and injury.

OMC Codes: 
742 Medical Research
751 Preventive Medicine
757 Medical Therapy
758 Medical Care
  • What words refer to treating someone who is sick or injured?
    give someone treatment, treat, treatment, medical treatment, therapy, therapeutic, medical procedure, rehabilitation, medical aid, first aid, go to the aid of,
  • What words refer to taking care of someone who is sick?
    care for (a patient), nurse (a patient), nurse back to health, look after, hospice care
  • What words refer to treating a disease?
    treat a disease, arrest (the spread of a disease),
  • What words refer to a particular type of treatment?
    resuscitate, acupuncture, blood transfusion,
  • What words refer to treating a wound?
    clean/cleanse a wound, bandage, Band-Aid, compress, dress (a wound), dressing, tourniquet,
  • What words refer to treating a broken bone?
    set a bone, reduce a dislocation, cast, splint, crutches, cane, plaster, sling, brace,
  • What words refer to surgery?
    surgery, surgical, operate, operation, perform an operation, have an operation, major surgery, minor surgery, operating theater, operating table, amputate, implant, transplant, inoperable, incision, stitch, suture, sew up, scalpel,
  • What words refer to treating pain?
    alleviate, ease, anesthesia, anesthetic, general anesthesia, local anesthesia, anesthetize,
  • What words refer to things are done to treat disease?
    radiation, scan,
  • What words refer to trying to find out what is wrong with a sick person?
    diagnose, prognosis, draw/take a sample, examine a patient, take an x-ray, do a test, test for, lab report, take someone's temperature, take someone's blood pressure, take someone's pulse, check-up, take a sample, specimen,
  • What words refer to telling a sick person what to do in order to get well?
    prescribe, prescription,
  • What words refer to curing someone?
    cure, make someone better, heal, fix, healing, rehabilitate,
  • What words refer to something that cures someone?
    cure (n), remedy, antidote, curative,
  • What equipment is used to treat illness?
    stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, scalpel, catheter, forceps, needle, syringe, IV, x-ray machine, x-ray,
  • What words refer to preventing disease?
    hygiene, immunization, immunize, inoculate, inoculation, vaccinate, vaccination
  • Doctor, nurse

    Use this domain for words referring to people who habitually take care of the sick and injured, such as those who do it for a living.

    OMC Codes: 
    759 Medical Personnel
  • What words refer to a person who takes care of the sick?
    doctor, physician, general practitioner, the medical profession, family doctor, family practitioner, healer,
  • What words refer to medical specialists and their branch of medicine?
    specialist, consultant, allergist, anesthesiologist, anesthesiology, cardiologist, cardiology, chiropractor, chiropractic, dermatologist, dermatology, endocrinologist, endocrinology, epidemiology, gastroenterologist, gastroenterology, gynecologist, gynecology, hematology, histology, homeopathist, homeopathy, immunologist, immunology, neonatologist, neonatology, nephrologist, nephrology, neurologist, neurology, obstetrician, obstetrics, oncologist, oncology, ophthalmologist, orthopedist, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedics, pediatrician, pediatrics, plastic surgeon, podiatry, proctologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, radiology, radiotherapy, rheumatologist, rheumatology, surgeon, surgery, urologist
  • What words refer to a doctor who treats mental illness?
    psychiatrist, shrink, analyst, psychiatry, psychologist, psychoanalyst, psychoanalysis, psychotherapist, psychotherapy,
  • What words refer to a doctor who treats teeth?
    dentist, dentistry, oral surgeon,
  • What words refer to someone who helps a doctor?
    nurse, nursing, hygienist, hygiene, lab/medical technician, laboratory analysis, midwife, midwifery, orderly, pharmacist, pharmacology, speech therapist, speech therapy, therapist, therapy
  • What words refer to someone who give emergency treatment to someone who has been injured?
    medic, corpsman, ambulance driver, paramedic,
  • What words refer to a doctor who treats animals?
    vet, veterinarian,
  • What words refer to a person who pretends to be a doctor?
  • What words refer to working as a doctor?
    practice, doctor (v), be in medicine,
  • What words refer to going to a doctor?
    go to the doctor, see a doctor, consult a doctor,
  • Medicine

    Use this domain for words related to medicine, types of medicine, and the application of medicine.

    OMC Codes: 
    751 Preventive Medicine
    278 Pharmaceuticals
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    6T Medicines
  • What general words refer to medicine?
    medicine, medication, medicinal, drug, narcotic, antidote, elixir, remedy, herb,
  • What are the names of particular types of medicine?
    analgesic, antacid, antibiotic, antidote, antihistamine, antiseptic, antitoxin, aspirin, barbiturate, cathartic, chloroquine, drops, eye drops, emetic, iodine, immunization, inoculation, lozenge, painkiller, paregoric, penicillin, prophylactic, purgative, sedative, sleeping pill, stimulant, sulfa, tranquilizer, transfusion, Tylenol, vaccine, wine
  • What words refer to medicine you put on your skin?
    ointment, salve, liniment, lotion, poultice, balm, cream,
  • What words refer to medicine that you eat or drink?
    tablet, pill, capsule, potion, syrup, tonic,
  • What words refer to medicine that is injected under the skin?
    shot, injection, jab,
  • What words refer to giving medicine?
    medicate, apply medicine/ointment, give a shot, inject someone with, vaccinate, immunize, inoculate, administer, prescribe medicine, apply a bandage, (cover oneself under steaming herbal medicine), massage, rub something in,
  • What words refer to taking medicine?
    take something for, drink, swallow,
  • What words refer to some medicine that is given at one time?
    dose, dosage, course of medicine, overdose,
  • What words refer to the equipment used to store and administer medicine?
    medicine bottle, needle, syringe, IV,
  • What words refer to the written instructions a doctor gives about how much medicine to take?
    prescription, prescribe,
  • What words refer to someone who makes and sells medicine?
    chemist, pharmacist, druggist, pharmacy, herbalist,
  • Medicinal plants

    Use this domain for plants that are used for medicine.

  • What words refer to a plant that is used as a medicine?
    herb, herbal,
  • What plants are used as medicine?
    poppy, pyrethrum, quinine, aloe
  • What words are used to describe the properties of these plants?
    medicinal, curative
  • Hospital

    Use this domain for words that refer to a place where the sick and injured are treated.

    OMC Codes: 
    743 Hospitals and Clinics
  • What words refer to a place where the sick and injured are treated?
    hospital, infirmary, hospice, clinic, medical center, health center, doctor's office, the doctor's, dispensary, aid post/station, nursing home,
  • What words refer to a hospital for people who are mentally ill?
    mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, institution, asylum,
  • What are the parts of a hospital?
    ward, unit, operating room, operating theater, emergency room, casualty department, accident and emergency, lab, x-ray room, nurses' station, intensive care, surgery, waiting room, mortuary, morgue,
  • What words refer to a place where medicine is kept or given out?
    pharmacy, medicine cabinet,
  • What words refer to a vehicle for transporting the injured?
    ambulance, hospital ship
  • What words refer to putting someone in the hospital?
  • What words refer to a sick person in a hospital?
    patient, inpatient, outpatient,
  • What words refer to being a patient in a hospital?
    go to the hospital, have someone in, stay in the hospital, hospital stay, admit, discharge,
  • Traditional medicine

    Use this domain for words related to traditional medicine. There may be no distinction in terminology between 'modern medicine' and 'traditional medicine.' In that case this domain should be ignored. (Our purpose here is not to judge the value of traditional medicine, but to collect and describe the words used for it.)

    OMC Codes: 
    754 Sorcery
    755 Magical and Mental Therapy
  • What words refer to the practice of traditional medicine?
    traditional medicine, natural medicine
  • What words refer to the types of treatment?
  • What words refer to a person who practices traditional medicine?
    medicine man, herbalist, shaman,
  • What words refer to the medicine used in traditional medicine?
    potion, herb