Plain Language Medical Dictionary

Common Medical Terminology

Skeletal: Bones, axial skeleton, appendicular skeleton, and joints

Muscular: Muscles and tendons

Integumentary: Skin, hair, nails, and glands in skin

Sensory: Eyes, ears, nose, skin receptors, and mouth

Cardiovascular: Heart, blood vessels, and blood

Lymphatic: Tonsils, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, and lymph fluid

Respiratory: Nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs

Gastrointestinal: Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder

Endocrine: Hormones, pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, and gonads

Nervous: Brain, spinal cord, ganglia, nerves, and sensory organs

Urinary: Kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra

Reproductive: Ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, and vagina in females; testes, ducts, penis, urethra, and prostate in males