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Naming health problems and treatments I Recognizing synonyms | Recognizing collocations
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Addiction is the condition of taking harmful drugs and being unable to stop taking them.
If you have a particular allergy, you become ill or get a rash when you eat, smell, or touch something that does not normally make people ill.
Cancer is a serious disease in which cells in a person's body increase rapidly in an uncontrolled way, producing abnormal growths.
You are suffering from dehydration if you lose too much water from your body.
A disease is an illness that affects people, animals or plants, for example one which is caused by bacteria or infection.
An infection is a disease caused by germs or bacteria.
Someone suffering from obesity is extremely fat.
If someone has a stroke, a blood vessel in their brain bursts or becomes blocked, which may k ill them or make them unable to move one side of their body.
If a doctor or nurse administers a drug, they give it to a patient.
If someone is admitted to hospital they are taken into hospital for treatment and kept there until they are well enough to go home.
If someone or something is diagnosed as having a particular illness or problem, their illness or problem is identified.
If a doctor examines you, he or she looks at your body, feels it, or does simple tests in order to check how healthy you are.
To screen for a disease means to examine people to make sure that they do not have it.
A vaccine is a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. If a person or animal is vaccinated, they are given a vaccine, usually by injection, to prevent them getting that disease.
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