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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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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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 ribbon

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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Red Cross

The Red Cross on white background was the original protection symbol declared at the 1864 Geneva Convention.

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Red Crystal

Because of the controversy over Israel's national society Magen David Adom and a number of other disputes, the introduction of an additional neutral protection symbol had been under discussion for a number of years, with the Red Crystal (previously referred to as the Red Lozenge or Red Diamond) being the most popular proposal.

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Red Lion with Sun

From 1924 to 1980, Iran used a Red Lion with Sun symbol for its national society, the Red Lion and Sun Society, based on the flag and emblem of the Qajar Dynasty.

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Rod of Asclepius

In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius (⚕; sometimes also spelled Asklepios or Aesculapius), also known as the asklepian, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine.

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