Ready for CAE: unit 7 - health vocabulary
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A substance doctors put in your body to help prevent a disease; for example, the ____________ against tifus.
to get vaccinated against
To get an injection in order to protect yourself from a specific disease. You usually do this when you travel to countries where the risk of infection is high.
Liquid that the dentist normally injects in your mouth before an operation to numb it so you don't feel pain.
A tube used for injecting liquid or for giving vaccines.
A _______________ looks after the health of people in their local community and deals with a whole range of health problems. It's an acronym.
Accronym to describe the healthcare system we can find in the countries of the United Kingdom. It stands for National Health Service.
A medical practitioner qualified to practice surgery.
A medical practitioner who works with children and their diseases.
A doctor who studies the femenine reproductive system.
an ear, nose, throat doctor
It's the doctor who studies the ear, throat and nose problems. It's commonly called an ENT.
A kind of treatment for medical conditions that involves pressure and movement of your muscles and bones.
A type of activity to rehabilitate you from an injury.
A certified male physician who gives you massages professionally.
A certified female physician who gives massages professionally, like Phoebe Buffay.
A health care professional who can get to cure physical pain and other neuro system related problems through massages on specific zones of your body.´
General examination of your health which consists in extracting some blood from your veins
The place in hospitals where surgeries take place.
The place in the hospital opened 24 h a day and used for urgent medical help.
to get surgery
To be operated on by a surgeon. It can be both for a medical or esthetic reasons. (3 words)
to be operated on
to get surgery
to see a counsellor
to get advise from someone
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
a saying which means that eating an apple every day will keep you healthy.
a disease that lasts a short time and makes you feel weak
to have a temperature
to have fever
an acute condition
A serious illness that lasts only for a short period of time.
a chronic condition
A serious illness that you always have.
high blood pressure
A condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough to cause health problems.
a mild allergic reaction
A not serious medical condition in which, for example, your skin becomes covered with red marks as a reaction of something you were in contact with.
a blinding headache
A really strong pain in your head, also known as migraine.
a throat infection
A medical condition that affects the inside of your neck and can cause you to lose your voice.
A broken muscle. (in plural)
a chipped tooth
When a small piece of your tooth is broken it means you have _________________ (3 words).
When your ankle is injured by a sudden movement you get a ___________________ (2 words).
a blocked nose
An obstructed nose.
a runny nose
A nose that has liquid coming out of it.
When the part of your body between your neck and the top of your arms is out of its place that means you've _______________ your __________________. (2 words)
a bruised thigh
It is the upper part of a leg that has one or more purple marks caused by blows.
When your lips get bigger than normal because they are inflamed you have _________________ (2 words).
to come out in a rash
To have a skin irritation (phrasal verb)
to prescribe medicine
To give a piece of paper to a patient as to which medicine and what quantity the patient should take in order to be cured.
your medical complaint
Your medical history, an illness or a medical problem.
a medical consultation
A session with a doctor to ask questions about medical issues.
ease off the pain
Reduce the pain. (phrasal verb)
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