26 terms

COLLINS IELTS:HEALTH

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addiction
the condition of taking harmful drugs and being unable to stop taking them
allergy
become ill or get a rash when you eat, smell, or touch something that does not normally make people ill
cancer
a serious disease in which cells in a person's body increase rapidly in an uncontrolled way producing abnormal growths
dehydration
lose too much water from your body
disease
illness that affects people, animals, or plants, for example one which is caused by bacteria or infection
infection
a disease caused by germs or bacteria
obesity
extremely fat
stroke
a blood vessel in their brain bursts or becomes blocked, which may kill thme or make them unable to move one side of their body
administer (v)
give a drug to a patient
admit (v)
a person is taken into hospital for treatment and kept there until they are well enough to go home
diagnose (v)
illness or problem is identified
discharge (v)
patient is officially allowed to leave or told they must leave
examine (v)
doctors check how healthy you are
screen (v)
to examine
vaccinate (v)
given a vaccine, usually by injection, to prevent them getting that disease
affluence
(n.) wealth, riches, prosperity; great abudance, plenty
poverty
Inability to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.


The state of being poor
communicable
contagious/ infectious
associated
connected
processed
having to do with food that has had things added to it to make it last longer
exposure
Contact with a disease or disease-producing agent.
predominately
mainly
access
obtain; gain
underlying
basic; fundamental; only noticeable under scrutiny
incidence
Number of new cases
chronic
Continuing for a long time