Learn English Vocabulary for Medical Supplies & Equipment through Pictures

Medical equipment is designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical conditions ...


Here is a list of some of the most common medical supplies and equipment found in doctors’ offices, operating rooms and medical kits:

  • Ambulance – a special vehicle that is used to take people who are ill or injured to hospital
  • First aid kit – a special bag or box containing bandages and medicines to treat people who are injured or become ill suddenly
  • Microscope – a scientific instrument that makes extremely small things look larger
  • Crutches – sticks which fit under your arms and are used to walk when your leg or foot is injured or broken
  • Wheelchair – a rolling transportation device often used by someone who cannot walk
  • Cane – a long thin stick with a curved handle that you can use to help you walk
  • Scalpel – a small sharp knife used by doctors during operations to cut skin and tissue
  • Syringe – a tool which is used to inject fluid into the body or withdraw fluid from it
  • Stethoscope – a tool which is used for listening to someone’s breathing or heart
  • Pipette – a thin glass tube for sucking up exact amounts of liquid, used especially in chemistry
  • Tooth brush – a small brush that you use for cleaning your teeth
  • Thermometer – a tool to measure temperature of the body
  • Glasses – two pieces of specially cut glass or plastic in a frame, which you wear in order to see more clearly
  • Sunglasses – dark glasses that you wear to protect your eyes when the sun is very bright
  • Dumbbells – two weights connected by a short bar, that you can lift to strengthen your arms and shoulders
  • Stretcher – a type of portable bed used to carry an injured or ill person
  • Bandage – a long piece of cloth which is wrapped around an injured body part

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