Medical Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Medical Symbols category.

Glossary of symbols and signs used in medical practices.

Symbols in this category:

Alcoholics Anonymous Symbol

The Circle and Triangle symbol has long been connected to the A.A. Fellowship. It was adopted as an official A.A. symbol at the International Convention in St. Louis in 1955, and from that point on was widely used in the Fellowship.

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American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology, founded in 1923, is a non-profit professional medical association composed of diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists.

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The caduceus (☤; pron.: /kəˈdjuːsiːəs/ or /kəˈdjuːʃəs/; from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion "herald's staff" ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology.

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Combat Medical Badge

The Combat Medical Badge is an award of the United States Army which was first created in January 1945.

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First Aid

First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury.

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Narcotics Anonymous

A non beneficial society for people recovery from drug addiction.

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National Health Service

The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded national healthcare system for England and one of the four National Health Services of the United Kingdom. It is the largest single-payer healthcare system in the world.

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The jewelled parasol (Sanskrit: chhatraratna; Devanagari: छत्ररत्न; Tibetan: རིནཆེན་གདུགས, Wylie: rin chen gdugs) or Sacred Umbrella, which is similar in ritual function to the baldachin or canopy.

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Pharmacy Symbol - Mortar and Pestle

The two symbols most commonly associated with pharmacy are the mortar and pestle and the ℞ (recipere) character, which is often written as "Rx" in typed text.

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Psychiatry - Psychology

Psi (uppercase Ψ, lowercase ψ; Greek

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Purple- and blue-striped awareness ribbon

Represents mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD).

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Red Crescent

During the Russo-Turkish War from 1876 to 1878, the Ottoman Empire used a Red Crescent instead of the Red Cross because its government believed that the cross would alienate its Muslim soldiers.

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