Treatments (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Treatments

The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 18 words from the "treatments" category:
Learning about treatments vocabulary is important for healthcare discussions and medical procedures.

Memory Game

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Example Sentences


ambulance icon

a specially equipped vehicle used for transporting sick or injured people to medical facilities, often in emergencies

Easy Examples

  • An ambulance is a special vehicle that helps sick or injured people get to the hospital quickly.
  • Ambulances have flashing lights and sirens to signal that they're on an important mission.
  • Ambulance crews are trained to care for people in emergencies.

Harder Examples

  • The ambulance rushed to the scene of the accident.
  • He called an ambulance when his mother had difficulty breathing.
  • They heard the sirens of an ambulance approaching the hospital.


X-ray icon

a medical imaging technique that uses electromagnetic radiation to create images of the inside of the body

Easy Examples

  • An X-ray is a special picture of the inside of your body that doctors use to see bones and organs.
  • When you have an X-ray, you may need to stand still for a moment while the machine takes the picture.
  • X-rays help doctors find out what's going on inside you.

Harder Examples

  • She had an X-ray to check for any fractures in her arm.
  • He studied the X-ray images to diagnose the patient's condition.
  • They waited for the radiologist to interpret the X-ray results.

band aid

band aid icon

a small adhesive strip or patch applied to minor cuts or wounds to protect them and aid in healing

Easy Examples

  • A band-aid, also known as a plaster, is a small sticky strip that helps cover and protect cuts or scrapes.
  • You can find band-aids in different sizes and colors, and they often have cute designs.
  • Band-aids can make a boo-boo feel better and keep it clean.

Harder Examples

  • She placed a band aid on her finger after accidentally cutting it.
  • He carried band aids in his first aid kit during the camping trip.
  • They used colorful band aids to comfort their child after a scrape.

bed rest

bed rest icon

a medical recommendation for a patient to remain in bed as part of their treatment or recovery

Easy Examples

  • Bed rest is when you need to stay in bed to rest and recover from an illness or injury.
  • Doctors may recommend bed rest if they want you to get better without moving around too much.
  • Bed rest helps your body heal and get stronger.

Harder Examples

  • She was prescribed bed rest for a week to recover from the flu.
  • He followed the doctor's orders for strict bed rest after surgery.
  • They arranged for home care during their mother's period of bed rest.


wheelchair icon

a device with wheels used by individuals with mobility impairments to assist in moving around

Easy Examples

  • A wheelchair is a special chair with wheels that helps people who can't walk or have trouble walking.
  • People use wheelchairs to move around and do things like go to school or visit friends.
  • Wheelchairs are designed to be comfortable and easy to use.

Harder Examples

  • She maneuvered her wheelchair through the accessible park pathways.
  • He borrowed a wheelchair from the hospital for his grandfather.
  • They donated a wheelchair to a local charity for those in need.

blood test

blood test icon

a medical procedure in which a sample of blood is analyzed to assess various aspects of a person's health

Easy Examples

  • A blood test is when a nurse or doctor takes a small sample of your blood to check how healthy you are.
  • They use a tiny needle to collect the blood, and it doesn't hurt much.
  • Blood tests can tell doctors important things about your body.

Harder Examples

  • She underwent a blood test to check her cholesterol levels.
  • He received the results of his annual blood test from the lab.
  • They scheduled a blood test as part of their regular check-up.


crutches icon

devices used to assist people with leg injuries or mobility issues in walking, typically under the arms for support

Easy Examples

  • Crutches are special sticks that help people walk when they have an injury to their leg or foot.
  • You put your arms on the top part of the crutches and use them to support your weight.
  • Crutches make it easier to move around while you heal.

Harder Examples

  • She used crutches to get around while her ankle healed.
  • He taught patients how to use crutches safely in physical therapy.
  • They loaned a pair of crutches to their friend who had knee surgery.


diet icon

the types and quantities of food and drink regularly consumed by an individual, often as a part of maintaining health

Easy Examples

  • A diet is the food you eat every day to stay healthy.
  • Eating a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and proteins is important for your body.
  • Your diet affects how you feel and grow.

Harder Examples

  • She followed a balanced diet to improve her overall well-being.
  • He discussed dietary changes with the nutritionist to manage his weight.
  • They made healthier food choices as part of their new diet plan.


doctor icon

a licensed medical professional who diagnoses and treats illnesses, injuries, and medical conditions

Easy Examples

  • A doctor is a person who helps keep you healthy and treats you when you're sick.
  • Doctors go to school for many years to learn how to take care of people's health.
  • You can trust your doctor to give you the best advice.

Harder Examples

  • She made an appointment with her primary care doctor for a check-up.
  • He consulted a specialist when his symptoms persisted.
  • They expressed gratitude for the compassionate care provided by their doctor.


exercise icon

physical activity performed to improve or maintain one's health, fitness, or strength

Easy Examples

  • Exercise is when you move your body to stay strong and healthy.
  • You can exercise by playing sports, dancing, or even just going for a walk.
  • Exercise is fun and helps you feel great.

Harder Examples

  • She enjoyed morning exercises to stay active and energized.
  • He incorporated regular exercise into his daily routine.
  • They joined a fitness class to socialize while getting fit.

eye drops

eye drops icon

medicated drops applied to the eyes to relieve discomfort, treat conditions, or lubricate the eyes

Easy Examples

  • Eye drops are special liquid medicine that you put in your eyes to make them feel better.
  • You can use eye drops if your eyes are dry, itchy, or irritated.
  • Eye drops can help your eyes stay comfortable.

Harder Examples

  • She used eye drops to soothe her dry and itchy eyes.
  • He administered eye drops as part of his eye care regimen.
  • They carried a small bottle of eye drops in their bag for emergencies.


hospital icon

a medical facility equipped for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with various illnesses and injuries

Easy Examples

  • A hospital is a big building where doctors and nurses take care of people who are sick or hurt.
  • Hospitals have special equipment and rooms to help people get better.
  • Hospitals are safe places where you can get the care you need.

Harder Examples

  • She visited the hospital to see her friend who had surgery.
  • He worked long hours as a nurse at the local hospital.
  • They were impressed by the advanced technology at the new hospital.


inhaler icon

a medical device that delivers medication directly to the lungs, often used to manage respiratory conditions

Easy Examples

  • An inhaler is a small device that helps people with breathing problems take their medicine.
  • People with asthma often use inhalers to open up their airways and breathe better.
  • Inhalers make it easier to breathe when you need it.

Harder Examples

  • She used her inhaler to relieve asthma symptoms during allergy season.
  • He carried his rescue inhaler for emergencies while hiking.
  • They learned how to use the inhaler correctly from their healthcare provider.


injection icon

the process of delivering medication or substances into the body through a needle and syringe

Easy Examples

  • An injection is when a doctor or nurse uses a tiny needle to put medicine into your body.
  • Injections can be in your arm, leg, or other places where you need the medicine.
  • Injections help you get better when you're sick.

Harder Examples

  • She received an injection as part of her vaccination schedule.
  • He administered injections to patients in the clinic.
  • They discussed the option of receiving flu injections in the winter.


medicine icon

substances used to diagnose, prevent, or treat illnesses or medical conditions

Easy Examples

  • Medicine is special stuff that doctors give you to help you feel better or get rid of an illness.
  • Medicine can come in pills, liquids, or other forms, and it's made to help your body heal.
  • Medicine is like a superhero for your health.

Harder Examples

  • She took prescribed medicine to lower her blood pressure.
  • He kept a well-stocked medicine cabinet with over-the-counter remedies.
  • They followed the doctor's instructions for taking their medicine.


nurse icon

a healthcare professional who provides care, support, and medical services to patients under the supervision of doctors

Easy Examples

  • A nurse is a kind person who helps take care of you when you're at the doctor's office or in the hospital.
  • Nurses check your temperature, give you medicine, and make sure you're comfortable.
  • Nurses are there to make you feel better and smile.

Harder Examples

  • She admired the dedication of the nurses at the pediatric ward.
  • He thanked the nurse for her compassionate care during his hospital stay.
  • They considered pursuing a career as a registered nurse.


pills icon

oral medications often in the form of small tablets or capsules used to treat various medical conditions

Easy Examples

  • Pills are small, solid pieces of medicine that you swallow with water.
  • Pills come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, and they help you feel better when you're sick.
  • Taking your pills as the doctor says is important for your health.

Harder Examples

  • She organized her pills in a pill dispenser to stay on schedule.
  • He took two pills with a glass of water after breakfast.
  • They always carried a few pain relief pills in their bag.


surgery icon

a medical procedure involving the manual alteration or removal of tissue, often performed to treat conditions or injuries

Easy Examples

  • Surgery is a special medical procedure where doctors use tools to fix a problem inside your body.
  • Surgeons are skilled doctors who perform surgery to help you get better.
  • Surgery can make a big difference in your health.

Harder Examples

  • She underwent surgery to repair her fractured wrist.
  • He was nervous before the scheduled surgery, but the surgeon reassured him.
  • They were relieved when the surgery successfully removed the tumor.
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