Vocabulary 14

Building vocabulary
           Medical  English
Complete each of the following sentences with the letter of the correct answer:
1.   You need to take some time off work and relieve some of your _______.
2.   You can see your husband now; he is in a ___________________.
3.   One of the _________________ of antidepressants is a loss of appetite.
4.   It may ____________________ when I insert the needle.
5.   I have a ________________ throat and a runny nose.
6.   My family doctor is sending me to a ________________________.
7.   Ever since I injured my leg I’ve been having muscle ____________ in my upper thigh.
8.   ___________________________ my knee playing soccer.
9.   People who suffer from epilepsy are prone to ____________________.
10.   The woman was in ________________ after being pulled from the rive
a.  seizures
b.  shock
c.  side effects
d.  sore
e.  spasms
f.   specialist
g.  sprained
h.  stable condition
i.    sting
j.    stress
Word (part of speech)
sudden violent movements or unconsciousness caused by electrical signal malfunction in the brain
seizure noun
body not getting enough blood flow
shock noun
other symptoms that might occur as a result of a certain medication or procedure
side effects noun
sore adj
the uncontrollable tightening of a muscle
spasm noun
a doctor that is an expert in a certain kind of medicine
specialist noun
an injury (less serious than a break) to a joint (ankle, wrist, knee etc)
sprain noun/verb
a patient is stable if their medical condition is no longer changing rapidly
stable condition noun
sharp, temporary pain
sting noun/verb
worry that causes muscles to tighten and blood pressure to rise
stress noun
stressed adj
Write your own sentences

1. stress
2. stable condition 
3.  side effects 
4. sting
5. sore
6. specialist 
7. spasms
8. sprained
9. seizures
10. shock
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