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R0054B.JPG (11584 BYTES)English/Spanish glossary of health and nutrition terms

Table of contents

"Itzamna", Mayan God of Medicine

"Ixchel", wife of Itzamna and the Goddess of Childbirth and Weaving

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June 1985


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Dedicated to Peace Corps/Guatemala's health workers, their communities and co-workers

Family relations and life events

Health facilities and personnel

Medical equipment/supplies

The human body

Diseases, injuries, signs, symptoms, causes and conditions

Medications, treatments, procedures

Nutrition-related and cooking terms

Food and drink

Meat cuts
Meat terms

Medical and culinary herbs

Some useful verbs

Measurements commonly used in Guatemala