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audiometer
/ˌɔːdɪˈɑːmɪɾɚ/
noun
a device that tests and measures hearing by presenting different tones at varying volumes and frequencies
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scanner
/ˈskænɝ/
noun
‌a device used by doctors and physicians that produces an image of structures within the body on a computer screen
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centrifuge
/ˈsɛntɹəfˌjudʒ/
noun
a device that spins samples to separate components based on density
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defibrillator
/diˈfɪbɹɪˌɫeɪtɝ/
noun
a piece of equipment that uses a preset voltage to apply an electric shock to the chest wall or heart
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dispenser
/dɪˈspɛnsɝ/
noun
a device used for controlled and measured release of medications, fluids, or other substances in healthcare settings
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endoscope
/ˈɛndoʊˌskoʊp/
noun
a lighted optical instrument that consists of a very small camera and is used to look inside a body cavity or an organ
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ergometer
/ɜːɡˈɑːmɪɾɚ/
noun
a device that measures physical work and energy expended during exercise
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IV pole
/ɹˌoʊmən fˈoːɹ pˈoʊl/
noun
a medical device for holding IV fluid bags and administering fluids or medications to patients
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otoscope
/ˈɑːɾəskˌoʊp/
noun
a medical instrument for examining the ear canal and eardrum during medical checkups
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wheelchair
/ˈhwiɫˌtʃɛɹ/, /ˈwiɫˌtʃɛɹ/
noun
a chair with wheels that is designed particularly for the use of disabled persons
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workstation
/ˈwɝkˌsteɪʃən/
noun
a specialized area or station where healthcare professionals perform tasks such as patient monitoring, medication administration, or record-keeping
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tongue depressor
/tˈʌŋ dɪpɹˈɛsɚ/
noun
a flat, thin medical instrument, usually made of wood or plastic, used to hold down the tongue during a mouth and throat examination
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thermometer
/θɝˈmɑmətɝ/
noun
a device used to measure a person's body temperature to assess for fever or abnormal temperature using various methods like oral, ear, armpit, or forehead readings
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stroboscope
/stɹˈɑːbəskˌoʊp/
noun
a device that produces rapid flashes of light to inspect and analyze moving objects
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spirometer
/spɪɹˈɑːmɪɾɚ/
noun
a medical device that measures lung air volume during breathing
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Wartenberg wheel
/wˈɔːɹtənbˌɜːɡ wˈiːl/
noun
a device with a small wheel and sharp spikes used for sensory stimulation or as a diagnostic tool in neurology
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oximeter
/ˈɑːksaɪmˌiːɾɚ/
noun
a device that measures blood oxygen saturation non-invasively
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autoclave
/ˈɔtoʊˌkɫeɪv/
noun
a device that sterilizes medical equipment using high-pressure steam
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forceps
/ˈfɔɹsɛps/
noun
an instrument used by physicians or scientists in medical operations for picking up, holding, and pulling things
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scalpel
/ˈskæɫpəɫ/
noun
a small thin-bladed surgical knife particularly used in surgery
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ventilator
/ˈvɛnəˌɫeɪtɝ/, /ˈvɛntəˌɫeɪtɝ/
noun
a piece of medical equipment that facilitates breathing by sending air in and out of the lungs to assist patients in cases of respiratory failure
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diathermy machine
/dˈaɪəθɚmi məʃˈiːn/
noun
a medical device that generates heat in tissues using high-frequency electrical currents for therapeutic purposes
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sphygmomanometer
/sfˌɪɡməmɐnˈɑːmɪɾɚ/
noun
a medical device that measures blood pressure by applying and releasing external pressure to the artery, providing systolic and diastolic readings
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blood pressure gauge
/blˈʌd pɹˈɛʃɚ ɡˈeɪdʒ/
noun
a medical device used to measure blood pressure with an inflatable cuff, gauge, and stethoscope or digital display
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body composition analyzer
/bˈɑːdi kˌɑːmpəzˈɪʃən ˈænɐlˌaɪzɚ/
noun
a device that measures and analyzes body composition for health and fitness assessment
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Holter monitor
/hˈoʊltɚ mˈɑːnɪɾɚ/
noun
a portable medical device used for 24-hour heart activity monitoring to assess heart rhythm and detect cardiac abnormalities
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electrosurgical unit
/ɪlˌɛktɹoʊsˈɜːdʒɪkəl jˈuːnɪt/
noun
a medical device for precise tissue cutting, coagulation, and cauterization during surgery, using electrical energy
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x-ray illuminator
/ˈɛksɹˈeɪ ɪlˈuːmᵻnˌeɪɾɚ/
noun
a backlit panel for viewing x-ray films and radiographic images by healthcare professionals
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ophthalmoscope
/ɑfˈθæɫməˌskoʊp/
noun
a medical tool for examining the interior of the eye, aiding in the diagnosis of eye conditions
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smoke evacuator
/smˈoʊk ɪvˈækjuːˌeɪɾɚ/
noun
a device used during surgery to remove smoke and odors from electrocautery or laser devices for a clear and safe surgical field
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reflex hammer
/ɹˈiːflɛks hˈæmɚ/
noun
a medical instrument used to assess reflexes by striking tendons during neurological examinations
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pacemaker
/ˈpeɪsˌmeɪkɝ/
noun
an electronic device implanted inside a person's body to help regulate their heart rate
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probe
/ˈpɹoʊb/
noun
a slender medical instrument with a blunt end used particularly for exploration of wounds or body cavities
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speculum
/spˈɛkjʊləm/
noun
a medical instrument used during the internal genitalia examination to dilate the opening of a body cavity
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stretcher
/ˈstɹɛtʃɝ/
noun
an instrument fitted with two poles and a long piece of canvas used to carry the sick, the injured, or the dead
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EpiPen
/ˈɛpi pˈɛn/
noun
a hypodermic device used in emergencies to treat a severe allergic reaction by giving an injection of epinephrine
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splint
/ˈspɫɪnt/
noun
an immobilizing device, such as a cast or brace, that protects a broken or injured part of the body during therapy or recovery period
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life support machine
/lˈaɪf səpˈoːɹt məʃˈiːn/
noun
a device that keeps someone alive when they are seriously ill and are unable to breathe on their own
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monitor
/ˈmɑnətɝ/
noun
an electronic device that warns of trouble and continuously tracks the operation of a system
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oxygen mask
/ˈɑːksɪdʒən mˈæsk/
noun
a breathing device worn over the nose and mouth that is hooked up to an oxygen tank
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needle
/ˈnidəɫ/
noun
a slender, solid, often sharp-pointed instrument used for withdrawing blood samples , injecting medicine , etc.
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syringe
/ˈsɪɹɪndʒ/, /sɝˈɪndʒ/
noun
a tube with a long hollow needle at the end that is used to inject or withdraw fluids
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scale
/ˈskeɪɫ/
noun
a device used to weigh people or objects
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walker
/ˈwɔkɝ/
noun
a metal enclosing framework with wheels and handles that helps disabled or frail people maintain their balance while walking
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surgical scissors
/sˈɜːdʒɪkəl sˈɪsɚz/
noun
specialized cutting instruments used in surgery for precise cutting and dissecting of tissues with serrated edges and different blade shapes
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operating microscope
/ˈɑːpɚɹˌeɪɾɪŋ mˈaɪkɹəskˌoʊp/
noun
a magnifying tool used in surgery for precise visualization of the surgical field
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suture
/ˈsutʃɝ/
noun
a stitch or series of stitches made to secure the edges of a wound, incision, or surgical opening
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needle holder
/nˈiːdəl hˈoʊldɚ/
noun
a surgical instrument used to hold and manipulate needles during suturing procedures
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retractor
/ɹɪtɹˈæktɚ/
noun
a surgical tool for holding tissues aside during procedures
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restorative
/ɹəˈstɔɹətɪv/
noun
the tools or methods that repair or enhance physiological functions for health improvement
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hearing aid
/hˈɪɹɪŋ ˈeɪd/
noun
a small electronic device that is worn in or behind the ear and is specifically designed to amplify inaudible sounds to help a person with hearing loss
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