Vocabulary 23

Building vocabulary
           Medical  English
Choose the best response for each one.
1.    Is “pulse” the same as “heart rate”?.

     a. Yes          b. No       c. Only in Australia

2. You’re a little _______________.You have to lose about 10 pounds.
    a. heavy-set   b. overweight    c. really fat

3. There’s not much I can tell you until we get ________________ (from the lab).
    a. your tests over    b. your tests have returned   c. your tests back

4. Depression is often caused by a chemical deficiency or _________________ (=improper proportion of several chemical elements.
    a. imbalance     b. inbalance       c. unbalance

5. It hurts when I _________________ (= urinate).
  a. pay                  b. peel                        c. pee
6. Don’t worry, it’s only a ______________ cut. It’s not serious.
   a. major              b. minor               c. minority

7. cough, fever, and bruises are examples of minor _________________ that people commonly suffer.
    a. ailments     b. sicknesses     c. illnesses

8. I feel cold. = I have the ___________
    a. chill        b. chills           c. chilies

9. If your nose or sinuses become congested, or _________________, a decongestant medicine may help you.
    a. stuck      b. stuffed        c. stuffy

10. The doctor gavee me some __________ of the antibiotic.
     a. no-charge examples  b. free examples
     c. free samples
Write your own sentences or definitions of words.
Imbalance: lack of equilibrium
Unbalance: to disorder

1. Yes
2. overweight
3.  your tests back
4.  imbalance
5. pee
6. minor
7. ailments
8. chills
9. stuffed
10. free samples

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