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Medical equipment

catheter

noun

a thin tube put into your body to remove a liquid such as urine

defibrillator

noun

a piece of equipment for giving the heart an electric shock to make it start to beat normally again

drain

noun

a tube that carries liquid away from your body, for example one that carries blood away from an injury

drip

noun

a piece of equipment used in a hospital for putting a liquid such as medicine directly into your body

ECG

noun

a machine used in hospitals for showing how well someone’s heart is beating. The picture it shows or prints is also called an ECG.

EEG

noun

electroencephalograph: a machine that records electrical activity in the brain

electrocardiogram

noun

an ecg

electrocardiograph

noun

an ecg

electroencephalogram

noun

an eeg 1

electroencephalograph

noun

an eeg 2

EpiPen

a needle fitted into a tube that looks like a pen, used for putting a drug into someone who is having a severe allergic reaction to something

flotation tank

noun

a large container filled with salt water in which people float in order to completely relax

forceps

noun

a medical tool with two long narrow parts, used for holding things during medical operations

grommet

noun

a small tube that is put into a child’s ear to remove liquid that is blocking it

hearing aid

noun

a small piece of equipment that someone wears in their ear to help them to hear

heart-lung machine

noun

a machine used for making blood and oxygen flow around someone’s body when they are having a medical operation on their heart

hypodermic

noun

a narrow plastic tube with a needle used for putting drugs into your body through the skin

implant

noun

an object that doctors put into someone’s body during a medical operation

incubator

noun

a piece of hospital equipment that ill or premature babies lie in to be kept warm and given treatment

inhaler

noun

a tube used for inhaling medicine into your lungs to help you to breathe more easily

IV

noun

a drip for putting liquid into your body

knife

noun

a doctor’s scalpel

lamp

noun

a piece of equipment that produces light and heat, used in medical treatment and scientific research

lancet

noun

a small knife with two sharp edges used by doctors

laser

noun

a piece of equipment that produces a powerful narrow line of light. It is used for cutting hard substances, directing the paths of missiles, and in medical operations

life support system

noun

a set of machines that keep someone alive when they are very ill

ligature

noun

a thread or wire that doctors tie around a blood vessel to stop someone losing blood

monitor

noun

a piece of equipment used for showing and recording what is happening in a particular part of someone’s body

needle

noun

a very thin sharp metal tube used for putting medicine or drugs into your body, or for taking blood out. It is fixed to a plastic tube called a syringe

needle

noun

a thin piece of metal used for acupuncture

operating table

noun

a table that someone lies on while doctors operate on them

oxygen mask

noun

an object that fits over your face and is connected to a container of oxygen, used for helping you to breathe normally

oxygen tent

noun

a large container filled with oxygen that doctors put around a person who cannot breathe normally

pacemaker

noun

a small piece of electronic equipment connected to someone’s heart to help the heart muscles move regularly

pessary

noun

a piece of plastic put into a woman’s vagina to support her womb

pin

noun

a thin piece of metal that a doctor puts through a broken bone to support it

plate

noun

a piece of metal put into a part of someone’s body to protect it

probe

noun

a long thin medical instrument used for examining things inside your body

prosthesis

noun

an artificial body part

puffer

noun

an inhaler

respirator

noun

a machine used in hospitals for helping people who cannot breathe on their own

respirator

noun

an object covering your nose and mouth that helps you to breathe when you are in a place that is full of smoke or gas

scalpel

noun

a small sharp knife used by a doctor for doing an operation

scanner

noun

a piece of equipment that is used for producing a picture of the inside of a part of someone’s body for a medical examination

scrubs

noun

the special clothes worn by doctors and nurses when they do a medical operation

shunt

noun

a small tube placed in your body to carry blood or fluid from one place to another

spatula

noun

a small stick used by doctors to hold your tongue down so that they can examine your throat

stent

noun

a very small, artificial tube placed in an artery or other tube in the body in order to hold the artery, etc. open

stethoscope

noun

a piece of equipment used by doctors for listening to someone’s heart or breathing

stirrup

noun

a thing that is used for supporting your foot, for example when giving birth

stitch

noun

a short piece of thread that is used for joining someone’s skin together after it has been cut

stomach pump

noun

equipment used for removing things from your stomach. It includes a tube that goes down your throat.

suture

noun

the stitch or stitches used for closing the edges of a cut

syringe

noun

a needle fitted to a plastic tube, used for taking blood from your body or for putting medicine or drugs into it

ventilator

noun

a machine that pushes air in and out of someone’s lungs when they cannot breathe on their own

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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