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Medicine - Medicina

Discussion in 'Health and Education' started by Veronese, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Medicine - Medicina

    The idea for this post is to write a medicine and its translation. If possible you can suggest some names too.

    I'll start it of a suggestion. I will copy and paste all other suggestions into this first post to make it a handy list that you or others can print off.

    Plaster - Cerotto

    Epsom Salts = Sali Inglesi

    aspirina = aspirin
    tachipirina = paracetamol (though tachiprina is a trade name)
    malox = indigestion stuff (milk of magnesia?) again a trade name
    papagallo (vulg but common) = bottle to pee into in bed, for men
    padella (vulg but common) = bedpan
    cough = tossa
    hay fever = allergia, or allergia d'estate (any other allergy being made more specific)
    temperature = febbre
    liver = fegato
    itch = prurito (sp ?)
    pills = compresse (sp ?)
    prescription = ricetta (sp ?)
    drops (as in eyedrops, etc) = gocce (sp ?)
    dizziness = vertigine (sp ?)
     
  2. Epsom Salts = Sali Inglesi
     
  3. What on earth are Epson Salts!

    aspirina = aspirin
    tachipirina = paracetamol (though tachiprina is a trade name)
    malox = indigestion stuff (milk of magnesia?) again a trade name
    papagallo (vulg but common) = bottle to pee into in bed, for men
    padella (vulg but common) = bedpan
     
  4. I haven't heard of epsom salts either but i added them to the list. I presume they are some kind of herbal bath salts to help with the flu etc.. but i could be wrong.

    Just done a google on it and yes they are bath salts.

    Here is a link to find out 13 Wonderful Ways to Use Epsom Salts.
     
  5. Epsom salts (still available without a prescription in the UK from old-fashioned chemists) are a cure for and a prophylactic against constipation, used widely in those parts of Italy where they eat a lot of that constipation-inducing egg-pasta.

    As a cure, use it as folliows:

    1. Drink a large glass of water or two;
    2. Wait for half an hour;
    3. Mix two-thirds of a sachet of sali inglesi in a glass of lukewarm water;
    4. Drink it;
    5. Wait for an hour or so;
    6. Be prepared to spend much of the next couple of days sitting in blessed relief on the bog seat. (It works !)

    The Victorians used Epsom Salts to keep themselves "regular", taking, I think, a spoonful or so every morning.

    S

    Solfato di magnesio - Wikipedia
     
  6. It may be worth adding some commonplace ailments, which chemists are less likely to know the English terms for than medicines - e.g.

    cough = tossa
    hay fever = allergia, or allergia d'estate (any other allergy being made more specific)
    temperature = febbre (sp ?)

    and possibly also a few internal organs, such as:

    liver = fegato

    S
     
  7. itch = prurito (sp ?)
    pills = compresse (sp ?)
    prescription = ricetta (sp ?)
    drops (as in eyedrops, etc) = gocce (sp ?)
    dizziness = vertigine (sp ?)
     
  8. flebo = (a) drip
    ictus = (a) stroke
    dolore = pain
    rafreddore = (a) cold
    tensione = blood pressure
    rotto = broken
    fa male qua = it hurts here
    gonfio = swollen
    stitichezza (sp ?) = constipation
    preoccupato = worried
    storto = sprained/twisted
    incubo = nightmare
    milza = spleen
    radiografia = X-ray
     

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